The Glitch Mob

I get the pleasure of shooting all different types of music events. This time I was lucky enough to work with The Glitch Mob on the beginning on their world tour. I met their audio engineer at Coachella Music Festival this year and was able to link back up here. He’s that guy is the guy you probably never think about. He’s the guy who tunes the speakers to sound right or wrong. He’s often getting heckled by people begging him if the performer(s) are going to “play one more song.” He’s the guy who get blasted with water, empty beers and flashed by under-aged girls. He’s usually the guy “behind” or “under” the fame too. This guy is my hero, thank you to all of YOU audio engineers behind the scenes that make the performances I enjoy so much so right. This particular guys name is Ian Hicks and he’s the guy who makes The Glitch Mob sound amazing. He re-tuned the entire sound system at the Knitting Factory in Reno and it turned out fantastic. He’s the guy who will be traveling with them around the globe making sure everyone gets the best audio experience they possibly... View More »

14,179 Feet Above

At 14,179 feet Hiking Mount Shasta is the second highest peak in the Cascades AND one of the most physically draining treks I have ever done. Here my brother, Jonathan, and close climbing partner Tracy are ascending (going up) Mt Shasta. We started at our trek up the 14 thousand foot mountain at midnight and around 1am all I could do was look up and watch the milky way arc across the sky above us. It felt as though we were walking on the moon – I couldn’t get enough of it. The rest of the trek was just as difficult as I thought it would be, like the last time I hiked it 4 years ago. To put the size of this mountain into a visual perspective: Empire State Building in NY is 1,250 feet tall. Transamerica Pyramid in SF is 853 feet tall. If you can visualize stacking the Empire State Building in New York just over 5.5 times, that’s the height of this mountain…OR take San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica building and stack that building a bit over 8 times and you’ve got Mount Shasta. We carry our backpacks full of food, water, safety supplies, extra gear, gloves, goggles..and for me a 7lb camera the entire way up and down. The different types of feelings and emotions one can experience during something like this is priceless. You can go from the most upset you’ve been all year, to instantly feeling the largest waves of euphoria you’ve felt in your entire life all within a few hours of each other. San Francisco, aerial photography San Francisco San Francisco The new bay bridge San Francisco Giants stadium San Francisco aerial photography Metal Print with Black Shadow Frame Metal Print with Frame Metal Print with Hanger Metal Print Only Metal Print... View More »

First Milkyway 2014

The Milkyway Galaxy isn’t viewable to the human eyes from everywhere, nor is it viewable all the time in the locations it can be seen. Typically people in the Lake Tahoe area can see the milky way band in the summer. Though if you’re up to the challenge you can see it in early March right before the sun rises. A friend of mine Justin Majeczky ( asked if I wanted to tag along to go take photos of this beautiful view we are lucky enough to have. Here are the first three photos I captured of the milky way this season. Prints can always be purchased in my shop.... View More »

Bonsai Rock – Printable Up To 6 Feet Wide

Bonsai rock is an iconic location in Lake Tahoe that I’ve been frequenting to photograph. I have been going to this location for a few years looking for the right timing and colors for the best photo. This day was finally one of those days that tested my patience. Tahoe was in the middle of a storm cycle that was piling up on the mountains and almost every road making it difficult to get in location. Luckily I was able to get into location and watch the sky open up for just a few minutes at lake level. Every direction other than the one you see here was in complete snow heaven. This is one of the largest prints I have available, which is up to 6 feet wide and can be found... View More »

San Francisco’s Birds Eye View

After the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest  I decided to stick around the the San Francisco area a few days to do some surfing of my own while waiting for the right flying weather. The day had finally come. The weather was predicted to have a bit of fog rolling in right as the sun was setting. This was all the right ingredients for some fantastic photos from above San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. I rallied up a few friends and managed to connect the right dots with Verticle CFI, a San Francisco based helicopter tour company that is now well known for private photography tours. A quick phone call later and we had lift with the doors off. Hanging out of a helicopter isn’t exactly new to me. I’ve done it a few different times both for work as well as personal. However hanging out of a helicopter above the Golden Gate Bridge is never something I imaged I would be doing. Let alone capturing some of the most beautiful photos. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the flight and around the city, enjoy.... View More »

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