Duration: Hmmm…, well I got a Century 650mm lens for my high school graduation, and that was in the eighties…
Staff: Fun creatives with a great attitude.
Education: University of Southern California, communications; University of California Berkeley, computer systems; Rocky Mountain School of Photography; and assisting for Andy Anderson, Thomas Broening and Timothy Archibald.
Cultural Influences: My kids, Mexico, flea markets, Blue Bottle Coffee, the ocean, my Airstream trailer, bookstores, Paris, comedians, Wahoo's Fish Taco, vintage anything, smart people, Barrack Obama, SoHo, well-exposed film, The Actor's Studio, David Carson, Africa, technology, Keb’ Mo’, typography, San Francisco, my kids, South Swells, Tapatio hot sauce, Counting Crows.
Environment: Annie Leibovitz’s number-one piece of advice is to shoot in your community. My take on it is to really dig in and create, to look at your everyday in a new light. As Christopher Griffith says, “The technical aspect of photography is not that hard. The challenge is to make the mundane look exceptional.”
Philosophy: “Everybody's free to wear sunscreen.” —Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune.