It was a pleasure to be interviewed this week by Fox to talk about my photography, life story and also help raise awareness for all those with invisible illnesses. Here’s some behind the scenes shot from the day - I’m excited for the piece to air in the next few weeks.
To quote a friend, “When God smiled, he made Lake Tahoe”. Impossible to take a bad photo here, especially with sunsets like these.
It was great to have my work recently exhibited at Photokina, the worlds largest photography show in Cologne Germany that attracts over 700,000 visitors.
These pieces were created when I was hanging high above Manhattan in a helicopter and form part of my larger “Urban Reflections” fine-art series As with all the work in this series, the pieces were printed large format so that visitors could appreciate the detail in each photo and produced on a slick, modern and slim acrylic subframe. This means the photographs maintain a high level of quality and detail whilst also giving the overall piece a really cool contemporary finish. These pieces have been sold into private collections and I’m working on putting together a larger gallery show. I also think they would make the perfect pieces for a trendy New York hotel…don’t you agree?
My friends at Think Tank Photo just announced their Black Friday specials. A great deal to be had is their popular Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag on sale at 50% over Black Friday weekend. In addition, several of its most popular camera bags will be on sale at 40% starting this Friday on Black Friday and through December 2nd. And don’t forget, by using my special Web link when ordering, you will receive a free gift and free shipping on top of the discounts!
I’d definitely recommend taking a look at the the Airport Advantage Plus rolling camera bag which is designed specifically for traveling photographers. By it complying with international carry-on size and weight requirements, you can keep your most valuable gear safe and near you when flying and you can’t beat one of the best bags on the market being 50% off!
They’ve also put some other nice bags on sale at 40% through December 2nd including the Think Tank’s Spectral shoulder bags, UltraLight backpacks, Signature shoulder bags, Sidepath backpack, and Multi-Mount holsters. The UltraLight backpacks are the lightest weight photo backpacks on the market while The Signature shoulder series are designed for wedding and other event photographers who seek a more elegant and discreet shoulder bag.
Joshua Tree National Park is so different to any other National Park I’ve visited in the States. For much of the time, It’s vast, arid and other-worldly landscape makes you feel as if you are in Mars. However, the park is incredibly interesting and has plenty to explore and photograph with its diversity offering ample opportunities for landscape photographers: there are areas where cool cactus formations are clustered together and other regions where enormous and interesting rocks formations have been formed from seismic activity and sculpted by hundreds of years of erosion structures. In fact, I could even imagine it making a great backdrop for a fashion shoot! And then, of course, there are the Joshua Trees. These trees, twisted and contorted in their appearance, have a Medusa-esque look and despite apparently falling in number still stretch in many parts of the park further than the eye can see.
Couldn’t help but pull over at the side of the road and capture a field ofJoshua Trees at dusk as I was driving out of the park.
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Yosemite National Park is such a special place to photograph. It has something for everyone: enormous Sequoia trees, cascading waterfalls, beautiful meadows and of course those awe-inspiring iconic granite cliffs and rock formations including El Capitan and Half Dome (from which the North Face Logo is based)
I made a quick trip there last weekend in between some jobs to capture some landscape photos following the recent fires. It was so sad to see the massive devestation caused by the Ferguson fire which was especially noticeable when driving into the valley off the road from Wawona. However, fortunately much of the beauty and majesty of the park remains intact.
Below are a few of my favorite shots from the trip. I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks to photograph some fall color.
Fun fact…Yosemite has more granite formations than anywhere else on the planet!!
A popular place I like to take groups on the photography workshops I run in San Francisco and the wider Bay Area is up to the top Mount Tam. You can't beat getting above the fog into the golden hills and watching the fog (affectionally known by locals as "Karl") mystically drift across the city, ocean and rolling landscape; it's definitely worth the drive. You can find more information on my San Francisco and Bay Area photography classes here.
I was up there last night for one of the most stunning sunsets I've see in a while and positioned myself along with some other photographers facing due West overlooking Stinson Beach, the peak of Mount Tam and some gorgeous golden hills. Shooting into the sun can sometimes be challenging. However, with the right exposure and control of light you can get creative. I love introducing some really cool flare, sun rays and other effects into my photos. The burst of color as the sun dipped below the horizon lasted only about five minutes but was truly breathtaking. It won't be long until I'm back up there!
Below are a few of my favorite shots.
I'm delighted to announce that a curated selection of my landscape work can now be purchased via Magic Murals, alongside work from collections from National Geographic and lots of other great imagery.
They produce amazing murals in a variety of different finishes and have graced the walls of an array of clients ranging from Westin Hotels, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, HBO, MTV to the offices of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hulu, Amazon and many more. It's a great small business that I'm proud to partner with along who produce a top notch product whether for business, commercial or personal and residential use. I like how they utilizes state of the art technology and Eco-friendly inks and their QuickStik™ material allows you to remove the mural at anytime, take it to another location, and re-use it. Magic Murals also have the ability to create custom wall murals based on wall surface type and sizing of purposed wall space
Go ahead and check out my fine-art photography available with them by clicking here or on the image below.
I've been waiting for the perfect late Spring storm to get some really cool cloud formations above the city. After visiting the same spot a few times before but conditions never quite being right for the picture that I wanted to create, I tried again late last week.... I was in luck! Epic, booming clouds were forming over San Francisco after sunset which provided the perfect opportunity to create a stitched panorama of the whole Bay, stretching all the way from Twin Peaks to the Golden Gate Bridge and encompassing everything in between including the Bay Bridge, new Salesforce Tower (the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast) and the TransAmerica building. This is a stitch of 12 photographs and I love the eerie colors that the sunset caused with the beautiful purple and yellow hues.
With Summer now starting, the bay will spend a significant amount of time shrouded in fog in the early mornings and evenings so I was happy to get this before "Karl" (the local name that San Franciscans give to the fog) sets in for the next few months; I'm excited though to capture some photos of this unique weather phenomena.
In the meantime though, here is the resultant San Francisco cityscape panorama of the skyline. Please enquire if you would like to license or purchase this image.