Design + Photo Blog

An EPIC Southwest Photographer’s adventure (in the off-season)

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="yes" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last year I started a tradition of my own. After a weekend in Vegas, playing softball with my Oakland team, I set out in the beautiful southwest to explore, shake the Vegas-feels from my body and feel the specific kind of expansiveness that you can when surrounded by SPACE. That trip was through Utah, west to east. Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase...

Big Reveal: Oakland Unite Report!

I've been waiting patiently for this reveal. This Fall, The City of Oakland reached out to me to create a report for Oakland Unite's two-year spending plan. It was my first time working with The City (or The Town), the first time I was asked to submit a proposal and won, and for them, the first time that they hired an outside contractor for design work. The collaboration was wonderful. THE...

Abandoned + Historied 16th Street Station, Oakland

16th Street Station is a relic of a disappeared Oakland, when rail travel was the best way to get around. Except that the building, large and looming, beautiful and grand, is still very much a part of the landscape in deep West Oakland. 16th Street Station was built in 1912, and represents a thriving African-American community...

The Curious Case of the Eastern Sierras

The Eastern Sierras have it all. Snow-capped mountains, natural hot springs, alpine lakes, geothermal areas, small western towns and interesting geologic formations. Let's not even mention the eastern entrance to Yosemite. Along with that lie old ghost towns and plenty of shameful history. This area is equally accessible from northern and southern California, and with so many places to camp (on BLM land or otherwise), makes for a uniquely peaceful,...