First Owlscape

Starting last spring I began a project to photograph a family of owls that live near my house on Montara Mountain. I had photographed them before, in 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic but those were just fun shots, messing around, more interested in the owls than in the…

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New Project: Random Frame (The Killing)

A year and a half ago I had an idea for a video that would take a movie—key movies that were important to me, especially when I was younger—and would scramble the frames, playing back the movie now with the film jumping all around at 24 frames per second. The…

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Raw Footage: Beach Bluffs

Raw Footage posts look at new and developing projects Over the twenty years I’ve lived in my small, unincorporated town on the California coast, I’ve made many projects where the town, or some aspect of it, is the subject. I’ve photographed the streets misted with fog, I’ve photographed Christmas lights…

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New Project: Obsidian Dome

In 2004 I moved with my wife and two young daughters from the suburbs of Washington, DC to the California coast, taking a month to travel in a winding, zig-zag path. We had a plan—each of us had made of list of the things we most wanted to see and…

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Looking Around In Infrared

When I received my converted Fuji XT3 back at Christmas, transformed into an infrared camera, the first thing I did was to walk around the neighborhood with it looking at the world in this new light. What first strikes you, looking through through the viewfinder, are the classic telltale signs…

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