The Gargoyle Watches Over Paris

High atop of the great cathedral of Notre Dame, half-man/half-beast Medieval monsters are perched above the city of Paris.  Carved out of stone, these creatures have watched over Paris for over 800 years.   I created this image in July 2013 after climbing 422 spiraling steps in the claustrophobic bell tower… but the magnificent view was […]

Paris

July 2013

Happy Birthday, Detroit!

Happy 312th Birthday, Detroit!  Go ahead and make jokes about us. Say what you want. We gave birth to modern music, we have amazing food, a vibrant art scene, some of the greatest early 20th Century architecture, championship sports teams that make other cities jealous and most importantly, the pride and resilience of the people […]

Supermoon

On May 6, 2012, the full moon coincided with the moon’s perigee – its closest approach to Earth – creating a “supermoon.”  I captured the extra-big, extra-bright moon as it set over Detroit just before sunrise so as to have a glimmer of light on the skyline.

San Francisco

In April 2013, I took a week-long photo expedition with the purpose of creating some unique images and learning some new techniques.  I started in San Francisco where I allowed myself two days to attempt to interpret the city from a different perspective which proved difficult for a city so often photographed.  Then I drove […]

Pier 7

Pier 39 gets all of the tourist attention which means I had Pier 7 to myself… well almost. The retired fishermen, teens smoking pot and sleeping homeless men kept me company at midnight as I enjoyed a unique angle on a city that has been photographed to death. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California […]

rolling fog

The fog rolls over San Francisco’s Twin Peaks and creeps into downtown. (Of course, the iconic Sutro Tower rises above the fog.)  During my entire 36 hour shoot of the city by the bay, the fog acted like a child – constantly stepping into my composed shots. Demanding attention. Photobombing within seconds. In the end, […]

view from twin peaks

San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons below. Thanks!

Painted Ladies

Most of these classic Victorian houses were built in the 19th century with local redwoods and later painted bright colors by the hippies of neighboring Haight-Ashbury… a stark contrast to the modern skyline of Downtown San Francisco. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If […]

old & new

LEFT:  Transamerica Pyramid, the most iconic skyscraper on the San Francisco skyline. Upon its completion in 1972, it was one of the five tallest buildings in the world. RIGHT:  Columbus Tower (aka the Sentinel Building), a copper-green flatiron completed in 1907. It is now owned by Francis Ford Coppola who renovated the historical building to […]