moods

Be patient
Light changes
Incredible things happen

Sunset at Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz, CA

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Dancing at the water’s edge

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Paint it gray

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All the pretty places

When I weary of words, I just stare and wait
Something wonderful usually happens

Big Island

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Long Ridge Open Space Preserve, Bay Area, California

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Joshua Tree, California

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Big Island

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River stones, Wasatch Range, Utah

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Joshua Tree, California

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Sundance, Utah

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Big Island. That, or Revelation 🙂

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Aspen

Variations on a theme of aspen
Impossible for me to tire of these trees in the Wasatch Range
They are simultaneously father, mother, daughter, and son to themselves
As they’re often genetic clones sharing the same vast root system
A single individual can occupy an entire mountainside
That’s an amazing thing to consider

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Out Shooting Horses

July, 2019.
Iceland, dusk.
In the summer, twilight lasts a long time.
The sun never never fully disappears.
It flirts with the horizon.
Skirting, touching, and dipping beneath it, briefly.
Then it pops right back up again.
I made these images at 11:30 at night.
My family was asleep.
I was not.
I crossed the road, empty.
I sauntered into an open field.
Potatoes, cotton bolls, lush green grass.
Oh, and horses, lots of them.
Corralled by trenches and thin wire fences.

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They skittered a bit, on edge.
One bolted, then stopped on a ridge.
He looked at me, miffed.
As I walked, he parallelled me with precision till I was gone.
A wild, long-maned Icelandic geometer of sorts.

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Another horse.
Not skittish, friendly.
Soft nose, curious eyes.
Closer, closer.
I touched the forehead,
Then the muzzle.

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I approached a small band of horses.
On hands and knees, I crawled up to them.
Totally unnecessary.
They greeted me, flicking their tails.
I sat down before them, at the feet of muscle and bone.
Rocking quietly before their strength and beauty.
Listening, observing, and shooting.
Always shooting.

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Now that’s a damn fine image.
Big print here I come!

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Healoha Is Waiting

Meet Brigitte Mouchet.

She’s a wellness entrepreneur in the Bay Area.

She’s the founder and CEO of Healoha, a marketplace for wellness services that helps both clients and practitioners. Healoha is available in the U.S. and French-speaking countries in Europe.

Inspired by waves and ocean air, Brigitte hired me for a day of corporate photography on the coast in Half Moon Bay, one of her favorite places in the world.

We captured images for use on the company’s digital and social media channels, images ranging from corporate headshots like these two images…

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…to environmental portraits like this…

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…and this…

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…to social and active shots like these…

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…and even to landscape photography, which required a jaunt to Santa Cruz, where the mist lifted at last and Walton Lighthouse winked at the purpling sky.

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I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thank you.

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