mt. diablo

abby, ramona and annie take in nature.
quite possibly my favorite polaroid ever.

ramona models her duck hat on mt. diablo.


post danksgiving

this year was my first thanksgiving with friends. i enjoyed the holiday right here in oakland, california with my housemates annie and ramona and their (and now my) good friend abby. we initiated what will from now on be referred to as 'danksgiving', a gluttonous feast of tasty, homemade food, a few bottles of wine, and refreshingly good company.

the day after thanksgiving put us somewhere between leftovers and sloth but we did manage to pull ourselves out of the house for a day drive deep into the east bay. our excursion took us to to mt.diablo park in walnut creek where we took these lovely polaroids:

laughing it up on a pee stop.

the sheer genius of this photo actually blows my mind.
really. seriously. you can't fake this shit.

and the trio is complete with a candid that leaves
ramona obstructed by none other than
'the mount diablo review'.


abandoned adventure in arbuckle

while on our location scout marcia and i made a stop to photograph this old abandoned home right off the main road in arbuckle, ca. it was a beautiful structure full of windows and light. the holes in the ceiling made it possible for me to take some great interiors. check 'em out:

the exterior of the house.
it looks like it could just crumble into itself at any moment.

i fell in love with this room. the large number of south facing windows provided plenty of light. but you can see that the most interesting light is coming from the gaps in the ceiling. if you look close enough you can really see the texture of the debris on the floor. but my favorite part of this photo is the movement of the windows; how they've become slanted and now descend and ascend in what feels like carefully calculated choreography.

i had to climb on a shaky banister to get this shot. but what a lovely old stove. for some reason it makes me think of bonnie and clyde...

another windows shot. the shape of these windows and the quality of light of the scene beyond makes it feel like each window is its own little polaroid, wouldn't you say?


power lines and railroad tracks

on friday marcia and i went on a little day trip to scope out the location where we'll be shooting my first year film in january. we had quite an adventure:

it really felt like fall in yolo county. bright yellow leaves framed roads that never ended.

train tracks. arbuckle, ca.

the cinematographer scopes out a high angle.


more rewind

home. decatur, ga.

sophie washes her hands amongst a never ending row of port-a-potties at the adirondack hot air balloon festival. september 2005.

my old spectra before it kicked the bucket.

sophie and polly on a beach in north carolina.
march 2006.



because im knee deep in pre-production business i havent had much time to go on polaroid adventures. but i did recently uncover some old favorites of mine.

so please, enjoy these blasts from the past:

the beautiful kitty displays a glowing virigin de guadalupe.
you can read all about her los angeles adventures here.

sophomore year of college. heels and wine.

jonah and jax. two of my favorite people.

sophomore year. sophie enjoys a cold, crisp dr.pepper.


disposable camera

i took some 35mm stills along with the polaroids on my location scouting adventure. i used a fuji outdoor disposable camera. i think they came out quite nicely. saturated and bright.