Friday, May 30, 2008


Shot a portrait of a winner of a tattoo contest for DW. Carpooled with him to Orange, which saved me a few hours of pedaling today :)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New client slideshow!

Cute slideshow of a 1st Birthday party for baby Carter. I photographed him as a newborn when he could barely open his eyes, now he's wide-eyed and all smiles! Click on the slideshow to view!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

GWBR the Slideshow!

I put together a quick slideshow of my trip. Click on the pic below to launch it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A mini-adventure...

Just got back from the Great Western Bike Rally in Paso Robles. It was a great few days of bicycling in the country side around Paso Robles...needless to say we were car free...

Friday, May 16, 2008

BTWD 2008

Bike to Work Day was a success this year. We were able to engage a lot of people from the community and get lots of people involved. You can read a longer account here.

Here are some snaps of my Bilenky loaded with water bottles, juice bottles and other event material. Attached to the back is a Burley flatbed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New camera...first assignment!!!

Bought a Nikon D300 today to be my primary body. My setup until now has been a D200 as primary and D100 as backup. The D100 is so outdated that it's about time to send it to pasture. A little sad, as it was my first entry into digital SLRs...but times are a changing. No longer can you expect to buy one camera that will last "forever."

Anyway, only a few hours after I bought the D300, I got a chance to use it on assignment. Some snaps from a portrait session with a boxing gym owner and a young fighter that has plans to go pro soon.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

OC Weekly cover this week!

Shot the cover story of the OCWeekly this week. It was a series of portraits of some indie film makers in HB. They were fun to work with and good guys. I brought out my Norman 200B to overpower the sun on the beach shots but when I was testing it the battery died! I ended up doing the shoot with my small Nikon SB-26 strobe, over powering the sun at 12 noon! It worked out well.

I had envisioned the boom mic coming into the image for a little humor and to get across the indie film feel. Just one of those ideas I came up while riding the bike. I thought it came out well!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Rode the bike out to Seal Beach and beyond. First stop was a real treat. One of my fave places of all time, Beachwood BBQ. I was super happy to see that I was scheduled to shoot them today (didn't hurt that Gabe whipped up some killer ribs). Second location was a few miles down Seal Beach Blvd. to WineStyles. Shot in the back tasting room that had some nice ambient lighting.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Bilenky in action...

Some snaps of the Bilenky in action...

The Bilenky front end is pretty roomy and robust, but isn't prepared to carry much out of the box.

I taped up some old tubes to save the paint from being scratched up by cargo.

I've been using some marine safety netting wrapped around the rack several times to create a sling to carry things.

I can tuck a tripod and a canvas roll with a lightstand, softbox and umbrella on the "shelf" of the rack. They act to support the load above as well.

A side view of the rack with my stands on the bottom tier and a Pelican case with my camera gear on the top tier. All of it strapped down with some heavy duty tie-downs from West Marine.

My mobile studio!

The view from the cockpit.

More food!

Shooting more food. Took home three pizzas today! Yum! The job isn't without some perks.