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Other People’s Xmas Trees

  Driving home through the hills of South Pasadena I was drawn to these homes and their respective xmas trees….   

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Replica Los Angeles

I had such a blast shooting the first lookbook for Replica Los Angeles, brainchild of designer and fashion maven Nathalie Saphier. While paying homage to the keen style and unfuckwithable attitude of punk rockers and new wave kids posing outside seedy night clubs throughout … Continue reading

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Naia Izumi

My friend Julee and I first heard Naia Izumi play at the Hyperion Tavern in Silverlake last November and were both completely enthralled with her music, which consists of her rocking her Jazz Master electric guitar and her incredible vocal abilities as a … Continue reading

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The necessity of climbing trees

Climbing up the cherry tree in my grandmother’s garden every summer was a yearly ritual when I was a kid.  I remember a profound sense of power making it up all the way to the top. The cherries, ripened to a deep crimson … Continue reading

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Johnny Ramones tribute at Hollywood forever

So I grabbed my camera and went to the 9th Ramones tribute at the legendary Hollywood forever cemetery last night. John Waters was there screening” Cry baby”  as well as  Dita Von Teese, Ricky Lake, Traci Lords, Linda Ramone, Joe Dallesandro … Continue reading

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Tom Schaar, Skateboard Wonderboy

Honestly, I had no frickin idea what a “1080” was, until I met and photographed Tom Schaar earlier this year for NZZ. A “1080” means three full rotations in mid air.  Tom Schaar is the first skateboarder ever to pull … Continue reading

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Picture This!

Girl with succulents Stripper urn, Hollywood Forever cemetery Voodoo fetish, New Orleans Voodo fetish New Orleans Voodoo Queen’s Marie Laveau’s tomb

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Secrets of the L.A. River

The first time I ever consciously laid eyes on the L.A. river or rather, lack of- was in Terminator 2, “Judgement day”, aeons ago, when terminator Arnold and John Connor were being chased by the evil cyborg.  I must have … Continue reading

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Surfing the Mojave

Yup, that’s me, staring out into the desert, a whole bunch of nothingness. The void! Soothes my soul like nothing else. Ok, almost nothing.  Out there I always feel strangely connected- maybe because there is nothing much to connect with? … Continue reading

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