Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Talent Show


I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and today we had a talent show. There was a puppet show and quite a bit of dancing. I really enjoy being around all these kids, they're a lot of fun.

Its funny how shy these kids, who hang out together every week, can be when they are put on a stage. I can relate, I was a pretty shy kid too. I was always hyper consious of everything I did, but in the end the coolest people were always the ones who didn't care anyway. I'm working on that.

My little sister is the girl in the purple shirt.

All cute all the time (3/29/09)


My guinea pigs are a constant renewable source of cuteness. And when all else fails and I can't think of anything to shoot, there they are. And I can pay them in carrots!

Catch Up


Took this a few days ago when visiting my parents. There is an eight acre pond/wilderness behind their house, I believe this had some sort of effect on me during my formative years. Besides my family and friends, its the only thing I really miss about Fresno on a daily basis.

Monday, March 23, 2009

How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour


Some good stuff here, some real good stuff.

Sometimes amazing things will just fly up and find you.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Family time


Drove down to Fresno to visit my family. My brother John was up from LA and so all five of us siblings were in the same building, which is a rare event. I was able to spend some time with my nephew Vaughn, who makes funny faces into the camera. Also, my sister Anne likes to eat cake, and Aaron got a new gun.


Caleb broke his leg playing rollerblade basketball. When you are 12, things like that seem like a good idea.

Friday studio


My sister is one of the most beautiful people I know. She is also an excellent model. However, it is strange to view my sister in an artistic way, looking at the angle of her neck or the shadow her nose makes and having to make critical judgments about that.

Lost time


Haven't posted any in a while, sorry. Here are a few to make up for that.

We got some new lights in the school studio, this is Ron under the beauty dish. He is a nice guy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

not enough


Didn't take too many that I liked today. The rest of today was pretty great though.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunol Wilderness


Sometimes going out into nature is like giving myself a good scrubbing. It has been a very good day so far.

Sunol Regional Wilderness? I highly recommend it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Honey-jam cookies


See the blurry picture of the building? Thats how everything looks like when I take out my contacts.

I baked today; made some cookies that used honey instead of sugar. They're pretty good, a little chewy and topped with boysenberry jam.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pug hair on my sweater


Amanda's pugs!

Also, we drove up to Mt. Diablo, which is beautiful! Up on the summit you could see all the way to San Jose. The clouds hovered over concord but it didn't rain. You could see the windmills too, they looked like toothpicks.

Quality day.

Chrysanthemums (3/7/09)


I kind of like these better than the studio shoot. These flowers are so weird looking to me, the look like they belong under the sea. And the color! What a strange green.

Also, those fish are my salt and pepper shakers. Just braggin. The knife? From ikea. No braggin there.

Also also, my Jay bought an SLR, so he is taking pictures too, which I am excited about. He has a flickr, so go give him some love.

Studio 3/6/09


I'll post the final picture when I'm done editing it. I'm only semi-satisfied with this shoot, but what can you do? The assignment was "reflective object", which is the canister the flowers are in. I decided to minimize the importance of the canister though, I hope that doesn't get points knocked off (it will).

Thursday, March 5, 2009



Had to do this quick before it started raining again. There are two that I think need to be viewed larger because you can't see the awesome details here.


Check out the weird light! That is from the blue building in the background. Every day around 4ish the street lights up blue like this.


And I just really liked this one. I feel like taking all these pictures is helping me get to know my home more.

In between

I didn't make a grid again until yesterday, so to fill in for those grids are two cute pictures of guinea pigs.

Sweetpea and Daisy



Daisy always looks at me like that! Like I am mean to her or something. She is always watching me though. If I am in her line of sight, her little pink eyeballs are following me.

Sonic Adventure (grid for 3/1/09)


On Sunday Jay and I decided to drive to Gilroy to get some Sonic. While that may sound pathetic, consider that I have not had a tasty, tasty toaster sandwich in TWO YEARS.We also ended up shopping at the outlet mall, which I decided was not worthy of document.

Here are four words that describe outlet shopping:
-samsonite luggage