An afternoon with Elliot Sloan.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

I first met Elliot Sloan a couple years ago at the Maloof Money Cup which is now the Kimberley Diamond Cup here in South Africa.  On my recent trip to San Diego, California, I got to go to his house and shoot some photos of him on his ramp in his backyard, also known as the “Rockstar Energy” ramp…  Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the afternoon.

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An afternoon at the DC/Monster Energy Vert Ramp with PLG

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

One of the highlights of my recent trip to California was meeting up with PLG(Pierre Luc Gagnon) to shoot some photos at the DC/Monster Energy ramp in San Diego.   A picture of him helping me get the lighting set and a picture of the frontside air to wrap up the session.

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Lee La Douceur

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I first met Lee back in 2000 when we worked together at a Surf/Skate/Snowboard store in Ocean Beach California.  Our friendship kicked off immediately as we were into all kinds of similar things.  Music, skating and Mexican food.  Lee is an amzing dude, an amazing musician and surfer but most of all, one of the most amazing people you’ll ever meet.  I’ve missed this guy.  I shot this picture of him surfing the other day and it’s pretty much the first ever surf photo I’ve ever shot.  I’d be fine if it was my last, not that I hate shooting surfing, I’m just satisfied with the image.

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Leaves in the Fall

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

I shot these pictures in Grass Valley California in October, just as the seasons are changing and the trees are loosing their leaves.  I really love the colors in the Fall, it’s dreamy!

San Francisco Sun Down

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I can’t remember which street in San Francisco I was on when I shot this picture.  It might have been Bush Street, but who knows and who cares really!?  I liked the sunset and the ‘Yellow’ cab in the foreground.

Obama in San Francisco

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Barack Obama was recently in San Francisco for one of his dinner ‘fund raiser’ things.  There were a lot of angry people out front of the hotel, holding up some offensive banners and getting in arguments with other people that had different views to theirs.  We stood around the other side of the hotel where the more ‘mellow’ people were standing, in hope of a glimpse of the president.  I didn’t get to see him, well, not until later on that is.  It just so happened that he was leaving the hotel as I was walking back down this way later that evening and I got a glimpse of him driving by in his limo, followed by many cops on bikes and in cars, it was really something to see.  This picture is of one of the banners that were being held up out front of the hotel.  I got the feeling they didn’t like Barack Obama too much.  I shot this with my Contax G1 film camera.

San Francisco Hydrant.

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I haven’t used this blog thing in a long while.  I went on a trip to San Francisco and just haven’t had time to add any pictures.  I shot this picture while walking down Bush St with my friend James.  I liked it.

Train Spotting

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Life in the underground of San Francisco consists of the Bart which will take you to the airport, across the bay, or to a friends neighborhood.  It also consists of Muni which runs underground and then spreads into the suburbs and runs like a tram on the streets.  This is Bart shooting past me at one of the many San Francisco stations.

San Francisco from a Park

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

This is just one fo the many cool views of the city of San Francisco.  I love that city!

Truckee California

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

We have some wonderful friends that live in Truckee, California, they let us stay at their house when we go up there.  In January of 2008, we heard of a big snow storm that was making it’s way there so, we planned a trip up there for the weekend to go snowboarding.  The snow started falling while we were on the freeway, winding our way through the mountain passes and by the time we got up there, we got word that they had actually closed the freeways due to the heavy snow fall!  I have never seen this much snow in my life!  I think it snowed a totaly of 7 feet in just that weekend!  Incredible!  Needless to say, the snowbaording was amazing!  I love Truckee and cant wait to go there again someday!  Thanks to John Bieble and Sarah Poynter for making it possible!