North Shore, Oahu.
I’ve been splitting my time between California and Hawaii lately. After a few action packed weeks shooting in San Francisco and Southern California, I’m headed back to warm waters today. I live 2 blocks from the beautiful, cold, stormy ocean in San Francisco, but spending hours each day in warm, tropical waters is the best. Let’s all plan some more shoots in Hawaii!

North Shore, Oahu.

I’ve been splitting my time between California and Hawaii lately. After a few action packed weeks shooting in San Francisco and Southern California, I’m headed back to warm waters today. I live 2 blocks from the beautiful, cold, stormy ocean in San Francisco, but spending hours each day in warm, tropical waters is the best. Let’s all plan some more shoots in Hawaii!

Nootka Island, BC for Tiny Atlas Quarterly Winter Solstice Issue

Check out the beautiful new issue of Tiny Atlas Quarterly-  amazing stories and imagery. I’m very excited to have my latest British Columbia adventure featured. Many thanks to Raph Bruhwiler for showing us such a good time, and Tatchu Lodge for the epic adventures and dreamy treehouse. Big props to all the people working hard to make Tiny Atlas Quarterly as amazing as it is, and all the people who supported the kickstarter campaign to make the printed issue happen. 

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Nootka Island, British Columbia for Tiny Atlas Quarterly- The journey up north to the far reaches of BC was everything I hoped for- bears, timber wolves, orcas, surf, salmon, crazy Canadians, nights spent reading in a cedar treehouse, bonfires on the beach, … I’m busy editing the images for a piece in the upcoming Tiny Atlas Quarterly- in the meantime, please consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign to fund this gorgeous, unique indie magazine founded by photographer extraordinaire Emily Nathan: “Tiny Atlas Quarterly is the culmination of what happens when art directors, designers, photographers, writers, stylists, digital techs, photo assistants and other friends and contributors from the creative corps collaborate on visual projects of their own designing.” http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinyatlas/tiny-atlas-quarterly. PS- many thanks to Photo District News for highlighting this image! 

Nootka Island, British Columbia for Tiny Atlas Quarterly- The journey up north to the far reaches of BC was everything I hoped for- bears, timber wolves, orcas, surf, salmon, crazy Canadians, nights spent reading in a cedar treehouse, bonfires on the beach, … I’m busy editing the images for a piece in the upcoming Tiny Atlas Quarterly- in the meantime, please consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign to fund this gorgeous, unique indie magazine founded by photographer extraordinaire Emily Nathan: “Tiny Atlas Quarterly is the culmination of what happens when art directors, designers, photographers, writers, stylists, digital techs, photo assistants and other friends and contributors from the creative corps collaborate on visual projects of their own designing.” http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinyatlas/tiny-atlas-quarterly. PS- many thanks to Photo District News for highlighting this image! 

British Columbia- I’ll be in BC all week, shooting for Tiny Atlas Quarterly, surfing and hopefully catching some fish! We’ll be on a little island off the west coast of Vancouver Island- it is a super wild, remote place, so if you don’t hear from me, contact my agent directly as I’ll have limited web/phone access. 

British Columbia- I’ll be in BC all week, shooting for Tiny Atlas Quarterly, surfing and hopefully catching some fish! We’ll be on a little island off the west coast of Vancouver Island- it is a super wild, remote place, so if you don’t hear from me, contact my agent directly as I’ll have limited web/phone access. 

There are lots of great up and coming, independent magazines around these days, and I’ve loved collaborating with Kinfolk, Anthology, and Tiny Atlas Quarterly.  This time around I did a feature for my friends at Weekend Almanac, co-started by the very talented Ali Ziegler, who is a creative director I’ve worked with on several editorial and cookbook projects. It’s fun to go from big, highly produced shoots to loose, intimate projects, and for this assignment, I got to stay in my neighborhood, which felt like paradise after being on the road so much. 

Órale! Back to Mexico tonight! Here are some images from my last trip there a few months ago with  Story Worldwide for a feature on Huatulco, in Southern Oaxaca state. I’ve spent a ton of time in Mexico, including driving through Mexico for 6 months in a WV van a few years ago, but I hadn’t been to this amazing stretch of coastline before. Great food, perfect surf, lovely people, not overtaken by condos and hotels. 

Portraits for Tiny Atlas Quarterly- I am very happy to have contributed to the latest issue of this beautifully designed magazine- it’s full of work by lots of photographers I really admire, and places I can’t wait to go.

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn- this week’s location was a dream. 

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn- this week’s location was a dream. 

New work for Condé Nast Traveler- Hot Tables 2013! I had a the best time shooting this- visiting some of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area and checking out a few new ones.  My top pick is the The Ramen Shop in Oakland, where I also recently shot for Kinfolk Magazine. Saison is gorgeous and the food is top notch- I had photographed Chef Joshua Skenes a few times before at their old location, and it was great to see the new space. It’s not easy to score a reservation at Rich Table, but worth it. And, if you’re in Wine Country, go to Redd Wood for great pizza and cocktails. 

I’m not afraid to admit that I love LA. I’ll be working here all week, staying in a great house in Santa Monica that I rented for myself and the crew. I get tired of hotels, and it’s fun to pretend I live here for a little while… Here are a few images from another recent shoot down south. 

Seattle- back from a lovely trip to Seattle for GQ magazine (under wraps for a while). Here are some images from a Seattle shoot last year- a coffee centric journey from Seattle to Portland for Japan’s Air Nippon. 

Seattle- back from a lovely trip to Seattle for GQ magazine (under wraps for a while). Here are some images from a Seattle shoot last year- a coffee centric journey from Seattle to Portland for Japan’s Air Nippon. 

Gas Works Park- Seattle.
After shooting in Hawaii and then heading straight to a job in Mexico, I finally spent a much needed week at home. Now, off to Seattle, one of my favorite cities.

Gas Works Park- Seattle.

After shooting in Hawaii and then heading straight to a job in Mexico, I finally spent a much needed week at home. Now, off to Seattle, one of my favorite cities.

North Shore, Oahu. 

North Shore, Oahu. 

Oahu- Very happy to be working in Hawaii all week! 

Oahu- Very happy to be working in Hawaii all week! 

I’ve been on the road for the last month for Hyatt Resorts, with a few editorial travel jobs in the mix- Lake Tahoe, Colorado, Mendocino, right now the Gulf Coast of Florida, next week New York. I’ll stop in San Francisco for quick visit with my favorite crew- my husband and my dog, then I’m off to Oahu for a lifestyle shoot, and then staight to Tulum, Mexico via a hellaciously indirect flight. It’s everything you would imagine- fun, exhausting, stimulating to be in such different places, lovely to go from snowstorms to tropical waters, interesting to get a glimpse of such different communities and landscapes. Give me a shout if you want to meet me in NY next week, I’m taking meetings. Check out my Instagram feed for more.