Monday, August 4, 2014

Polo, anyone?

Sunday I had the opportunity to attend The Audi Sports Car Experience San Francisco International Polo Classic, Thanks to friend and Polo Professional Claude-Alix Bertrand
Audi Sports Car Experience and PoloSF presented this incredible event at the grand opening of the Cerro Pampa Polo Fields in Petaluma California.
And a big congratulation to Claude-Alix  and his team Haiti for their big win

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Check Out Junk Gypsies and PBteen on GAC

Watch the fun we had shooting the Pottery Barn Teen Catalogue in Roundtop with Junk Gypsies!!!

here's a link to find the channel in your area

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Some Behind the scenes of our amazing creative crew for Pbteen in Texas
I am so fortunate to work with such creative fun people ...and not only on teen but so often 

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Garden

Here is a look into the garden as we start July. I came home and the growth was amazing to me and so many plants at different stages. The first of the sunflowers had started going to seed while new ones were blooming... Corn was starting in stages as well. To my surprise there was a butternut squash coming and lots of  melons starting... with of course an amazing amount of green beans! Excited to see how things develop this month
also found this obscenely large zucchini hiding under the leaves
scary ¿right?.... but I diced it up into a delicious ratatouille and it was wonderful
Also look at the amazing growth of tomatoes in the  minifarmbox

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July 2014

Can you spot the coyote?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Melon with Spicy Radish

I just picked some of the Black radishes I planted and one of my favorite things to do with them is eat them with sweet melon. Its a play on prosciutto & melon salad
I simply use a mandolin slicer to slice the radishes very thin give them a little sprinkle of salt and then eat them over a variety of sweet summer mellon with olive oil and maybe a touch of balsamic on herbs or greens
I did them here with summer cantaloupe on some bronze fennel greens
Make sure the radish is very spicy and crisp  as well as the melon smooth and sweet Also I love it with arugula as well!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Little Dragon New Album Pretty Girls:-)

NEW Album from Little Dragon!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teen Summer 2014

Just some of the Teen Fun I photographed in Hawaii

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and some of their fun videos


Monday, June 9, 2014

June Garden

Time to check in on the garden! I am on the road a lot and Its exciting when I get back to see what tremendous miracles happen! Now let me say that my minifarmbox's have irrigation on timers...Thank goodness! Everyone gets water! So I keep up on maintenance like weeding and monthly feeding the soil with organic fertilizer. It's exciting to see what has happened from just putting down some seeds and letting them do there thing.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sweet Green

Ok  I found this amazing place for healthy, local inspired.salads!
 Sweetgreen,  sources local and organic ingredients from farmers they know and partners they trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us.
They have pre-planned  salad menu or your choice, In an case it is made in front of you fresh when you order with any substitutions you like. And the salads are so fresh and addictive! 
Check out the web site to look at the menu and they have online ordering with pick up
My favorites are  Wild Rice Bowl (with tofu instead of Chicken) , Misoba (Vegan) and  Chic P (Vegan)
They exist to create experiences where passion and purpose come together. 

Monday, June 2, 2014


Bravo PBTeen NYC!!! 
I attended the PBTeen event at 76th & 2nds Ave ,NYC with Zio and had such a blast! 
To launch the new line of products that they have collaborated on, The store made limited edition silk screened bags with Zio's Skull design and then you could have it customized by Zio himself at the store!!!! 
So Cool!! 
If that was not enough they partnered with CoolHaus truck which had amazing ice cream treats! And an AMAZING DJ!! Such a Fun Afternoon!!!
check #zz4pbteen on twitter and instagram to see all the fun from the store and event!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

We have a Winner

Congratulations John Douglas Thompson on your award for Outstanding Solo Performance,  at the 59th Annual Drama Desk! So Glad I could be there with Taaj to Cheer you on :-)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Look what I just received time for Memorial Day
The book I worked on with non-other that The One and Only 
Mary Emmerling!!!
What an Honor to hang out and work with such an American Icon! 
This was a fun project meeting Mary's Friends and learning about so much American memorabilia.
 Make sure to pick-up a copy in your local book store or on Amazon!
I think the images are pretty spectacular as well!!!;-)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shemar Moore

Thanks to my friend Brian Banks I had the amazing chance to reconnecting with Shemar Moore. Around 20 years ago I photographed  Shemar for a GQ Shaving story... little did we know it would be the image that caught the eye of the director of Young and the Restless and launch him onto such a road of success! He is such a wonderfully kind, talented and handsome guy, I remember all these calls from entertainment tonight and E network to show my image, He always promoted the fact that our picture was the jumping point for him
 So Happy for him and his amazing career, Great Catching up!!
Thanks for taking the great images Brian!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Welcome Home from the garden

Thrilled to come home and collect this handful of super delicious dragon tongue heirloom beans from the garden! Yes Already! Guess what I am having for dinner:-)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Ariana Grande Problem ft. Iggy Azalea

Infectious!! :-)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Satchmo Live at the Waldorf

the great honor and  privilege to be behind the scenes with Actor John Douglas Thompson starring in Satchmo at the Waldorf , the story of  Louis Armstrong now playing at the Westside Theatre. 
Apparently, Mr. Armstrong was very interested in reel-to-reel recording and frequently recored interviews with guests at parties and later used it to record a daily journal. The play is based on these tapes and tells the fascinating story of the real Man, Louis Armstrong in contrast with the public image.
An intriguing production, John excels at the responsibility of carrying this one man show.
Even though John is not a look-alike for Mr. Armstrong, he does an amazing job evoking the character, and really draws the audience into experiencing his story. 
Mr. Thompson has been nominated for several awards and recently took home the Outer Critics Circle Award and  NY Times Critics Pick

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Artistry

Make up artist Nicky Whitten did some Incredible body paint on model Jide Alao for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics at The Make-up Show NYC
Glitter Rainbow Unicorn Dream!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Staying true to my East Coast Love for House Music... Can't stop listening to this while walking around NYC this week.... Piano and a Sceaming Soulful Vocal ..........Divine!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Deven Green at The Make-up Show NYC for OCC

Deven Green, award winning comedian and spokes model for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic, invited me to hang out with her at The Make-up Show NYC! 
Such a artistic creative group of people to hang with.
Check out OCC and Deven's Plastic Passion at or available at Sephora
Also and always 
Check in with 
She's Favalish!
Caw Caw

Friday, May 2, 2014

Quadron Favorite Star

Great Album Loving her voice and groove

Thursday, May 1, 2014

2014 May Garden

So Happy and excited to see what has grown from Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds that I litterally through out into areas of the minifarmbox.  Thank you to Emilia and the automatic watering !!
 I am so Grateful!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Another Exciting Collaboration

Watch out ... for this one...Coming soon :-)  an Exciting Collaboration 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014


 Amazing self expression Bryon

Zio Ziegler and Pottery Barn Teen

Recently, I photographed an amazing collaboration between artist, Zio Ziegler and Pottery Barn Teen.
In celebration of the collaboration Zio came to paint a giant piece which we used as backdrop 
It was amazing to watch him work. So intentional and determined  He Finished in approx 12hrs, Amazing!!! 

Of Course I have my fun with it too:-)...Like my gas mask for the paint fumes???

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring time Beauty 2014

Thought I should make a new cover for FaceBook photography page
It was fun going through all the new things I've been shooting 
Thought I would pick a fresh breeze of pretty spring flowers:-)
enjoy:-) I think website needs an update as well :-/.....
better get to work

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brandy's Down

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Better Homes and Gardens April 2014 iPad edition

Was so excited to receive my BHG April 2014 magazine edition in the mail and so sad to see only two of my images made it into this story! 
Then was informed from the stylist, Michael Walters, to check out the iPad edition and Bam! A little more to see! 

Check out the BHG iPad editions ...they are a little more visually exciting :-)

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Just Beautiful..another Wonderful album

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Guerilla Atelier

I thought I would  check out the Arts District in Downtown LA and found Guerilla Atelier, an amazing luxury fashion Atelier. 
Carl Louisville, the founder, explained that he was inspired to mimics the shops of Paris in the 19th century and create a modern boutique style in DTLA. 
Carl explained that for 15 years, he managed Prada in Beverly Hills, where he was surrounded with a world of luxury and decided to experiment with a pop-up of his inspirational ideas on the weekends
It was a huge success! 
So he made the decision to leave Prada and devote himself full-time to open Guerilla Atelier
Carl has really created an beautiful and inspirational environment of one of a kind specialty item…that likely will not be found anywhere else. 
If you have a chance  take a look its a wonderful experience.

Guerilla Atelier
  • 821 East 3rd Street; Downtown Arts District.
  • Los Angeles, California 90012

Friday, March 14, 2014

Summer Seed Starting 2014

Well Thanks to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, I decided to give it a try and start my vegetable garden from scratch with new heirloom varieties and some seeds I saved from last summers harvest.
I planed out the minifarmboxes and planted seeds then covered with deer netting to keep the squirrels and birds away.
Then took another set of seeds and used starters containers and planted them, covering with cheese cloth to keep damp and protect from the birds squirrels and wind
I'm excited to see how this works out

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Brian Steven Banks

Great hanging out and photographing long time friend Brian Steven Banksworld renowned celebrity hair stylist and.... an amazing, inspiring guy.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

JFK_LAX House Podcast

Flying from JFK to LAX
Remebering The Great House Music I experienced especailly in Febuary for Black History Month when Famous Inspirational speeches were mixed with pumping house tracks.... 
I am grateful to have heard
John Robinson Mid-Day mix on WBLS, DJ Disciple On WNYE, Kiss Club mix with Tony Humphries at club Zanzibar.   

Peppermint :Julio Bashmore ft Jessie Ware
No Way Back (Greg Wilson Re-Edit) Adonis
Elements - the Chant Danny Tenaglia
Took My Love Away (Factory Mix) Ellis D
Strandbar (Disko) Todd Terje
Love On The Run Beni
Ho.Ho.Ho! Awkoder
Vandaag Bakermat
Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix) Cajmere feat. Dajae
Dance extra beats Earth People
Trouble (Raw House Dub) Kim Beacham
Ready For Your Love (feat. MNEK) Gorgon City

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cheetah The Nelson Vail's Story + Fight Back

Nelson Vails' story is a triumph over almost insurmountable odds. Nelson was the youngest of 10 children growing up in the Harlem projects and worked as a New York City bicycle messenger to support his family. Nicknamed "The Cheetah" because he was the fastest cat in the jungle, Nelson rode furiously while working, trained in Central Park after work and raced locally on weekends.  He was thrust on to the world stage, represented the USA at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he won the silver medal in the individual 1000-meter Match Sprints, behind countryman Mark Gorski.  Becoming a pioneer for the African-American cycling community, this documentary explores the beginnings of his life in Harlem and his impact on the future generation of cyclists worldwide.
I was fortunate enough to attend the afternoon opening matinee with Fight Backan organization teaching mixed martial arts, the philosophy that sport has the power to involve individuals and transform communities.
be sure to check out Fight Back at The Mary Mitchell Centre
And the Inspiring Documentary Cheetah, The Nelson Vails Story

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Oh My Goodness I have to come back in the Summer as well :-) Fascinating city