Well something that has been in the works for a few days is now official, I am going to Haiti in about 3 weeks. I've been experiencing such a wide range of emotions from excited to scared sh*tless but mostly I am thrilled to have the opportunity to go and do whatever I can to help the people of Haiti recover from the devastation all around them. So here's the deal. I was invited to go with a group of doctors sponsored by New Reality International, an organization that helps provide free medical treatment to the most poverty stricken nations in the world. My job will be to photographically document the work they are doing in order to help raise money to make further trips to Haiti possible. I also plan to work in the makeshift clinic in whatever non-medical capacities that I can. I'll be flying to Miami on February 26th

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I have so much photography to blog from the past couple of months, I didn't even know where to begin. So I figured my session with Charlie & Sam, some of the most fun and handsome boys in all of Los Angeles would be a great place to start. Now besides these guys being great to hang out with for an afternoon, their house is just eye-candy for a mid-century modern lover like I am. That coupled with the fact that the boys wore simple clothing along with their cute buzzed haircuts made the images look like they could be straight out of the 1950's. Like I always say, classic never goes out of style. Here is the album layout that they ordered from the session which I just can't wait to get my hands on. On a side note, Charlie & Sam's mom Beth is a fantastically talented designer with

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Most of you have probably never heard of this before but there is a very special group of people in Los Angeles who call themselves the "Guerrilla Gardeners". They take the time to go out and with our permission, beautify and greenify the city one little patch at a time. Think freeway exit ramps, highway medians and last night, a hill above an Arco gas station near Glendale. It's not exactly legal but it seems that the authorities look the other way. Can you imagine being arrested or ticketed for planting flowers?! Anyway, Gary's friend Angela guerrilla gardens two or three nights a week and invited us to come along last night. What a cool experience it is! I didn't actually plant anything myself because I was too busy shooting the process. So here are just a few.



I just found the most amazing site on DJ's blog. It's called Kiva and it is an organization that gives you the chance to help small business owners in developing countries. You can loan people money (interest free) to help get their businesses going or to the next level and the amazing thing is that most of the people on this site are requesting very small amounts of money. So far I've loaned money to Martha Alvarez via paypal. When she is ready, she will pay the money back to Kiva and I will be reimbursed. Here is a little bit about Martha... Martha Alvarez owns a small shop selling clothes. Her daughter helps out by keeping track of the money. When she started her business several years ago, Martha borrowed $200 from the loan sharks, costing her nearly 20% a month. Ms. Alvarez’s daughters are artisans who make bracelets, earrings,



I just pulled this off of J Sandifer'sblog. Amazing how there are so many little things we can do to conserve energy and protect the environment. Here's just one of many... If Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page views, according to calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved. In response someone (Google?) created a black version of its search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions as the white version, but obviously with lower energy consumption: Help spread the word…