High Pressure

14 04 2010

Here’s a few water shots from the other week when the high pressure set up a nice offshore flow. I got a call from Ryan Burch and met him down at Seaside Reef. We shot for about an hour or so. He was ripping on a Skip Frye twin he borrowed from Richard Kenvin. For this session, I swooped my daughter’s pink boogie board and shot off it instead of my normal free swim. I hope none of the bro’s were watching…

seaside reef

ryan burch on the skip frye


ryan burch


I love empty waves


Stoked and Broke

23 03 2010

A few sneak peeks from the filming of “Stoked and Broke” an upcoming film by Cyrus Sutton. Cyrus and Ryan Burch put together handmade bamboo rickshaws and travel the coast from Encinitas to Point Loma on zero dollars. Create your ultimate surf safari staycation right in your own backyard! More surf action pics to come! Be sure to check out Korduroy TV for some creative inspiration!

Cyrus and Ryan prepare for their safari staycation

san elijo campgrounds on the first morning

cardiff reef

cyrus and ryan trading waves



ryan with his twin fin

behind the scenes

15th st del mar

ryan burch la jolla... not on his twin fin

cyrus... portrait with handplane

Urban Street

16 03 2010

This shoot was inspired by life on the urban street. Shot in downtown San Diego, grunge was infused with hints of beauty. We had a great team with hairstylist Gwendolyn Sneed, makeup artist KC Whitcamp, and styling by Chesley Tolentino! Thanks to Steve Thrailkill for assisting and our lovely models, Melissa, Rose, and Misha!

train songs

graffiti bird

what to wear

washington street



keep walking mister

misha's mix

california dreaming

eye phone redux

15 03 2010

On the road in Phoenix, Arizona for spring training with Major League Baseball. We’re shooting 3D headscans using the latest technology from Sony. In between shoots, here’s a few I grabbed with my iphone… yup, da eye phone! Take that Chase Jarvis!

can i haz access


if you build it...

yup... balls...

the real story... the fans

behind the scenes

watch out while yr scarfing down that hotdog and coke

see ya Phoenix

Winter in California

21 01 2010

With talk of a mild El Nino, things were looking promising for surfers this winter in California. Great weather and plenty of north pacific storms created epic swells with perfect conditions. Local favorites like Swamis, Cardiff reef, and Blacks were the best in years. Can you say staycation! But as I write this, the weather has begun to change and the rains are arriving. It sure was good while it lasted!

Be sure to check out Cyrus Sutton on his hand planner and the frame grab from his mounted camera. Always a stoke to see new approaches to riding waves! Plenty of creativity and inspiration to be found on his site: Korduroy.tv. Vimeo video clip with GoPro HD camera, click here.


Blair Marlin on a glassy one

soul arch

Eric McHenry dropping in

crosstown POV

tube time

Cyrus Sutton of Korduroy TV

here's the view from cyrus's camera atop his handplane... sweet huh!

The Drifter screening at Patagonia Cardiff

25 11 2009

Patagonia Cardiff hosted a packed house for the screening of Rob Machado’s new movie, The Drifter. Directed by Taylor Steele, the movie follows Rob on a personal journey through Indonesia where he finds world class surf. Rob also played a few sets with Jon Swift and signed a few autographs.  Nixon watches and a Wegener alaia surfboard were given away to a few lucky fans. As for the groms, well… they’re just plain stoked! Thanks to Devon Howard and the crew at Patagonia Cardiff for a great event!

Good old intersection of Chesterfield and San Elijo Ave

fin sculpture

what is your story...

directed by Taylor Steele

dinner and a show


it's really all about the groms

air machado

jon swift

rock star

surf star

ahh surfboards...

Rob Machado, as the Drifter...

The illustrious Ian O was on hand with his crew filming with the latest DSLR technology from Canon… Check out the clip here on vimeo…

Commercial work

25 11 2009

A couple of late afternoon portraits with soft backlighting… Solana Beach, CA



Sun Glass