california gold

Mac 1

Mac at the Beach

Combining two of my favorite subjects – Goldens and beaches. Click either photo to view more images of California Gold.

Golda 1

Golda in the Surf

skating by the sea

TJ Taiyo

Whenever work or play allows me to spend some time at my “west coast office”, I always make sure to shoot at the Venice Beach Skate Park–renowned for it’s beautiful design that ties in with the spectacular surrounding, as well as for the high level of skating by skaters of all ages. Here is a sample of the images I captured on a recent visit (click any image to open the full series in high resolution). Continue reading

dance in an alley

Along with more traditional performances in more conventional spaces, Agora Dance is known to break from tradition in both its choreography and its selection of performance spaces—like an alley.

Philanthropic Platforms

Philanthropic Platforms – choreography by Sam Horning, performed by Cyndal Gilmore and Melissa Lineburg (not shown)

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fire and light

I love fire. Not so much for its consumptive or destructive nature (although that deserves fascination and respect), but more for its fluidity, its continuous reinvention of itself, its ever changing color and its ability to synthesize seemingly disparate qualities. It is formless form. And watching it — even while your brain screams “danger” — the flickering dance of its flames seduces you and draws you into it’s trance.

fire and light 6

fire and light 6

I love projection art. The motion of color being painted onto huge canvases of concrete and brick — all in real time and all in front of your eyes. It too is formless form. And despite knowing that is is merely  projected phantoms, you are nevertheless drawn toward the light. Continue reading

kites, kids & squid

Take Off

take off

Along with the always present families and twenty-somethings, the annual Kite Festival on the National Mall also drew some protest flyers this year. I originally planned to photograph the protestors, but as soon as I dismounted my bike I was reminded what this festival is really about–the kids.

Click any of the following photos to view higher quality large images of this set of kids (and squid).

Let's Fly a Kite

let’s fly a kite

At the Mall with Kites

chasing squid

Squid Pro Quo

squid pro quo

kids and kites

Tangled

tangled

Take Off

take off

Crystal City on Fire

Fire Tower

 

Friday evening brought the opening of Artomatic 2017 to Crystal City in Arlington, and with it another fire spinning performance… and you know I cannot resist fire. Continue reading