When a couple of my favorite people in Berkeley asked me to do a senior portrait shoot for them, I couldn’t resist! They are a wonderful couple and it was a pleasure working with them. Here are some photos from our session.
Here are some fun hipsteresque photos from around the Embarcadero that I took a while ago.
A couple weeks ago, I went on an eight mile hike at Alamere Falls with some of my friends. Here are some of the photos I took on the trip. Enjoy!
In my opinion, poutine should be a food group of its own. If you don’t know what poutine is, it’s a simple dish of fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy originating in Quebec. Though simple, it’s ridiculously awesome. Poutine in its basic form is also often used as a blank canvas for a plethora of different toppings. In the September 2012 issue of Esquire, Chris Jones is quoted saying, “If bacon ate, bacon would eat poutine.” Genius. Now that you know how much I love this Canadian export, you probably have an idea of why I went to Gregoire solely for their poutine.
Today, I’m going to take a short break from the regular flow of posts and introduce a new category of posts – people! These posts will probably be rare, but I think it’s a fun way to change things up.
This is Bob. I met Bob on Sproul Plaza one day while setting up for an event. It was hard to not notice him and his soulful banjo playing. Now, if you know me, you know that I’m not the type to strike up conversation with a random person on the street (or on Sproul plaza in this case), but I had a little nudging to go talk to him. If anything, I could pick up some tips on improving my banjo playing (yes I play some banjo). So, I walked up to him, listened for a while, then as he ended a song, I initiated conversation, albeit very awkwardly (do you sense the awkwardness with all these awkward commas? – awkward). Hoping to learn something new, I asked him what the secret to getting good at the banjo was.
This past weekend, I was up in the mountains playing the drums at the World Christian Conference. During my free time, I decided to do some photo exploration. All photos were shot on my new Sigma 35mm f/1.4. Boy, this lens is really something. The images it produces are simply beautiful. But this isn’t a lens review, enjoy!
There was once a little place in North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto called The Cheese Board Collective. There, the cooperatively owned shop sold various cheeses, bread, and what they are probably best known for, pizza. However this wasn’t your average Joe pizzeria. They specialized in one kind of pizza every day and cranked them out all day (or during their lunch and dinner services). And the pizzas were vegetarian. WHAT!? I know, “How can a vegetarian pizza place make any money?” Well, first of all, it’s Berkeley (yay for stereotypes) and second, they were delicious.
Editor’s Note: The past tense was only used for story telling effect, The Cheese Board Collective is still alive and kickin’.
So, as most of you probably don’t know, I recently concluded my week long juice detox. “Why the heck would you do that?” you may ask. To be healthy, of course! After 7 days of fresh vegetable and fruit juice, I feel great! This will just be a quick recap of my week away from one of my loves, food.