Chapter of a Desert / Walking Water

Owen's Valley, California.

In a dry California desert, they join hands. Together, to listen to the water. To speak the language of the land. To feel the heartbeat of the earth. Fires in the distance, wind blows upon sunburnt faces, blistered feet wrapped in dust covered bandages. Wisdom spoken from elders, global citizens and birds soaring high above. What is possible becomes prevalent, knowing the other is you and we are the other. 

We walk 

To heal water 

To heal love

To heal the land

To listen

To learn

To surrender

For those who came before

For those who helped destroy

For the next 7 generations

For the silence

We walk

“Nature gives happiness to us… our happiness is the seed of peace.”

-Rajendra Singh

To find out more about Walking Water or how to get involved, please visit their website.  

Missed Connections Create New Opportunities

When I started doing street photography, there were many times I thought I missed the shot. Whether the subject turned their head, another person got in the way, something covered their face at the last minute, I walked by to quickly, or whatever the circumstance was, I was intrigued by the "mistake" that occurred. They say (whoever "they" are) that when you take a photo of someone, you are taking a piece of their soul. The series turned into frames of missed connections between myself and the wandering souls around me.

Last week, I had the honor of showing this series, "MisFaced," at the Magoski Arts Colony in Fullerton, Ca. It was a night of beautiful new connections to the work and each other. To me, the viewing experience is just as important as the art hanging. The viewers then become the art...

March Against Monsanto / Los Angeles, Ca.

Los Angeles was one of over 400 cities Saturday to march against Monsanto, the "food" corporation that continues to produce genetically modified digestible products. People from different parts of southern California gathered to unite against Monsanto's harmful corporation. If you are unfamiliar with Monsanto or genetically engineered food, hopefully the following photographs will encourage further research.

There is just a glimpse of the peaceful march that was followed by an organic picnic.

Mountainous Eyes

The last time I went to Mammoth Mountain, I was probably 13. 11 years later, when an invitation arose to return, I jumped in the car with eager delight. The mountain welcomed me with a beautiful, fresh, white blanket and warm smile. A brief, but welcomed journey to engage my estranged senses all over again.

The air was quiet while the trees dropped snow on my head. The slow, steady silence pierced my ears with pleasure. Monochromatic stillness flowed through to my fingertips. As I compared the sights with my memories, I was humbled with gratitude for the many journeys I've been able to experience. With my family, friends, strangers, Mother Nature and myself. It's so easy to lose appreciation for the endless moments that make up our life. We must not forget the true nature to our beings.

On the way home, I met a kind man named Ken. We chatted for a bit and he told me about his wolfdogs that he raises. 10 of them. I watched his eyes gleam as he spoke of these beauties with genuine love. Ken encouraged me to go down the street to his house to meet them.

March for Real Climate Leadership

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - Oakland, Ca.

8,000 people came out to demand a change in how our leaders are handling water. A change that affects every single person. California's Governor, Jerry Brown, has reentered office and the people of this state want to see him stop fracking, stand up to big oil companies and move forward to 100% renewable energy. Were we loud enough?