11.25.2014

Izakaya Rintaro. San Francisco. California. 11.19.2014.

My friend Sylvan finally opened up his own restaurant. He is the mastermind behind Peko Peko bento boxes and was the creative director of Chez Panisse. Like Pekp Peko, Rintaro is also izakaya. One of my favorites in town for sure. We pretty much had the entire menu.

Rintaro
82 14th St San Francisco
CA 94103

Haricot verts with rich walnut dressing
SF Dungeness crab with bitter greens & Peko-pickled ginger
BN Ranch beef shank & tendon simmered with white miso
Whole crispy fried Petrale sole with mori tsuyu
Curry kabocha croquettes with snowy cabbage
Riverdog Farm pork katsu with black Nagoya miso sauce
Rice with Sebastopol Megumi Natto, toasted nori & hot mustard
Persimmon and wine-poached pear jelly with vanilla ice cream
Ginger chiffon cake with lemon syrup & whipped cream




11.18.2014

Photo District News: How Photographers Can Brand Themselves for Social Media Work

I was interviewed by Photo District News (PDN) for this article recently. It is out and on newstands now. Could be a great read if you are a photographer or a photographer's rep or just plain curious. Enjoy.

http://digitalmag.pdnonline.com/pdnonline/december_2014?pg=44#article_id=520041


10.22.2014

The Perennial. San Francisco. California.

It's not too often I come across something that I believe in so much and will be a game changer in many ways like this. My friends at Mission Chinese will be starting The Perennial here in San Francisco. They are literally taking what Noma does and bringing it here. I am just thrilled that finally someone is stepping up the altruistic and sustainability game in town, unlike the many that just take away from this city. All these tech companies coming in and making lots of people rich without giving back to their community that gave them their success. Not only that, they have only taken away all the culture that made San Francisco what it is. Finally, people that care about their community and want to give back and start a new way of thinking. In any relationship you get back what you put into it.

Please give to their Kickstarter if this is something you can get behind too: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/603393953/an-aquaponic-greenhouse-for-the-perennial

Huffington Post Blog: San Francisco's Perennial Is Beyond Farm to Fork: A Marriage of All Things Sustainable

9.29.2014

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz. Alcatraz Island. California. 9.27.2014. SLR.

The misconception of totalitarianism is that freedom can be imprisoned. This is not the case. When you constrain freedom, freedom will take flight and land on a windowsill.
- Ai Weiwei

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
9.27.2014 - 4.26.2015 at Alcatraz Island




















9.27.2014

Coast Trail. Bolinas. California. 9.23.2014.

Bolinas. California. 9.23.2014.

This pretty much sums up Bolinas:
The only bar in town is Smiley's. Which is also a hotel and is currently for sale.
You can see Stinson Beach from Bolinas beach.
There is naked surfing.
There is no tagging and no nagging.
There is a Grand Hotel.




Point Reyes Light House. Point Reyes. California. 9.22.2014.

After we left the beach at Point Reyes to drive to the lighthouse for sunset, we encountered so much wildlife: cows, horses, deer, stags, tule elks, a coyote, and a whale in the ocean!

Point Reyes. California. 9.22.2014.

It was so lovely to spend an afternoon by ourselves on the beach at Point Reyes on a Monday.


Golden Gate Bridge. Sausalito. California. 9.21.2014.

Even on a foggy day, it is still an impressive view.

9.10.2014

Supermoon over Bay Bridge. San Francisco. California. 9.8.2014.

If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we're apart
drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart

My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to howl
My fingers claw your skin, try to tear my way in
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to

Howl, howl
Howl, howl

Now there's no holding back, I'm making to attack
My blood is singing with your voice, I want to pour it out
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground

like some child possessed, the beast howls in my veins
I want to find you tear out all your tenderness

And howl, howl
Howl, howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters
Hunters, hunters, hunters

The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'd ground

And howl

Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers
Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters
A man who's pure of heart and says his prayers by night
May still become a wolf when the autumn moon is bright

If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloody feet across the hallow'd ground


-Florence and the Machine

9.02.2014

Thompson Twins. Mezzanine. San Francisco. California. 9.1.2014.

I have a picture pinned to my wall
An image of you and of me and we're laughing, we're loving it all
Look at our life now, tattered and torn
We fuss and we fight and delight in the tears that we cry until dawn

Hold me now, warm my heart
Stay with me, let loving start, let loving start
Hold me now, warm my heart
Stay with me, let loving start, let loving start

You say I'm a dreamer, we're two of a kind
Both of us searching for some perfect world, we know we'll never find
So perhaps I should leave here, yeah, yeah go far away
But you know that there's no where that I'd rather be
Than with you here today

Hold me now, warm my heart
Stay with me, let loving start, let loving start
Hold me now, warm my heart
Stay with me, let loving start, let loving start

You ask if I love you, well what can I say?
You know that I do and that this is just one of those games that we play
So I'll sing you a new song, please don't cry anymore
And then I'll ask your forgiveness though I don't know
Just what I'm asking it for

Hold me now (in your lovin' arms), warm my heart (Oh my cold and tired heart)
Stay with me (Come on and stay with me), let loving start, let loving start
Hold me now (in your lovin' arms), warm my heart (Oh my cold and tired heart)
Stay with me (come on and stay with me), let loving start, let loving start


-Thompson Twins


Pika Pika. San Francisco. California. 8.31.2014.

I am starting to see a pattern...

8.13.2014

Barn. Escalon. California. 8.10.2014. SLR. Film.


Ghost town. Bodie. California 8.10.2014. SLR. Film.

Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.
Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?
Mork: Oh yes sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon, even that doesn't help very much because then he can hear paint dry.
Orson: Does bed rest help?
Mork: No because I've heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.
Orson: Do you have any idea why?
Mork: Yes sir you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they're told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they're told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they're very old, they're told not to talk to themselves, who's left?
Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?
Mork: No sir I'm saying just the opposite. They make themselves lonely, they're so busy looking out for number one that there's not enough room for two.

Robin Williams
7.21.1951 - 8.11.2014