Sunset. Mount Davidson. San Francisco. California. 2.28.2015.

Hey little girl is your daddy home
Did he go and leave you all alone
I got a bad desire
Oh oh oh
I'm on fire

Tell me now baby is he good to you
Can he do to you the things I don't do
I can take you higher
Oh oh oh
I'm on fire

Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six-inch valley
Through the middle of my soul

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the
Middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Oh oh oh
I'm on fire

-Bruce Springsteen

Sunrise. Stinson Beach & Mount Tamalpais. California. 2.24.2015 & 2.26.2015.

I had to wake up at 4AM twice last week for sunrise shots for a shoot. The perk is seeing the sunrise at some pretty incredible places. It motivated me to shoot more sunrises. More to come!

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Liholiho Yacht Club. San Francisco. California. 2.19.2015.

So I have had Ravi's cooking at another chef's birthday party before. I have heard great things about his pop up Liholiho Yacht Club, but never made it. Finally, I was able to make it to the brick and mortar. It was actually incredible. One of my favorites so far. The baked Hawaii dessert is one of the best have had in town. Since he is friends with Stuart at State Bird Provisions (where I am becoming quite a regular), there is no wonder why there are a few similarities on both menus.

Liholiho Yacht Club
871 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

tuna poke, sesame oil, radish, mori cracker
duck liver toast, pickled pineapple, jalapeño
radicchio, smoke paprika honey roasted carrots, toasted quinoa, pistachios, herbs
bonito caesar, chilled brussels sprouts, broccoli romanesco, piccolo basil
marinated squid, crispy tripe, cabbage, peanuts, fried shallots, mint
fried game hen, cashews, tamari glaze, flowering kale
baked hawaii, caramelized pineapple ice cream, vanilla chiffon

The Road Not Taken. Point Reyes. California. 2.11.2015.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-Robert Frost

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Live in Levi's.

17 videos in 8 languages and their respective :15 cutdowns later, here is this season's Live in Levi's project. I think I deserve a nap now after delivering all these.