New Video

Just finished editing this video I shot over Christmas in Miami. Talia is an endless source of inspiration for me and I'm so happy she welcomed the idea to make a little video at her studio.

The song is Pink Martini "Je ne veux pas travailler"


Last week I got together with my good friend and travel writer Ramona to photograph her for a contributor photo in Budget Travel Magazine. It's always a good time when this one's around, we had coffee and shot at Cenote, one of my favorite places for coffee in Austin.


On our last night in LA we stayed at a hotel near the airport.  Our window overlooked part of the runway and I caught some slow shutter blurs of planes as they landed.

Super annoying to listen to all night, but beautiful to watch.


Going back to Cali

Quick iphone photos taken from our weekend trip out to Los Angeles.

Bill and I spent a year after we graduated Brooks living in downtown LA. It was one of the hardest years I've ever had and at the end of it I couldn't wait to leave. We went back to LA this past weekend for work and stayed a few days longer. I was surprised at how much I had missed it and how nostalgic it made me feel (of course I don't think about the bad times now.) I wish we could've stayed longer, there were still so many places we wanted to go to. But we got to see our friends and hit up our favorite places: Melrose Flea Market, The Getty, In-N-Out, and Griffith Park. It was a great trip but i'm happy to be back in Austin.

A Look Back

I spent this last weekend going through a bunch of my old negatives and prints from photo school. (I went HERE) This top photo is the first picture I EVER took of Bill. I dragged him out to the middle of this field – with a lot of dead branches apparently – with my 4x5 camera and took his portrait. We weren't really friends yet just acquaintances and all I remember is that we talked almost the whole time about hurricanes. (When we talked about it later that's all he remembers too) Looking back was fun but glad I never have to cut mattes ever again.