Fashionating Flair

Pretty girl in multicolored clothing in front of a colorful building.
Lately I have been doing most of the photography for my daughter Caroline's fashion blog. Her awesome site, appropriately titled Outshine On A Dime, demonstrates how to be stylish without spending a lot of money. As you can see, she is not shy about using color! This photo was captured in front of a house in Venice, California that coordinated perfectly with her attire.

Ceramic Paradise

Pottery store with giant asian head.
The exotic entryway to Jackalope Pottery entices visitors to experience it's Zen vibe. The store seems like an oasis in an otherwise industrial area of North Hollywood, providing for an interesting photo.

Colossal Clown Sign

Giant neon clown sign along a road.
Located along a rather dreary section of Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, stands the famous gigantic clown sign, guaranteed to grab your attention. Outlined in neon for maximum impact at night, the demented clown has enticed customers to enter Circus Liquor since the Sixties. Photographed in 2018 with a Canon PowerShot S90 camera.

Venice Canals

Waterfront canal houses.
The Venice Canals of Southern California were originally inspired by the famous canals in Italy. Created in 1905, they were once very extensive, but now only a small section remains. I was working at a visual effects studio in Venice, and would often take walks along the wonderful canals during lunch time. I captured this shot with the best camera, a.k.a. the one I had with me, my trusty iPhone.

Natal Lily

A group of Clivia plants with bright orange flowers.
Adorning the grounds of the UCLA Sculpture Garden, these brilliant orange blossoms of Clivia Miniata were a treat for the eyes. The plant is a shade lover, originally native to South Africa, with large strap-like leaves. The amazing flowers typically bloom in the spring. Photographed with my iPhone in 2017.

Devil's Punchbowl Rock Formations

Conglomerate boulders in front of a dramatic landscape.
One of Southern California's "secret" natural wonders is the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area. It features incredible tilted sedimentary rock formations that were carved by water runoff from nearby mountains. The location is excellent for hiking, rock climbing, and photography! I shot this image in the early nineties on Fujichrome Velvia film.

Elegant Christmas

Beautiful woman wearing a red dress in a Christmas decorated home.
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph lovely Vivica on several occasions. She certainly looked sophisticated in this Christmas themed photo, captured in 1991 on Kodak gold film.

1951 Mercury Lead Sled

Customized classic car with violet paint.
The classic Mercury automobiles have been a favorite subject of car customizers since the 1940s. This incredible chopped and channeled Mercury coupe demonstrated why. The eye-catching metallic purple paint matched the blooming Jacaranda trees in the background, which made a nice shot! Photographed at the 2016 Culver City Car Show.

Aloe Vera Flowers

Three flower clusters of the Aloe Vera plant.
The intriguing flowers of this Aloe Vera Plant called out to me to take their picture. Aloe is a garden favorite due to its exotic looks, and is particularly striking when the flowers are blooming. Photographed with my iPhone.

Boney Island

People entering a Halloween haunted house attraction.
For 16 years, the ultimate spooky event happened each Halloween season at the skeleton-themed Boney Island. Designed like a mini amusement park, it was the creation of my friend Rick Polizzi, who prepared months in advance to set it up at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. The incredible exhibition was a labor of love, and offered to the public free of charge. The attraction became so popular that the city ultimately demanded that Rick pay a huge sum of money for police security and crowd control. Sadly, the costs were two great and Boney Island was forced to shut down in 2017.

Kawarau Peak

Spectacular mountain peak with fall colors.
This dramatic summit overlooks the Kawarau River, near Queenstown in New Zealand's southern island. The area is popular with adventure seekers; offering bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, and of course great scenery. Photographed in 2005.

In the Waterfall Grotto

Beautiful woman relaxes in a pool with waterfall.
It was a pleasure to photograph the stunning model Asia chilling out in a luxurious pool. This is a color 2D version of a 3D stereo image, photographed with my Nimslo Quadra Lens camera on Fujichrome Velvia film in 1992. The stereo version can be seen on the 3D glamour page.