Thursday, January 23, 2014

hillside supper club.

On a spontaneous walk through the neighborhood one weekend, we decided to swing by the Hillside Supper Club for brunch. It's a lovely little restaurant nestled near the foot of Bernal Heights Hill, on the corner of Precita Park. I stumbled upon it while looking for shelter during one of last year's random rainstorms and have continued to go back for its homey food and rustic, out-of-the-way feel. I also really like their mason jar lights. 

I ordered the open faced fried egg sandwich and she had the egg white frittata.


Taking a break on the way up.

General aesthetics.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snapixel Issue 10

Creativity is something you can try to avoid for a while as you shuffle on through the business of life. (I don't need it. I don't have time.) But it never goes away, it just simmers and then resurfaces, starving as ever.

As I had mentioned previously, I used to write, interview, design and edit for the photography magazine Snapixel. The following three articles are from Issue 10 of the magazine. 

I particularly liked writing and designing Edward Olive's story - his wedding photography is defiant and sexy, highlighting the undercurrent of desire that is often downplayed in that genre. In contrast to Olive's smoldering b&w photos, fashion bloggers streetpeeper & theSFstyle provided bright and colorful images that were fun to play around with. Finally, I did a Q&A with Instragram co-founder Kevin Systrom that's featured at the end of the issue. Instagram was launched in October 2010 and we did this Q&A with him at the end of that year. Pretty cool looking back at those thoughts before Instagram became the heavyweight that it is today. #lamgram

Click on the images to enlarge.

cover photo by Devin Yalkin


Kevin Systrom, Instragram:

Sunday, December 15, 2013

empty space.

I like to run my fingers along the callouses on your hands. 
I like to feel your grip on my skin.

Burlap and wild flowers.

It's the moleskin and the drafting pen.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

front cafe.

Don't know what to do Sunday morning? Grab a coffee. Want to relax after work? Let's go for drip. Got problems? Coffee.

For me it's comforting and the experience is more about my association with Sundays, warm beds, and relaxation, than the caffeine buzz that comes with it.

Front Cafe is a tiny spot in Potrero operated out of a former industrial loading dock. (My kind of space. My kind of windows.) It's a short bus ride away to a kind of peace that's a little softer and a little quieter than the norm.

I love flowers. But flowers in mason jars? Take me to heaven.

Kudos to Maria for pulling off this furry coat with style and poise.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


A couple months ago I started volunteering with a Bay Area organization called Sprouts, a non-profit group which bring kids into the cooking process--from visiting farms and harvesting produce, to prepping and cooking with respected local chefs. As the photographer for these classes, my main focus was on the kids and their interaction with food, but when I could sneak away I took some of my own still shots as well.

These shots are a selection from a dumpling-making session with Chef Michael of La Folie