Monday, July 27, 2015

New website and blog

Just a heads up to all incoming traffic - all of my content and blog has moved to my new website

Friday, May 24, 2013

Connect and Disconnect

Interesting portraits can be made with just with eye contact or the lack of it - subtle or intense, there is so much emotional content to play around with - look at me, look through me or wander the worlds within.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Abandoned Spaces

Just as every being has a life cycle so does a building - birth/construction, life/utilization, death/demolition. There are times the structure can no longer server its what it was meant to do, it enters a state of limbo where uncertainity lays in its future. Abandonment is the first of the stages, decay embraces it, untimely death waits for it in its clouded future. For many you almost know with certainty what is to happen to it, but only the tide of time reveal what is to come.

A series of photographs done for a project - Abandoned Spaces. Locations include the abandoned military base in Alameda and abandoned garrison in Angel Island.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Port of Oakland

A day spent a going around the Port of Oakland.

Loading cranes at the Port of Oakland in the morning. Taken from across the bay on the piers south of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The fog and dust was taking its sweet time to clear up.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

In search of color

Walking down the streets of San Francisco in the Marina and Richmond neighborhoods in search of color. So much of my past work relied on black and white that I now feel it wouldn't be so bad to shoot just for the sake of color.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

First Semester @ AAU - A retrospective

A foundation semester for everything that is coming to you throughout the rest of the program. If I were to go over what I learnt through the semester and summarize it, then this follows

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GLA 625 - The History of Photography - Assignments, Midterms and Finals

Late 1800s. Paris. Atget.
Ah well, lets keep this post simple. A course with a laden plate of reading material and formidable amount of written content that needs to be generated. Here are some of the more useful articles and papers.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

PH 603 - The Language of Photography - Finals

Submit 8-10 photographs which form a consistent body of work. The theme/style/genre of photography are left to you. Plus interview a photographer, someone significant in the field of photography you are interested in or aspire to be a part of, and submit a short paper it.

Some of projects chosen by the students in class
- Color in water - Landscapes and Moods
- Food photography
- Urban decay in industrial Oakland
- Half him, half her - A study on the similarities between people in long term relationships.
- Fashion photography
- A study on trees
- A documentary styled shoot to promote pet adoption from animal shelters.
- Photo montage

I had chosen architecture as the theme for my work. I wasn't particular about structures adhering to specific  architectural style, but instead I went looking for architectural elements with striking visual appeal. Strong composition, balance and rhythm, symmetry form the foundation of the work.