Archive for June, 2009

A few leftover photographs from around my neighborhood, taken during cherry blossom season.  All shots were taken using a Holga loaded with Fujifilm Neopan 400PN. Advertisements

Japanese manhole covers are surprisingly beautiful affairs; each city has its own unique design that reflects the city’s defining characteristics, and many of them are even painted in order to add to the general effect.  The manhole cover at the top of this post is from Takaoka and features the city’s famous coastal view of […]

The other day I received the news that David Bromige — mentor, friend, and comrade in poetic wit — passed away peacefully at his home in Sebastopol.  I met David while I was a student at Sonoma State University and we became fast friends.  Initially I was introduced to him and his work via my […]

Here are a few shots from a series I of portraits I took in Kyoto of Marié Abe, a stunningly talented accordionist and composer who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  These shots were originally intended for use in the 2009 edition of the Bay Area Accordion Babes pin-up calendar (with CD!), but […]

Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社), often called Fushimi Inari Jinja, is the headquarters for foxes and gods.  Fushimi Inari is the head shrine of Inari, the Japanese god of rice, and the footpaths that lead up into the hills behind the main shrine buildings are positively covered with persimmon-orange torii gates and the stone figures of […]

25 things


1) I have an early memory of standing in the yard of my grandmother’s house in Bolinas, trying to learn to whistle. There was a hummingbird flying around the yard and it suddenly swooped down and skimmed through the top of my hair. At that moment, I whistled. 2) In high school, I spent an […]

My friend Damion Searls just dropped me a line directing me to Daniel Morales’s fantastic and utterly entertaining liveblog about spending the weekend translating Haruki Murakami’s new novel, 1Q84. I had so much fun reading Morales’s account that I decided it needed its own mini-liveblog.  So here it goes: Condition: Just had dinner.  No booze […]