Thursday, October 29, 2009

the fremont - sonoma, california

This is for when you go North.

I always take the Golden Gate Bridge and the 121 over into Napa to get around East Bay traffic, Bay Bridge cable snaps, and the toll bridge. On the 121 right after the split into Sonoma you will find The Fremont. I stopped for a vanilla malt but their menu looks mouthwatering. Happy travels.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Evil Monito Magazine - Interview with Jay Holland of Mulholland Brothers

Check it. First article on the world wide web. Click here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

miraflores winery

placerville, california

Monday, October 19, 2009

jaime beechum in the real world

little baby jesus


boring hotel, pretty light

painters patch

nook and cranny

23rd street flair

I shot these after watching William Eggleston in the Real World.

What a lovely photographer. These images were all taken in San Francisco last week.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

la honda winery harvest season

I have always been interested in how things work. I had an erector set, broke apart everything, asked endless questions and got my hands dirty. Now that my Mamiya and I are best friends, I use the photographs as a way to visualize that experience. It also gives me a reason to be there asking so many questions and sticking my hands in things. 

I went down to La Honda Winery last week where wine maker Ken Wornick has set up his boutique wine shop. This was my first experience understanding and being apart of what it takes to make a well crafted wine. The winery is very small, and the batches of wine are handled with care and pressed by hand. Each detail is measured and logged. It is what I love about craft; the time, effort and sweet love that goes into it. 

Ken said goodbye to the corporate world and put 100% of his effort into acquiring the knowledge and means to create well crafted sustainable wine. Through the photographs, I hope you come away with the appreciation of dedication that goes into the process of a bottle of La Honda wine. 

top view of a full tank

Grant and his guns hand pressing the grapes through

After the liquid is separated from the wine the gapes still hold a fair amount of juice, this is the press that pressures out the remaining unfiltered wine.

What remains is dry skins. Compost it.

Seeds at the bottom of a hand press batch.

+ cheese = :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

the bay of bodega

Take the 1. About 1:45-2 hrs. North.

Break out the map... the paper one.