Lily was 10 mths old when our eyes first met. A hefty cocktail of stink, skinny and attitude. She pushed her cage-mate aside and demanded a belly rub. It was love at first sight. Her bio had phrases such as "special needs" and "hand-feeding" and "paralyzed tongue." I didn't care. I was already in love. After three excruciatingly long weeks she'd gained enough weight and was declared healthy enough for adoption. Six years later, she's a less stinky, uber-bossy, chubb-a-roo. And I'm still in love.
The mission of the San Francisco SPCA is to save and protect animals, to provide care and treatment, to advocate for their welfare, and to enhance the human-animal bond. They accomplish this through a variety of programs and services aimed at widening the circle of compassion throughout the community.
Visit the site: sfspca.org. Fall in love.
A day at the beach, there's nothing like it. Whether you're into scuba diving or building sand castles, our oceans are gifts that keep on giving.
Oceana is an organization focused entirely on protecting our oceans. Oceana seeks to preserve the very core of our planet's health by protecting its oceans. Without healthy oceans, we can scarcely hope for healthy landscapes. Our oceans sustain life on dry land through their role in maintaining the atmosphere we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat.
Visit the site: oceana.org. Save our seacapes and landscapes.
Portraits interest us because they portray a likeness of who we are as people. Fleeting moments capture our human nature. Sometimes they appeal, others repel. They depict joy, suffering and indifference. They range from formal to professional to candid and now the ever popular "selfie."
Included in this group is a project for Hannah Sowd Skincare & Massage consisting of informal headshots for blogs, interviews, online branding and marketing. Hannah Sowd Skincare & Massage specializes in skin care treatments and therapeutic body work through a holistic approach which is centered around preventative maintenance.
Visit the site: hannahsowd.com. Feel good.
Architecture can uplift us. It can also have the opposite effect. Residential and commercial spaces have pervasive effects on us. They effect our quality of life. A dark space can leave you feeling cold and depressed. The size and layout of a space can affect your productiveness. In contrast we've all experienced a beautiful space, admiring and appreciating it, and felt joy in occupying it for that time.This series showcases both structural extremes.
I've always connected with animals. Big or small. Furry or scaled. Tame or wild. I love them all. Animals are increasingly dependent on us for their survival. Wildlife conservation agencies have had great success by employing a holistic approach which includes the sustainable use of natural resources, protection of natural areas and wild populations, and working with local communities.
The Nature Conservancy works with local communities, businesses, and individuals to protect over 100 million acres of land around the world. In doing so, The Nature Conservancy preserves entire wildlife communities and the rich species diversity that inhabits those lands.
Visit the site: nature.org
You either fall deeply in love with San Francisco or trip over yourself to leave it behind. The City is a rich mix of extremes. For every amazing aspect that makes it unique, there is a facet that drives its residents up the wall. These images are a journal of my experiences in my adopted city.
I live in San Francisco. I commute by bus to work every day. It is an exercise in frustration at its worst and near-satisfaction at its best. Muni is often late, if it shows up at all. Passengers are crammed in like sardines. Buses are outdated and crawl along at a painfully slow pace, dropping the trolley poles that transmit the electricity powering them and adding to the delay and passenger rage. Getting anywhere on time is often futile.
On the plus side, SF Muni brings together a diverse selection of San Francisco culture. This is a visual diary of my daily commute.