Craig Park and Robot-Ninja-Dirtbike-Riders.

April 27, 2010 | Post a Comment

Hey guys!  So, it’s been a little longer than I anticipated since my last post, and I do apologize for that.  I’ve been busy with work in general, photography and non-photography, but I promise my next post won’t take as long as this one has.

Anyways, I would like to share with you all some of my favorite photos from my most recent photoshoots : a visit to Craig Park in Fullerton where I came across a gentleman sitting with his two Macaw parrots at a picnic table, a shoot with little Mister Jack who likes to  fight giants as a robot-ninja who rides a neon green dirt bike, and a shoot of a new dish at El Cholo: Fillet Mignon fajitas.

Out of the three shoots I’m going to be posting today, taking photos of Jack was by far my favorite shoot.

When I first arrived at the house, I found Jack coloring on blank printer paper in the back room while the adults were visiting with each other out in the front of the house.  Immediately upon finding the little boy by himself, I grabbed myself a stack of printer paper, began coloring with him, and we quickly bonded.

Once we were finished coloring, Jack proceeded to inform me of my new status : I had become (in less than 5 minutes) a robot-ninja wearing ice armor, which meant that I could travel through patches of freezing cold without feeling it because of my “Ice Boots”, whereas he had become a robot ninja who was immune to hot-lava.  At first Jack was adamant about not having his picture taken, but the more we played together, the more he was willing to let me take photos of him (so long as in those photos he could make funny faces, which I was more than happy to oblige to).

So, without further ado, here are some photos for you all to enjoy!

(The crime-fighting machine)

(Jack dislikes dinner very much.)

Mustard Grass and Margaritas.

April 8, 2010 | Post a Comment

Have you ever seen those yellow flowers covering the hills after a good bout of rain?  They’re mustard grass flowers, and when they’re all blooming in the fields, they look pretty amazing.  Last week, I recollected that the hills up in Walnut are always covered in these during Spring.  Walnut isn’t TOO far from my house so I grabbed my camera and decided to go up over the hill.

Of course, upon arriving at a park surrounded by fields covered in yellow, I was approached by a man named Lee and his gigantic dog Cody.  In the back of my head, as he started talking to me about anything and everything as if I were a long lost friend, I began to envision this short friendship ending in my eminent and untimely demise (I tend to get a little nervous when I’m approached by people at the park while I’m by myself).  Luckily, he didn’t try to kidnap me.. or worse.

While I was wandering around, for the few short moments I managed to sneak away, I was able to get a few interesting shots of the trail I was on leading to the hills, as well as a few shots of my new friend’s dog Cody.  Apparently he’s 1/4 wolf, which makes for an alarming looking dog.

In any case, I’d like to share a few photos with you guys from the past week of my adventure at the park, as well as photos from a food and drink shoot for Ron Sailsbury’s new restaurant, Cafe Miaz.  The food / drink photos are not necessarily the photos the restaurant is going to use for their menu, but my own personal favorites.  Hope you all enjoy!

(This was the fence I crawled under to get into the hills.)