Thermofisher Ad

Well, we gave up on the Lombard Street idea. I thought it was an impossible shot, and it turned out I was right about that. So, we opted for another iconic Bay Area view. What I like most is that this piece will be printed 6 x 4 FEET in size, and hung around Thermofisher Read More

Seeing the Unseeable

Here’s an interesting view of one of the six rows of gear I maintain in the datacenter. Looks kinda cool, eh? You might wonder how I created an image like this, given that the rows of servers have less than three feet between them. This means I have to make the shot from about two Read More

John and Michael

I love it when this happens. While walking on the course today, I asked Tom’s sons John and Michael to pose for a quick shot. And I do mean quick. This shot was done in maybe five seconds. I knew instantly that I wanted to give it a retro treatment like this. It’s no surprise Read More

Walking in the ‘hood

Shot with my Nexus 5X, which, as you can see, makes a pretty decent camera. Read More

Fabulous Fresno Fourth

Maybe it was the 100-degree heat, or maybe it was the super-cute Ava or the massive amounts of food and drink. All I know is that something made us all a little bit crazy this weekend. More holiday photos. Read More

This is not your mama’s photo booth

It’s difficult to pick favorites from yesterday’s party at work. Read More

Happy Birthdays!

Jack and Tres are two of my favorite subjects, and their colorful, wildly-decorated loft is certainly one of the most interesting locations I know of. Happy Birthdays to a couple of wonderful people!! The rest of the evening’s images can be viewed here. Read More

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear

I guess the word “focus” is too confusing? A few more shots from Oakland Zoo’s annual Walk in the Wild. Read More

Lombard Street

Last night I went on a scouting mission. I’m looking for a location for an upcoming project. The Creative Director floated this top-of-Lombard-Street idea. I’m certainly not the first to make this shot, but I was surprised at how easy it was to grab this 30-second time exposure on a cold and windy summer night Read More

What Just Happened?

We went into it prepared for the worst, but as the energy and the volume level in the arena swelled into a raging torrent, we were swept into the madness. When it was over, we were utterly drained. Stunned. WTF? Of course, none of this diminishes the fact that our beloved team got more than Read More

A new typeface!

Now, THIS is exciting! Monotype has created a brilliant update to the gorgeous Johnston typeface on the occasion of its 100th birthday. This is very serious business. Watch the video to get a sense for just how exciting this is!   Just to tease me, it appears that they released the bold version only. Of Read More

V-Ray deliciousness

I had experimented with V-Ray a bit a few months ago, but at the time it only ran on an earlier version of Cinema4D, and when it did, it felt a bit flaky. Well, I’m happy to say that it runs flawlessly on on Cinema4D R17! My product renderings never looked better. I wear a Read More

S5 mosaic Installation

So I created this mosaic of pretty much every picture I ever took at work using a program called Mazaika. The image was constructed from more than 4,500 pictures of all the people and products that came together to enable us to create the amazing Ion Torrent S5. The image turned out to be quite Read More

Ocean View Drive

I like this hand-help time exposure from our recent Pacific Grove trip. Read More

Unreal 3D animation

Absolutely perfect! Read More

Happy Anniversary

We celebrated a pair of anniversaries last weekend at one of our favorite places – the spectacular restaurant at Post Ranch Inn. After a delicious lunch, I handed my camera to the waiter who took today’s featured shot. I might have framed it differently, but I love it. Read More

Headshots-III

More coworkers got brave enough to step into my amazing hallway studio for a head shot.   Read More

Happy Easter

I took a short hike today hoping to see fields of wildflowers, but I think I was about a week too early, so not a lot of flower shots today. Instead, I shot some man-made objects, including a freshly-installed Mag Spike and a bushel of unidentified metal thingies, evidently used in the construction of new Read More

Some Vials and a Box

I often do not know exactly what I’m rendering. I just try to make things look good. Unfortunately, our products will never look like this on our web site. Our “real” real product shots are required to have a pure white background and a reflective white foreground à la outdated Apple ads, but this is Read More

James Bond Gala

Saturday’s James Bond themed Xenophon Gala was taylor-made for the photo booth! I’m absolutely loving the results, but I do have one issue with the photo booth. The images that come out of it are so dazzling that they make the rest of my shots look boring. The most amazing thing is how easy it Read More

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