Yearly Archives: 2010

In a couple of hours, I’ll be gone ’til March, leaving a trail of smoke behind me.  The first part of my trip is pretty melancholy, but I am very thankful to be able to support a friend and his family.  Then on to much warmer weather (although work might literally keep me from direct sunlight).  Tonight, I finally decided to try some smoke trails.  I have been meaning to for months, and here are my first results.

Fraternal Twins

Burning Trio


  • Thanks. They are photos…of smoke from a stick of incense.

  • Dana, wow these are really neat — they’re photographs?? They’re a great combination of orderly and random shapes.

  • Slewis

    Pretty. Clean. Interesting to look at.

February 15, 2010. I definitely enjoyed my weekend without work….until I boarded my 6am flight this morning. Sometimes its pretty hard to see how great my work situation is. Especially when its as busy as the last few weeks have been. I’m hoping that when February ends, the pace will slow down. But in the meantime, it looks like I need to do some fancy shootin’ for a big project at the office…and quick. How lucky could I get?!

I spent this weekend in frigid New York City to celebrate our anniversary, spend some time with friends, and take a really, REALLY needed break from work. While Serene was grocery shopping, I negotiated a trashcan from the security guard to capture an HDR image of Lincoln Center. Lisa was kind and patient enough to put up with me blasting a flash in her face (at Panang, an upper west side restaurant), and Serene captured a great high contrast image of me that I couldn’t resist sharing.



I was contacted recently by someone with whom I have a mutual friend about getting some shots done for her job. Turns out we went to undergrad together. And business school. But had never met. The shoot was a great time and the shots came out ok, too. If only all shoots could be so fun and feel so easy.

Jason and Demet welcomed Ela in December. She is a beautiful, healthy girl, and I got to meet her for her first official photoshoot. Thanks J & D for giving me the privilege!

Newborn Ela naps on the family dog

  • Absolutely adorable. We were talking the other day about the difference in our styles and how we always want to be able to shoot the way “that other photographer” does. that’s how i am feeling right now while looking at your images.