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Kite Boarding-Wind, Water and Guts

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

I recently spent an afternoon out on SF Bay with Kite 415, the only IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) affiliated school in San Francisco, to get an idea of how to get out kiteboarding on the bay and just how easy it is to do. Senior instructor Ovi Banuta and his professional team were friendly and helpful while offering lessons, with jet-ski assistance and radio helmets for beginners and more advanced riders; they also offer stand up paddle boarding.

We started out by getting a wet suit on–because of course, the Bay is not the warmest water in the world. Then, it was out to our dry land lessons, where we became more familiar with how to fly. After that it was out on a jet ski and into the water.

Find out more about the Kite 415 operation here. Check out the gallery for a visual walk through their process and some shots of the high flying action.

Bosavi Headlamps Marketing Material

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

This past spring I had the opportunity to work with Dan Freschl, Bosavi Headlamps inventor and entrepreneur. Here’s a bit about the headlamp

“This headlamp is designed around a lithium-ion battery and optimized for USB recharge-ability and top performance. It charges up to 80% of full capacity in about an hour and lasts up to 65 hours.

The Bosavi Headlamp’s USB rechargeable battery is equivalent to 900 AAA batteries over the lifetime of the product. Bosavi can be easily recharged in the field from a wide variety of chargers including solar, power pack, and AA Battery Chargers.”

Buy one on Amazon here-

And Special thanks to good friend Gabe Phillips for running around town with me and taking photos-

Open Homes Photography

Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Any Bay Area real estate agent looking for perfection knows they can depend on Open Homes Photography to deliver the most professional, web and print-ready photos for their marketing materials.

Ongoing Project: Providing professional documentation of properties all over the bay area.

Client: Off The Grid

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Project: Visual Marketing collateral

Process: Off the Grid is a company that provides areas around the Bay Area for food trucks to set up on a weekly calendar.  I created marketing material by documenting all of their markets in the bay area, all special events.

Result: Web and Print ready visual marketing and branding for a growing small business.

Client: Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Project: Mayoral Campaign Reelection Art

Process: Tom Bates was up for his third election as the Mayor of Berkeley, CA, working with Tom and his staff I created the mayors reelection art for his 2012 campaign. To recreate a number of key elements of his campaign, we toured around Berkeley and captured photos of Tom interacting with the community, business owners, students and families.

Result: Web and print ready reelection campaign art and a successful reelection.

Client: SF Weekly

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Project: Kitchen Ink

Process: As part of a national photo series on chefs with tattoos I was selected to photograph San Francisco chefs. San Francisco is a city packed with restaurants and plenty of tattooed chefs that work at them. The story consisted of seven different photo shoots at different restaurants around today.

Result: The cover photograph and a five page spread.

Those darn 49ers and the Stanford alum

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Joe No Comments

Enjoy some pics from the end of the 49ers season and more of the NFL scout day at Stanford University.

Working the Graveyard Shift

Posted on: January 2nd, 2012 by Joe No Comments

After most people go to sleep, an entire population is just waking up and heading out the door to work. For these people, a regular workday starts at 11pm and ends at 7am, when they’ll head home to bed. Read more here.

America’s Wild Horses: Freedom to Captivity

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Joe 1 Comment

As part of an ongoing project looking into the lives of America’s wild horses, these horses and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) employees were photographed on the Nevada/ California border near Cedarville CA. The BLM estimates there are just under 40,000 wild horses/burros on BLM managed rangelands in 10 Western states. The BLM is faced with the difficult task of maintaining a the horses/burro population at a size that the land can hold without stretching the resources of the land.

The Queen of Tupperware

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Joe No Comments

Helen Waite is both a queen of tupperware and a drag queen extraordinaire, and hosts regular tupperware parties in San Francisco on the weekends. On weekdays Helen goes back to being Chaz Kujak, a male manager at a biotech company. See the full story here.