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India at Work

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014 by Joe No Comments

For 3 weeks in Dec 2013 my wife Anna and I traveled around the Indian Subcontinent. While abroad I focused considerable energy to documenting the working lives of Indians. The difference between the 1st and 3rd world jobs is what really drew me in.

Escape from San Francisco

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Escape from San Francisco is a ongoing travel piece put together for 7×7 Magazine. The series highlights different locations within 1-3 hours of San Francisco. Recently featured locations include the Big Sur Coast, Montara Lighthouse Hostel, Point Reyes, Anderson Valley and Pinnacle National Park.

Travels in Argentina and Chile

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Photos from a month spent abroad traveling all over Argentina-Patagonia, Lakes District, Central Andes, and Buenos Aires) and in Southern Chile.



Scenes of the City

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Scenes of the City is weekly photoblog put together for 7×7 Magazine, featuring different people, events, locations and aspects of San Francisco that make up the patchwork of eclectic San Francisco.

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.

SF Gay Rodeo

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

The annual Best Buck in the Bay Rodeo and Festival, sponsored by Golden State Gay Rodeo Association took place in La Honda on Sept 10 and 11, 2012. Contestants participated in bull riding, steer roping, chute dogging and other rodeo staples.

Sustainable Ocean

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Joe No Comments

Kurt Lombard is a seafood foraging expert, and aims to prove that eating local (like, down the street local) could lead to a more sustainable future for the world’s oceans. See the full story here.

2 Mile Surf Shop

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Joe No Comments

The small, unincorporated coastal berg of Bolinas, CA can be hard to locate, as residents are infamous for tearing down road signs that would help visitors find it. But for those who live there, and those who know how to navigate the winding backroads of Marin County, it has become a Bay Area surfer haven. And one of the focal points of the tight-knit surf community is the 2 Mile Surf Shop. Owned by Drew Reinstein, the shop employs several surf instructors lead by Lessons Manager Nick Kreiger, and an in-house surfboard maker, John Moore. Its name refers to that troublesome sign: legend holds that the very first one to be torn down read “Bolinas, 2 Miles.” Read more here.

Teotitlán del Valle-Rug Weavers

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Joe No Comments

While traveling in Oaxacan town of Teotitlán del Valle I befriended Francisco ‘Paco’ González and his mother, a family of weavers. Over several visits to their home they showed me the art of crushing dye for color in the rugs, the making of yarn from raw wool.

This community of Teotitlán del Valle is known for its woven wool rugs which use natural dyes such as those obtained by the cochineal insect. The making of the rugs begins the washing of the raw wool to rid it of dirt and residues. Next it is carded then spun into yarn. The yarn is wound into large balls to prepare for dying with natural dyes such as those obtained from the needle bush, indigo, cochineal, , Mexican marigold and others.