This weekend, I participated in the Monterey Shootout, an underwater photography competition that brought tons of talented divers out to shoot the colorful marine fauna of Monterey Bay. I had a great time scuba diving, but was really pleasantly surprised at what I was able to capture while free diving. Most of the wide angle … Continue reading Monterey Shootout 2017
Northern California can be pretty beautiful if you don't let the sharks keep you out of the water. Here's a video and some photos from the other day at Waddell Creek.
Had so much fun working with these intelligent, beautiful, & strong females to showcase Katherine Terrell's Jeux de Vagues swimwear, made of recycled plastic. Her slogan is "Hot Bikinis for a Hot Planet". Here's a description of her mission, taken from her website jeuxdevagues.com : "Jeux De Vagues was created by Katherine Terrell: Designer, surfer, … Continue reading Jeux de Vagues’ eco-friendly bikinis for a warming planet.
Had a great morning out at Leo Carillo; beautiful weather, clean waves, and lots of friendly surfers. Please email me at email@example.com to view and purchase photos from today. I also photographed two inspiring and lovely ladies, Stacie Vanags (creative director and owner of Salted Spirit) and Katherine Terrell (founder of an eco-friendly swimwear company … Continue reading Leo Carillo 8.3.17
This Sunday, I photographed an incredible ladies-only surf event put on by Jeux de Vagues and Surfrider LA. Katherine Terrell, who organized this event, is the founder of Jeux de Vagues, an eco-friendly swimwear company which fights to protect the environment as well as to empower the "sisterhood of women surfers". Read more about Katherine's … Continue reading Nothin’ but Ladies in the Lineup: Surf + Brunch at Heavens
Here's a video I put together to summarize one of the best weeks of my life. I was so happy to share California's kelp forests & wild islands with one of my best friends, Jacey, a fellow mermaid and marine biologist. We had incredible encounters with bottlenose & common dolphins, ocean sunfishes (Mola mola), giant … Continue reading A love letter to California’s underwater ecosystems
Glackpacking (see "glamping" for comparison) is the act of backpacking in relative luxury by staying in charming Italian "rifugios" with delicious traditional Italian/German cuisine for every meal, but still climbing 20 kilometers up and down mountains each day and sleeping in dormitories full of sweaty, snoring hikers. Our glackpacking trip took us through a significant … Continue reading Glackpacking in the Dolomites
I just climbed my first 4000m summit in Italy with my dad. This mountain was his first, too, about 40 years ago when he was my age. Although this summit isn't very technically challenging, the elevation and exposure in the final stretch make it fairly challenging. Here is the view from the last few meters … Continue reading Gran Paradiso: Climbing my first 4000m Summit
Our trip took us as far North as Coral Bay (23.1447° S, 113.7764° E) and as far south as Bremer Bay (34.3940° S, 119.3760° E). We spent 8 nights staying with relatives in Perth and Albany, and a total of 15 nights camping in a troopy campervan with its stylish rooftop tent (see below). Instead of going … Continue reading 5,000 kilometers later: A voyage along the Western Australian coast
Here is a video showing the Fijian underwater scenes: Some macro photography while freediving, wide shots of sharks, soft coral, sunsets, and people. Enjoy!