SHOOTING YOSEMITE AND SIERRA NEVADA LAKES

I spent six years photographing lakes and the water in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. I brought everything on my back pack including an inflatable SUP, cameras, water housing, wetsuit, camping gear and food. The water in those lakes is so clear, that looking down from my SUP on deeper areas sometimes gave me vertigo. Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras are so beautiful, every time I discover a new place, it feels like my heart gets broken. CALIFORNIO is the project that came out of my work in the mountains, Its divided into two parts: HOLLY WATER - An abstract look at the beauty of the lakes and SIERRA NEVADA - Shot with a special camera housing that is able to see above below the water.  

Large size (starting at 40" x 60") limited edition (15) prints available for sale.

 

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HBO'S Big Little Lies uses my image in their story

HBO licensed a couple of my images from my two days series. I watched the episode last week. Episode Once aired on 3/18/17. Around the 47:24 minute mark, there is a scene in which one of the main characters is looking at a framed photograph in an office, there is a person inside this photograph and then this person moves within the photograph to lead you into the next scene.

 

BIRDS NEST COMPLETED

Finally after 5 months of work, over 14 people making everything from molds to golden eggs, its finally finished. Its such a difficult piece to make but I am very happy with the results.

BIRDS NEST TABLE HAS A GOLDEN EGG INSIDE

The golden egg is ready to go inside the birds nest table. The table has been poured (hot liquid bronze) and is now ready to be put back together and polished to perfection. It takes so much work and so many people to make these pieces.

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BIRDS NEST COFFEE TABLE

This table has taken over 4 months to produce. I first welded the original and then took it to get molded so I can cast it in bronze and add a golden egg. Should be done in a couple of weeks.

 

MAKING OF THE MAGMA FLOW COFFEE TABLE

This one of a kind, hand made, coffee table takes about 6 months to create. I do all the cutting and welding of the metal myself and use fabricators for their industrial capabilities like liquifying metal and mirror polishing. By the time its finished, 15 people have worked on it. There is so much love put into this table that it can break your heart or your foot because it weighs 500 pounds.

CIRCULUM TABLE

Cutting directly into metal takes a lot of effort but I love the results. By the time this table is finished and polished, 10 people have worked on it.