Monday, February 22, 2010

Michael Hsu for Texas Monthly

Every month I shoot a feature for Texas Monthly called Object Lesson. Each month the feature profiles a different well-known Texan and gives readers a peek into their personal life. This month is one of my favorite architects, Austin-based Michael Hsu.
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Perla's is Famous! (And Making Me Famous!)

One of Austin's newest restaurants, Perla's, is on fire lately! About a week ago I told you about how they were featured last fall in Esquire, and now Texas Monthly just named them one of the ten best new places to eat in Texas for 2010! Check out my shot, below.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get it Before it's Gone!

There are just a few more days to pick up the winter issue of Austin Monthly Home. I shot the cover and two features inside. Here's a peak...
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Salton Sea's North Shore Yacht Club is Saved!

As many of you know, I spent a few years working on a project documenting California's Salton Sea. I first discovered the Salton Sea about 10 years ago while on a road trip with my mom; it has held a special place in my heart ever since. One of the Salton Sea's most iconic buildings is the North Shore Yacht Club. It was built in 1958 by one of my favorite architects, Albert Frey. For decades the structure sat abandoned, eventually gutted and severely vandalized. I figured it was just a matter of time before it was demolished. This past week I came upon an article revealing the news. The yacht club restoration project has been approved and construction has begun! Click here to read the article. Below is the front and back of a vintage postcard, advertising the club.

Here are a few images from my Salton Sea project. The rest can be seen on my website by clicking on Exhibited, on the home page.

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Perla's for Esquire

This is sort of old news, but since I didn't have a blog in November when it came out, I'm posting it now. Last fall I was hired to shoot this great shot of Perla's patio for Esquire's Best New Restaurants feature. It was pretty funny getting this photo; I had to stand on the sidewalk, outside the restaurant, and poke my lens through the plants. The poor diners must have thought I was the paparazzi.

On a completely different note, check out the cool new magnetic, chalkboard wall in the office. I've always wanted an "inspiration board" and now I have an entire wall! I'm still a little scared to add the chalk because it looks so good clean!
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I have a blog!

I'm excited to announce that I finally have a blog! Make sure to check back often to see what I've been up to...