A variety of energies have been put out into the atmosphere this year and, for a while, it seemed to me that these energies were all too consuming like some sort of rampant contagion. Jabs at the human mind and spirit. I felt the universe was swelling with tension and everyone was affected in way or another. Living in the Bay Area specifically, it feels like I am in some paradoxical paradise where every day bares a new obstacle to overcome yet every night has the potential to be the best night of your life. It’s become clear that while all of these victories and failures are just a part of getting by and growing old, they are not really anything without the connection to someone else and I am convinced that these connections could be the answer to the world’s problems. Love, empathy, awareness- these are the things that lead you to a soul. Whether it be one of someone close to you or even your own, these facets of social cognition are vital more so than ever if we want to thrive as individuals. The people and passions I engulf my life in are my path. 

It has been some funky year. The last couple of months for me were met with mixed emotions but, overall, I feel as though my mind has caught up with the rest of me; Paving more of the path that will lead me to my complete self and to a deeper connection with others.

The images in this post have been taken in these past few months of wonder- amalgamations of stoney memories in black and white. As we make our way into a new season and eventually gear up for a new year, I am recognizing the value in all of my interactions and I’m feeling filthy rich. 


Travis, Beer, & Mt. Rainier - Summer 2014 

Travis, Beer, & Mt. Rainier - Summer 2014 


My good friends, Tumbleweed Wanderers, are playing San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival next weekend! It’s crazy to think that I’ve seen them jam in Pat’s parents’ garage and now they’re playing one of the Bay Area’s biggest musical events. I have seen them work so hard from day one and I know that they’ve gone through so much to get where they are now. I am so proud of these passionate and talented guys.  They are going to fucking rock the shit out of Golden Gate Park! Man, I can’t even believe I get to say that about my best friend’s band!

I highly encourage everyone to check them out next weekend if you’re at the festival. They will not disappoint!

Here are my favorite shots from a shoot we did earlier this year. You can see an older image I shot for them as well as add TW to your festival scheduler here.


Scenes From Occupy Oakland’s May Day Protest - 2012

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m an obsessive person: the things that I am into, I mean, they totally rule my life. One of my favorite things about this group of images is that I was able to capture my enthusiasm for the Occupy Movement using the Nishika 3D camera. Yes, the very camera that Vincent Price endursed via cheesy instructional video that came along with this 1980s gem. (If you want to watch part one of this classic, peep it here)

The exposures cascade into one another and give this dynamic crusade a flowing voice; a reminder to those of us who have forgotten of it’s clout, that we are all fighting for the same freedoms.


David & Money
Emeryville 2012

While being sick this past month has been a huge pain (literally), I’ve had some time to go through my archives in preparation for a few group shows I will be part of this summer & the book I’ve been planning on making (tentative title: Tom Booze VS. Dank Sinatra—- yes, really!). I have most of my images selected and layout ideas more or less in the bag, just need to execute and distribute! EXCITEMENT. 
In finding the gems that will become the content in these big ventures of mine, I’ve found a lot of oldies that I hope will make their way into  future projects (!!!!) and will be posting more as I edit. These recent discoveries have gotten me really amped on my goals and aspirations and have motivated me to be proactive in my career. It’s the little things, right?
I look forward to seeing how far my determination will take me and, with all this material I am digging up, do not be surprised if I fall off the grid a few times in between. With that in mind, I got to plan my trip to Seattle— enjoy these final days of Spring and say “hello!” to Summer 2014!!
xo,
L.

David & Money

Emeryville 2012

While being sick this past month has been a huge pain (literally), I’ve had some time to go through my archives in preparation for a few group shows I will be part of this summer & the book I’ve been planning on making (tentative title: Tom Booze VS. Dank Sinatra—- yes, really!). I have most of my images selected and layout ideas more or less in the bag, just need to execute and distribute! EXCITEMENT

In finding the gems that will become the content in these big ventures of mine, I’ve found a lot of oldies that I hope will make their way into  future projects (!!!!) and will be posting more as I edit. These recent discoveries have gotten me really amped on my goals and aspirations and have motivated me to be proactive in my career. It’s the little things, right?

I look forward to seeing how far my determination will take me and, with all this material I am digging up, do not be surprised if I fall off the grid a few times in between. With that in mind, I got to plan my trip to Seattle— enjoy these final days of Spring and say “hello!” to Summer 2014!!

xo,

L.