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hello! sorry for my absence, as usual. it seems that every time I make a new post, I apologize for not being around. oh well! I simply haven’t been shooting that much, because school has been super busy. this whole month, really will be a complete jumble of various activities. I’m very excited. anyway, I recently joined the current century and got an iphone. thanks mom! so with that said, I’m going to post a few photos. nothing special, but something I did for a little project about color. be back soon.

ball blades

grass love

pedal red

cloud sky


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October 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm


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on friday I went to the santa barbara pacific pride festival. wasn’t there for too long, but it was a vibrant and fun way to come back into town. also, maddy’s friend coco performed, and he has an amazing voice!!






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July 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm


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July 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm

congratulations are in order.

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well hello there. it has been the craziest week ever, but I am happily sitting at home in chicago. but I’ll skip to the important stuff. on sunday; one of my favorite, most talented, beautiful people I know, ms. courtney beckett, graduated from college. as much as it was certainly a joyous occasion, it brings an overwhelming feeling of sadness as well (don’t leave!!) I’d like to keep this short, but: courtney, you are an amazing person, and I am so proud and thrilled to have you be such a big part of my life (ps-you are). if anyone deserves happiness and success, it’s you. I have no doubt that these things will find their way to you immediately, more than they already have. I love you girl, and I miss you already. can’t wait to hang out in chicago! hurry up already. hmph.










congratulations, courtney.

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June 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm

down to the wire.

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please excuse my absence. here’s what has been going on: well, classes are busy. finals are this week. on top of that, I’m moving. since I am going home to the beautiful chicago, one week from today (YESS!!) I have exactly one week to move out of my little abode. thing is though, tuesday and thursday are pretty much non-existant days: classes, finals, insane driving favors, and taking care of my soon-to-be-roommate sierra after she gets drugged up at the dentist. so, I really don’t have much time to get stuff done. on top of that, courtney graduates this weekend. it sucks a lot. I think the general mood around here lately has been a bit drab because of this fact. boo. and her whole family comes in this week, so things are just going to be unbelievably busy, and emotional as well. hmph. so the only pictures I have today are photobooth/camera pictures that are attempting to document my moving process…aka a HUGE mess. but I’ll be back soon…I promise. cheers.

12504437packing up all my different cameras (not nearly all of them pictured)

Photo 491yeah, I kid you not. found these in here. I think I somehow brought these home from wyoming?
why? I have NO IDEA. and no – no animals were harmed in the making of this photo.

Photo 492there’s a TV in my bed!!!

Photo 493basically, a giant mess. wish me luck!

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June 15, 2009 at 12:35 pm

start to finish (feat. cloudtown3000)

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June 7, 2009 at 7:02 pm

the roof is on fire.

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today, I awoke to the sound of rain. it made me smile. here, rain brings clouds. I was feeling really sluggish this morning though (slept terribly last night), so I didn’t notice the spectacular nature of the sky until much later. but eventually I was out and about, roaming all over the area. seriously, I must have driven 100+ miles today without even leaving santa barbara county. weird. anyway…besides cloud chasing, I finally got a chance to check out some of the burn areas and general wreckage from the jesusita fire. pretty insane stuff – really devastating. so today, I will leave you with that. more to come.

Untitled_Panorama1headed up the beginning of HWY154, and its already scorched.

_DSC2693caution tape = approach immediately

_DSC2691full set of stairs, perfectly in tact. don’t know how they survived. they lead to total destruction.

_DSC2678I’m thinking this must have been the garage.

_DSC2692crazy how some things can stay standing.

Untitled_Panorama4complete destruction. devastation.



this last photo isn’t a part of the previous ones, it is a different destroyed house. I like it better in color.


to those who lost their homes – karma will be back to help you. don’t loose hope.
long story short, live your life. don’t take anything for granted. we are all here for a reason.
stay safe, stay smart, stay healthy.

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June 6, 2009 at 1:46 am