GRII - June

Some time ago I started thinking I’d like to work on a photo project for an extended amount of time, I just didn’t know what. In addition to that, I didn’t want to carry around my DSLR either, I wanted something smaller and less noticeable. 

That’s when I came across the Ricoh GRII, it’s a small point and shoot camera that fits in one’s pocket. Small, shoots fully manual, raw and even has some effects you can shoot with - high contrast black and white, retro, positive film… the list goes on, think Instagram filter-ish. So now that I found my camera, I needed a subject. 

My office is in Long Beach, just off Shoreline Drive near the Aquatic Park and Village, making for plenty of people watching and scenery. Many colleagues of mine often go on walks during their lunch breaks for exercise, I figured I’d go for walks of my own - kind of like a photo hunt. 

The following images were made during my lunch break while walking around the Shoreline are in Long Beach, unless otherwise noted in the caption. 

The Dude.

Queens Highway Bridge.

Aquarium Recess.

Lions Lighthouse.

Bike Lane.

Palm Freight.

Tour de Marina.

Palms Up.

Mr. Battle.

Navy Foot Beats.

Going for Two - Freelancing at the Little League NW Regionals

It couldn’t have been any easier getting this assignment. 

It was Friday afternoon and I saw Montana and Idaho were playing in the Little League Northwest Regional Championship game the following day. I found their local papers, shot an email to the sports and photo editors and within two hours I was booked - for both outlets. 


Sometimes it’s as easy as reaching out and offering up some coverage. 

Idaho tops Montana in the Little League Northwest Regional championship game in San Bernardino, Calif. 2-0.

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