When you decide to express your Valentine-yness this year, do us all a favor and steer clear of those plastic balloons, which seem to inevitably end up bobbing around in the ocean, contributing to the Great Pacific Garbage Dump. That’s right, i’m referring to the floating island of never-gonna-go-away plastic trash near Hawaii that about the size of Texas. These were just three of many i saw on the beach in Santa Monica this time last year. Show some love for mother nature too!
Over the christmas holidays myself and some friends took a hike out to one of the Los Angeles’s hidden treasures….. Deep Creek natural hot springs. It’s really quite a remarkable find, and quite a long uphill hike back. But make sure you leave the springs before the sun goes down, or you’ll be sleeping rough out there in the California desert.
Not much of a gun- afficianado as such, but it is a fun and unusual thing to do when the parents are in town from UK. So off we went to shoot some Guns Yee-ha! Those things are surprisingly accurate…. or i’m extraordinarily good at it ( i think it’s the former). We shot a Beretta 9mm, and an AM-15, which is basically an M-16. It’s makes you think, you don’t have to be an amazing talent to hit the target with these machines in your hands. Scary thought really.
An homage to my own local surf spot. The grey skies, cold, grey water. I immediately feel like i’m bobbing up and down, eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to get a head- start on the next decent set. What a great way to spend a couple of hours amongst dolphins, seals and pelicans taking a nose dive just feet from where you sit.
Yeah, not exactly something you see everyday, but that’s why we carry a camera with us everywhere we go, right? and i don’t mean an iPhone. I think we can do better than that. The Fuji x100 is the way to go. small, discreet, amazing quality, and pretty darn nicely designed too. But three muslim women wearing burqa’s going surfing! Come on, are you serious? How can you not shoot it, even if your not that welcome to. Some things just have to be done!
“Unbelievable! After thirty- one years in service and five disasters in the New York area, i just hope it cannot get any worse than this.”
– Terry McComiskey, ATF agent, Staten Island, NY.
“I’ve been pulling out bodies since tuesday. I haven’t slept.”
-Robert Marrero, Brooklyn
– John Messenger, emergency services, Passaic Co., NJ.