Love and its musings.

It’s amazing how great life can be when you let go, and love yourself. I know it sounds simple or somewhat egocentric but it’s true. The two most important things are loving yourself and loving what you do. Because when those two things are in check, you are a better person not only in the way that you treat yourself but also in the way you treat others. You are more open, understanding and caring. You welcome the positive into your life; people, nature and experiences. You will inevitably still have your ups and downs but your core is strong. There is nothing as damaging to the soul as hating yourself or not accepting all of yourself, flaws and all. I know that is actually a hard task. That loving yourself doesn’t come easily, especially in a modern world where the physical world is the first thing that matters but it’s important to try, to be aware, everyday.

It’s hard to dig deep, back to the rooted soul of the spirit. I feel like I am on my way there though. I’m wading through the negativity, through my past, to the things that have been holding me back and looking at my present and trying to make it better.

Today, I am thankful for my passion. For the path it has put me on and for the people it has enabled me to meet. It’s funny how doing what you love and loving yourself are so inextricably linked. You can’t really have one without the other. It is your self love and universal love coming together to make things right, as they should be and as they will always be.


Gillia Clothing Look Book shoot
Yesterday I shot the Gillia look book shoot based out of Hawaii. A team of three great girls making amazing clothes.

summer. hawaii. love.

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those those have always been the two most beautiful words in the english language.” – Henry James

model: Shelbie Koch



“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Momoko & Geremy & I

Geremy Campos and I wanted to work together again and I am staying in the most amazing 1960’s pink hotel/motel in the middle of Waikiki so we decided to combine our powers and do a shoot here. I have been wanting to work with model, Momoko Metzer and Geremy shoots with her quite a bit so she agreed to be on board for the shoot. Zairrah did the hair and makeup and everything came together quite nicely. I am absolutely in love with shooting at this location. It almost feels like old Havana. I love the feeling of stepping back in time, there is something so dreamy about it.

Disfunksion magazine shoot

I did a photoshoot for Disfunksion magazine here in Honolulu. The magazine will come out next month. It was a really fun shoot. I got to work with my two friends, Justine and Erica who modeled in the shoot.

Geremy Campos Shoot

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