The Point Loma Pointers Cooperstown Dream Team

AJ Favorite Baseball Team - San Diego Padres Favorite Baseball Player - Josh Hamilton Favorite Position - 2nd / 3rd Base Favorite activity outside Baseball - Playing outside Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "Going to the big house, walking around Cooperstown and the games!"

Mitch Favorite Baseball Team - San Diego Padres Favorite Baseball Player - David Wells Favorite Position - Shortstop & 2nd Base Favorite activity outside Baseball - Swimming with his buddies at San Diego Bay Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "the hurricane (Irene) and swimming in the backyard of the parents cabin"

Townsend Favorite Baseball Team - Boston Red Sox Favorite Baseball Player - Adrian Gonzalez Favorite Position - Shortstop Favorite activity outside Baseball - Soccer Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "Watching the Home Run Derby with my team"

Frank Favorite Baseball Team - Colorado Rockies Favorite Baseball Player - Robinson Cano Favorite Position - Center Field Favorite activity outside Baseball - Ping Pong Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "hitting a home run"

Joe Favorite Baseball Team - San Diego Longhorns Favorite Baseball Player - Albert Pujols Favorite Position - Pitcher Favorite activity outside Baseball - Snowboarding Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "the Slumber Parties"

Seth Favorite Baseball Team - Tampa Bay Rays Favorite Baseball Player - Adrian Gonzales Favorite Position - Pitcher Favorite activity outside Baseball - Basketball Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "Hitting 2 home runs"

Mitchell Favorite Baseball Team - Boston Red Sox Favorite Baseball Player - Ozzie "The Wizard" Smith Favorite Position - Shortstop Favorite activity outside Baseball - Basketball Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "hitting a home run"

Dan Favorite Baseball Team -  Washington Nationals Favorite Baseball Player - Joe Mauer Favorite Position - Pitcher Favorite activity outside Baseball - Air Soft Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "Hanging out in the Dorms"

David Favorite Baseball Team - Atlanta Braves Favorite Baseball Player - Craig Kimbrel Favorite Position - Pitcher Favorite activity outside Baseball - Basketball Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "getting $10 for hitting the ball to the opposite field from Coach Don"

Brady Favorite Baseball Team -  San Diego Padres Favorite Baseball Player - Mat Latos Favorite Position - Pitcher / 3rd Base Favorite activity outside Baseball - Watching Baseball on TV Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "When I hit both my Home Runs"

Evan Favorite Baseball Team - San Diego Padres Favorite Baseball Player -  Adrian Gonzalez Favorite Position - First Base Favorite activity outside Baseball -  XBox Best Cooperstown Trip Memory - "at night in the barracks"

2011 Bad News Bears

I can't believe it's over already...It seems like just a couple of days ago we met on the field and introduced ourselves all around.  Some of the boys knew each other and some had never met.  Some had even played together on various teams already.  This year they would come together as the Bad News Bears.  They gelled as a team immediately.  They had fun and played hard.  I agreed over a year ago to take a team.  I wanted my son's last season of Little League Baseball to be a good one.  It's a magical time in a boy's life.  It was for me and I wanted the same for my oldest son.  Somewhere between fantasy and reality, where you can still live the dream... I present here the 2011 Point Loma Little League Brigantine Bad News Bears!

Frank

Cole

Brendan

Mitchell

Evan

Micheal

Issiah

JD

Nick the Stick

Shane

Summer in Chicago - Public Art

I hadn't been back to Chicago since Millenium Park had been developed.  What a treat!  What I love about Chicago...One of the many things I love about Chicago is the public art.  From the new works in Millenium Park, to the awesome Giant Eyeball on the Loop, to the oft imitated (and long gone) Cows on Parade, I love it all!  Chicago does public art like few other cities, especially in N. America.  The above image is one of my favorites from our tour of some of Chicago's best current public art.  It is The Crown Fountain by artist Jaume Plensa.  While I love my image and think it stands on it's own it does not do justice to this amazing interactive fountain-sculpture-gargoyle...It truly has to be seen, and experienced.  It is what public art should be: beautifully crafted, great to look at and interactive.  You want to be drawn in and The Crown Fountain (along with the Giant Eyeball) certainly did.

Bio-IT World

I've shot number of jobs for Bio-IT World over the years. They've always been great to work with. Good ideas, great creativity, an always a lot of freedom to create great work. This was shot for the Nov/Dec '09 Cover. It was a fun collaborative effort from AD Mark's very cool idea. And to make it even better, the subject, Steve Philpott, is the CIO at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, one of my favorite clients here in San Diego.

Frank - On the Trail

Frank got into his bike a lot this summer. Last summer it was the skateboard. This summer, the bike. We went on a few rides together. Not nearly enough. But the weather's still nice and the days are still longish. So I see some more bike rides on my horizon.


Frank - Portrait of a Biker

Tilted Kilt Girls

I've been doing some work for The Tilted Kilt here in downtown San Diego. So in addition to shooting a number of scenarios for Ads and Collateral I did some portraits of some of the girls. The lighting turned out a little harsher than what I wanted for this first series, but I really like a how these 4 turned out. We'll see how the next batch turns out...Thanks to everyone at the Kilt. They're a great bunch of people to work with!


Andrea


Darcy


Maylean


Rachel