PHOTO: South Pacific Photography
I spent three months in New Zealand, Fiji and Kiribati researching climate change and migration in the South Pacific. I took these photos from June through August, 2017.
VIDEO: San Francisco Considers Lombard Street Toll
I produced this short film with Sawsan Morrar.
VIDEO: Graffiti Photographer
I shot and edited this short film about a graffiti photographer in October 2016.
VIDEO: Oakland Restaurants and a Higher Minimum Wage
Measure FF raised the Oakland minimum wage to $12.25 an hour, leaving city restaurants to make difficult decisions. I shot and edited this video for KQED News in August 2015.
WRITING: Vallejo artists who sought refuge from Bay Area housing crisis fear displacement once again
Burglary, vagrancy and grand larceny are the charges listed under photos of alleged Vallejo criminals. With defiant eyes and grim expressions, they look like rough characters. But, these aren’t wanted posters hanging in the post office. These are art pieces displayed at The Works, a screen printing studio in historic downtown Vallejo.
WRITING: Artist Explores SF Bay’s Hidden Tunnel Art
Way out in the East Bay, hidden in thick trees and brush, there’s a portal to another world. It’s down below the streets in a creek bed, where the mouth of a storm sewer opens up like a cavern. Inside, crawdads scuttle in ankle-deep pools, and ominous booming sounds echo throughout the vaulted interior.
A menagerie of fantastic paintings cover almost every inch of wall inside the half-mile tunnel that runs underground. Scott Finsthwait, the unofficial curator of the constantly evolving exhibit, walks the subterranean gallery regularly.
WRITING: Trump Piñata Sales Soar in SF’s Mission
Deport Trump. That’s the statement that stops pedestrians in front of Casa Bonampak at 1051 Valencia St. But it’s not just the sign that catches the eye. All day long, people are stopping outside the Mexican art and craft store to gawk at Trump piñatas.
With their tiny hands and oversized empty heads, the Trump piñatas are a perfect likeness of the Republican candidate who says he’ll build a wall between the United States and Mexico. The figures are works of art. Their crafted immobile faces seem dynamic, as if they were frozen right in the act of saying something derogatory about Mexicans.