In January Interstate Hotels and Resorts flew me out to Los Angeles to do some work for them. It was a whirlwind trip, photographing four properties over five days + a personal side trip to San Diego, with my friend Jen, to see the Geisel Library and the Salk Institute.

These are my personal photos from Santa Monica + Venice Beach. If you'd like to see my client photographs I took for Interstate, they're located here. And if you'd like to see the rest of the photos from this trip you can find them using the links below:


Santa Monica Pier


It had been forever since I'd seen the ocean so getting down to the Santa Monica Pier was high on my to do list as soon as we moved to Santa Monica, from Downtown LA.

I think this is my favorite photo from Santa Monica.

I think this is my favorite photo from Santa Monica.



During out two days in Santa Monica I was able to capture a good mix of street portraits and posed portraits.

Architecture + abastractions

Venice Beach


My friend David Garber, below, recently moved to LA, to Venice Beach, specifically, and he was kind enough to meet me for coffee and show me some of the area.