A rotating exhibit of the things I love most about living in San Francisco.


Mmm, postcards that smell like food — Lost At E Minor: For creative people

We at MUS e YUM now have a way to add a whole new sensory dimension to our food photography. Check out the article below…an interesting find on the art and culture blog, Lost at E Minor:

Mmm, postcards that smell like food — Lost At E Minor: For creative people.

“Imagine a food printer that takes a snapshot of food and extracts its aroma simultaneously, then prints a postcard with aroma inks via a sensor that mixes the inks in the machine. Yes, a Chinese industrial design student did dream up that concept, and has even made a prototype device of this food printer for a Sony competition. We’re not so sure about the invention, though. It is just slightly cruel to send yummy smells to a friend instead of calling for good old food delivery.”


event photography, press conference at the Blue Greenway

press conference at the Blue Greenway, Hunters Point, San Francsico

press conference at the Blue Greenway, Hunters Point, San Francsico

The community turned out to show their support for the Hunters Point community and the Blue Greenway project. The EPA presented two grants at a press conference held at India Basin Shoreline Park. $400,000 was awarded to SF Environment for Site Assessments and the Hunters Point Family received $200,000 in grant funding for job training.



Interdependence Day: 2012


Interdependence Day: 2012, a set on Flickr.

the Hayes Valley Farm has a story to tell.

the folks at the Hayes Valley Farm have a mission- to bring permaculture to an urban community, to bring the community together, to educate, to feed, to delight. It’s a wonderful place to celebrate Interdependence day, a holiday that is celebrated around the world in the spirit of reminding us how we’re all connected, both with others as well as with nature herself. The Photo Adventure Club is only one of the ways you can get involved at the Hayes Valley Farm. Check out the website to learn more about them and their great work!


event photography for Earth Day, 2012

the touch me garden, civic center, san francisco

the touch me garden, civic center, san francisco


Earth Day, 2012, a set on Flickr.

SF Environment had a story to tell.

Each year, Earth Day, April 22nd, marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness of its era, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and bringing environmental concerns front and center. We at SF Environment continue to advocate for environmental causes that enhance our lives not only in San Francisco but beyond. Get involved and make every day Earth Day!

gramma loved her daffodils. . .

remembering Gramma

remembering Gramma

I’m remembering Gramma Doris today. . . She loved her daffodils and she certainly would have loved these.



we love trees! celebrate them at the Contemporary Jewish Museum now through 28 may…

MUS•e•YUM could not have been more pleased to attend the opening-night celebration of the new exhibition, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) of San Francisco. The CJM always puts on extraordinary exhibitions (remember Gertrude Stein and Maurice Sendak of 2011?) and Do Not Destroy, which runs now through 28 May, is no exception. A blend of art and environmentalism, religion and whimsy, the exhibition is a celebration of the role trees play in our world, in our spirituality and specifically, in our imagination as evidenced in art. Moreover, experiencing Do Not Destroy challenges us to realize our own responsibility, both individual and collective, to protect the environment. Witnessing the beauty and fragility of the world around us makes us human, and protecting what we see makes us divinely hopeful.

Only some of the memorable pieces of art include:

  • A round circle of sand on the floor at the beginning of the exhibition, planted with hundreds of small metal plants. Walk the circle a full 360 degrees for the full impact of the piece, and be sure to view it from floor level, too. You’ll be glad you did.
  • A short film about students in Laos. Watch to the end as art students sketch a river from the decks of small boats, and leap into the water to swim to shore when they see a tree of special significance.
  • Watch a video rendition of the Tony Bennet song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon (’round the Old Oak Tree)” – the pairing with the multimedia piece to the right is hysterical!
  • Write a prayer on a small piece of paper and leave it inside a piece of wood, the collection of prayers already inside is profound and moving.

While photography is not permitted inside the exhibition, here are some memories from the opening night party that kicks it it off.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

The Food. SImple and gorgeous, I'm reminded by how beautiful vegetables are in their own right.
The Food. Simple and gorgeous, I’m reminded by how beautiful vegetables are in their own right.
Grand Lobby, Contemporary Jewish Museum

Grand Lobby, Contemporary Jewish Museum

enjoying the party the CJM

I invite you to go to the exhibition at the Museum, or explore it online, for more information and a first-hand view of the amazing art you’ll find there.

loving my hens and chicks.

hens and chicks, succulents in my garden

hens and chicks, succulents in my garden


hens and chicks = echeveria

hens and chicks = Echeveria elegans

succulents in the garden
succulents in the garden, “Mexican Snowball, Mexican Gem, Pearl Echeveria, White Mexican Rose”
Echeveria elegans


my event photography: Henry Wine Group, Tasting at Carneros Inn

The Henry Wine Group had a story to tell.

Celebrating great wine in a beautiful setting, the HWG brought together top wine makers for an event tasting at the gorgeous Carneros Inn. They asked me to photograph the event for them. This is the story of the makers, the consumers and above all, the wine.


my event photography: Henry Wine Group wine tasting at 25 Lusk

The Henry Wine Group had a story to tell.

In honor of great wines, the HWG brought together the best local wine makers for a tasting to end all others at the very swanky 25 Lusk, in San Francisco. They needed me to photograph the event. This is the story of the makers, the consumers and above all, the wine.

Partnered with fellow photographer Stéphane Houari to cover the event.


dessert landscapes series, sfogliatelle

sfogliatelle at Fiore Cafe, the Mission, San Francisco, CA

sfogliatelle at Fiore Cafe, the Mission, San Francisco, CA

Sfogliatelle at Fiore Cafe, the Mission, San Francisco, CA

Sfogliatelle at Fiore Cafe, the Mission, San Francisco, CA

This pastry is quite a sight to behold, and it is equally delicious. Filled with a sweet ricotta filling redolent of citrus, the dough is a perfectly-formed crescent of beautifully scalloped, thin, buttery, flaky, magnificent layers. I’d love to see how these are made. . .  incredible!

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