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Calendar 2017 and special offer on prints starting at $49.

» Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in business, Featured, sale, San Francisco | 0 comments

Calendar 2017 and special offer on prints starting at $49.

Happy holidays! Wait! What? Happy holidays? It’s not even Halloween yet! Yes but why wait! So for a couple of weeks you can get some of my print at an incredible discount and you can get also my new calendar. The starting price on some prints is $49. Calendar Last year, I printed a calendar for the first year and it was a success, so I’m doing another one this year. Like last year, I have featured my favorite images of San Francisco: some of them you have already seen either on this blog, some of them are completely new. Here is...

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Treasure Lands book by QT Luong

» Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Treasure Lands book by QT Luong

My longtime friend QT Luong has finally released his photo book about the US National Parks. QT and I have known each other for more than 20 years and I consider him one of the smartest people I know. A couple days ago, we met for lunch and he gave me a early copy of his book. My first impression was that’s a very heavy book, it’s massive, it weights 7 lbs! But then I opened it and immediately I felt drawn into it image after image, park after park, description after description. I could not stop myself to read on and virtually...

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Search any of my images by keywords

» Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in business, Featured, studio | 0 comments

Search any of my images by keywords

For many years, I have always wanted to have a way to let anyone search all my images. Yet none of the solutions I could find was user-friendly or useful. No one wants to see a gallery with 10000 images. Some photographers are using location-based hierarchy, so you need to know what you are looking for in order to find it. For example, if you want an image of El Capitan, you need to know it’s in Yosemite National Park in California in the US. I have always found this way too restrictive. A better system is the one Getty Images uses,...

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San Francisco Carnival 2016

» Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Featured, San Francisco | 0 comments

San Francisco Carnival 2016

The Carnival in San Francisco was this weekend. I was following a salsa group called Rueda con Ritmo. Rueda is a type of cuban-style salsa dancing, where all the dancers dance as group and switch partners. We showed up early to photograph the preparation and the make-up of the dancers. The parade is always on the last Sunday of May. This year the weather was extremely pleasant and we all know it can be cold in May in San Francisco. The group had invited a professional cuban dance group, the All Stars, from Santiago de Cuba to parade with...

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Solar Impulse 2- Takeoff from Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA

» Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Solar Impulse 2- Takeoff from Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA

In case you never have heard of the fully electric, solar-powered plane called Solar Impulse 2, let me summarize what this post is about. Two pioneers Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard have decided to build and fly all around the world a plane that does not use fuel to fly. It’s a plane powered by the sun (and batteries) that can fly indefinitely. To prove it the pair of pilots and the large team of Solar Impulse are flying the plane across the world. They have started in Abu Dhabi last year and have crossed the Pacific and landed...

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Making the best of a El Nino storm in San Francisco

» Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Featured, photo spot, Portfolio, Portraits, San Francisco | 0 comments

Making the best of a El Nino storm in San Francisco

This year was supposed to be a rainy year here in San Francisco, so I was planning a raining shoot. I was looking for a rainy, grey-ish day where my model was wearing the only color in the image. It was raining quite hard on Sunday, we found the streets of San Francisco quite empty. You too can get your own photoshoot session! Contact me. If you want to receive these posts by email, you can subscribe to my mailing list. All the images presented here are available for licensing or as fine art...

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Full Moon over Pigeon Lighthouse

» Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Featured | 0 comments

Full Moon over Pigeon Lighthouse

The full moon this month was setting right behind Pigeon Lighthouse near Davenport, CA. Usually when the full moon sets over this area, a strong marine layer of fog occludes the moon. Winter is when you get your best chance of clear weather and Sunday morning we were very lucky. There was fog but at a higher altitude, so when the moon went under the fog layer it was perfect.

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2015 in images

» Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Ethiopia, Featured, France, Istanbul, Japan, Nice, Portfolio, San Francisco, volcano | 0 comments

2015 in images

Last year was not my most productive year as a photographer. I still took over 20000 images but it’s half what I did in 2014. And it’s not because I have not traveled abroad (I went to Ethiopia, Japan, France and Turkey) but I did not go out locally as much as I usually do. My day job kept me busy and I did not have much spare time. Even this blog is suffering from my lack of free time. Finally at the end of February, I was able to compile my best images for 2015. Better late than never is one my motto in life. Interestingly...

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Postcard from Istanbul

» Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Featured, Istanbul, postcard | 0 comments

Postcard from Istanbul

On my way to Europe, the cheapest flight was transiting thru Istanbul. Yes, I know it’s a 2-hour slight detour when your final destination is Nice, France. But Turkish Airlines had great price and a free 7-day layover. I have always dreamed of Istanbul, the first European city (or the first Asian city depending on how you look at it). It’s the cradle of the European civilization, it used to be a Christian city and now it’s a Muslim one. We could only stay four days, so we picked an AirBnb in Sultanahmet’s...

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The 2016 Calendar is here!

» Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in business, Featured, sale | 0 comments

The 2016 Calendar is here!

This year, for the first time, I made a calendar. This is a 2016 calendar featuring San Francisco. The local printing company I have been using for years, started offering the option to print calendars. At first, I was not convinced of the value of those calendars, but a friend of mine was asking me if I could sell him a print in the $30 range. I did not have a good answer, even the smallest of my prints is more than $30. It made me think of what I could propose at the price point of $30. This calendar is a solution, it’s...

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