The Baker

I had the pleasure of working with Amusement Park Brands and Signature Kitchen Suite on their ongoing series of webisodes…

fingerboard fun

My 9 year old son Merrik acted in a commercial for his dad this week. Well at least his fingers did. He was on a studio set to make a commercial for CHOC Children’s Hospitals for about 3 hours at Thunder Studios. During that time he worked with Molly Schiot, enigmatic live action and animation artist, to get his part down just right. Molly was patient and helpful. I could tell her visual process was alive inside her mind the entire time-she was tuned into every aspect of the controlled chaos on the busy set. Merrik was fascinated with the entire operation: from his …

.the quiet eye

  I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not get overwhelmed. I have discovered that I work better at a slower pace, …

CHOC the future’s bright ad campaign

  It’s always an honor to work with CHOC Children’s Hospital and this year was the most inspirational project I’ve worked on with them. They selected 4 children age 1-16 who wrote about what they hope for their future and why. From a parent’s perspective for their one year old …

st joseph health advertising campaign

 One of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the gorgeous light in the Napa Valley   Carrie standing in for me for a test shot Carrie working her magic on one of the doctors in Napa My client multi-tasking: putting out fires on her phone back at the office while …

is our little model

Last week I shot an image of Merrik for a comp for one of Jim’s campaigns that he has been working on for CHOC. He is so proud to be contributing to such an important hospital here in Southern California. I couldn’t find a shot of Merrik that he outlined …

an ad comp

We were all home sick today. Me with the worst of it. Or maybe just with the worst attitude about it. Being home with the kids is usually a nightmare. The house is a disaster because it’s one project after another to keep them entertained. Today I started the morning …