May 12, 2020

Last weekend I spent an afternoon down at Red Ledges, Utah, making some great images of silk aerialists Cory Hansen and Tabitha Freeman. It’s part of a larger project I’ve been working on for several years—under the working title of "Defy Gravity"—to produce pictures o...

April 2, 2019

A line forms for one of three different ferris-wheels at the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival.

While date palms aren't native to Riverside, they became a major crop after farmers transplanted trees from Algeria, becoming so popular that date farmers represented R...

November 15, 2018

Full disclosure: I’ve been a Castlevania fan since 1993 when I was Simon Belmont killing fish-men in the first Castlevania for the Nintendo.

That note aside, the Castlevania animated series debuted last year to generally high praise, defying a decades long trend of vide...

September 27, 2016

Real estate agents, circus performers, teachers, and software engineers — while the groups might not have much in common in their day-to-day lives, every other Wednesday they gather at Gasworks Park for a pyrotechnic celebration of light, music and dance.

Fire danc...

September 30, 2011

Gary Manos’ palette is steel. His knife is a plasma cutter. He details with an angle grinder and paints with a MAP torch.

“I’m not going to go into some deep religious thing,” the soft spoken 46-year-old says, “but I really feel like this is what I was put here to do. I...

August 26, 2011

Tourists and local residents cram the courtyard of Cafe Mundo, sitting on chairs, on the ground, or even in the bay trees in the middle of the patio. They all have turned out to see the Teatro Mundo presentation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by...

September 15, 2010

It’s 3 a.m. Sunday morning when the Santa Clara Vanguard busses carrying musicians, instructors, and staff pull into the parking lot of Rome Free Academy in New York. The lights come on and groggy performers stretch their arms and backs after an eight-hour bus ride.​​

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