The “In-Between”

This strange, somewhat obnoxious period of time has found its way into much of my life. I've moved a lot in the past fifteen years, all starting when I joined the military back in 1999. In 2008, just after I had separated, it still did not stop. When I tell people I'm moving, their response usually starts with " ...again?". And with any big life-change, such as moving to another state, therein exists the "in-between" ...
By |April 3rd, 2014|1 Comment|

Fire on the Mountain

During my recent trip to Thailand, co-leading a workshop with The Giving Lens, we had the good fortune of having one of our guides also know a thing or two about photography! So, for sunset, he drove us to a beautiful spot with a great view...
By |March 29th, 2014|0 Comments|

No Place Like Home

A little over a year ago, Brian and I moved to the Silicon Valley after Brian got a new job at Google. It was a big change for us, we didn't want to leave Portland (and because of that we almost didn't even consider the job offer), but we made the decision to give it a try. And if we changed our minds then we could always move back, right? Well, that time has come...
By |March 28th, 2014|17 Comments|

Home for the Holidays

This weekend, and most of next week, I’m spending some quality time in Portland, Oregon. I lived here less than a year before moving to California, but out of all of […]

By |November 29th, 2013|2 Comments|

Meet Kodak

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO 3200
A few months ago Brian and I decided it was finally time to find a dog. We’d […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|4 Comments|

Russ, You Will Be Missed

Russ Lyman, 1967-2013
This weekend I found out that Russ, one of my good friends in Salt Lake City, UT, passed away. My journey as a photographer has brought so many people […]

By |January 14th, 2013|0 Comments|

My Happy Place

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 51 sec at f/11, ISO 100
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This past weekend marked me and Brian’s second full week of owning […]

By |December 17th, 2012|1 Comment|

Farewell, Seattle

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 40mm lens, 1/180 sec at f/11, ISO 1250.
If you know me well you may also know that I’m very sentimental. I pause when I smell something […]

By |December 6th, 2012|9 Comments|

The Heart Land

Canon 5DMkIII, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens, HDR (3-images blended together), ISO 100
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I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and lived there until I turned 18 […]

By |July 12th, 2012|83 Comments|

Gone Fishin’

I was a little bummed when I realized I would be out of town and on the first day of my trip visiting family, and would miss the +The Google + […]

Meeting an American Icon: Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz at The Elliot Bay Book Company | Photo by Jacob Lucas
Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Annie Leibovitz at a local book signing in Seattle. She gave a […]

By |December 13th, 2011|6 Comments|

Light is Short

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 50mm f/1.4, 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 800 (both images)
This is the view from the window of my condo. I have an entire wall that is […]

By |September 21st, 2011|7 Comments|