Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Support my Crowdfunding Campaign to photograph the Fans of the World Cup #WorldCupFans

I need your help and support to complete my life's work photographing and documenting the soccer (football) fans of the FIFA World Cup since 2002.

This summer I plan to complete my photo essay covering the fans of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and publish a photography book of my images from the past sixteen years.

To support my campaign click: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/one-world-one-love-the-fans-of-the-world-cup-sports/x/957798#/

Monday, April 23, 2018

100th anniversary Women's Dipsea Hike

 Hundreds of participants took part in a period costume contest and hike to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Women's Dipsea Hike, which took place on April 21, 1918.
 The race was the first ever cross-country race in the country for women and had to be called a "hike" because races for women were not allowed in the United States until the 1960's.
 The race attracted participants of all ages.
 The period costume contest before the hike had some impressive entries...

 ...and an authentic 1910 girls scout uniform.
 Barbara 'Bobbie' Van Meurs of Ross, who's mother Edith Hickman won the first Women's Dipsea kicked off the 100th anniversary Women's Dipsea Hike.

Mary Etta Blanchard, right, winner of the Dipsea race in 1973, took part with her mother, Mary Lucille Boitano. Boitano is in her 90's!

To read more about the race, please click on the Marin IJ article.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Love Photographing High School Playoff sports in Marin

 I love photographing high school sports. Especially playoff high school sports.
 I had the honor of covering several local teams for the Marin Independent-Journal in the past couple of weeks.
 The included the NCS District championship games in soccer...
 ...and basketball.
 It was great to photograph the highs...
 ...the competition...

 ...the atmosphere...

 ...the celebration...
...and the disappointment.  
To see more of the photos click these galleries on the Marin IJ website:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Carousel of Dreams in San Francisco

 It was an honor to be the photographer for the fundraiser the RARE Carousel of Dreams in San Francisco.
 The event, a fundraiser organized by the Festival of Children Foundation and Global Genes, was located at the Children's Creativity Museum Carousel. It raises awareness of rare diseases and the importance of working collaboratively to combat them.
 Two of Orange County’s most influential and philanthropic women, The event was put together by Nicole Boice, Founder and CEO of Global Genes, and Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Executive Director of Festival of Children Foundation.
 The event also observed World Rare Disease Day.

Monday, February 19, 2018

SF Nude Valentine's Day Parade & Cupid Undie Run

It was a busy weekend for nude rights in San Francisco.
 One was the Nude Valentine's Day Parade where people celebrated their right to walk the streets in San Francisco.

 It was a friendly event.
 And people showed their pride.
Read the SFGate article about the parade.
 On the other side of the city, people came to take part in the Cupid Undie's Run.
 It is a fundraiser for neurofibromatosis and participants got nearly naked to raise money.

 The fundraiser raised about 39 thousand dollars.
For more read the SFGate article.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Santo Nino Ceremony

Last year I photographed the Santo Nino ceremony of Pablo Julian Gervasio Reyes in a town in the Philippines.
The Santo Nino ceremony happens in January throughout Catholic Churches throughout the country. It is to honor the image of the Santo Nino, Jesus, as a child. The festivities center around an appointed child, known as the "Hermano Mayor" who lead the ceremony for the church. 
For Pablo, he was the Hermano for the church in his grandmother's hometown. He actually did not know many of the kids who attended the parish personally.
Before the ceremony, he handed out gifts to the other kids attending the ceremony

And lunches were handed out as well.
Afterwards, Pablo was dressed up for his part in the ceremony.

A marching band led him to the church.

Where he walked down the center row... 
...and was seated in front of the altar.

Many people brought their statues of the Santo Nino to the ceremony.
And the kids took up most of the pews.
After saying his anointed words...
...the pastor blessed all the Santo Nino statues with holy water.
After the mass was a parade through the town.

Apparently, the parade used to take hours, but it was decided to be made shorter.
For the kid's sake.
It was also led by the marching band.
And featured many Santo Nino statues.

Santo Nino of Pablo Julian Gervasio Reyes
After the parade, the Hermano Mayor handed off the responsibility to the next child who will take the position next year.