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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lingerie Football League Game In Los Angeles




I covered the Lingerie Football League game featuring the Los Angeles Temptation and the Seattle Mist at Sports Arena last night. The game was touted as "Professional football returns to L.A." . The level of play was much better than I expected, and quite entertaining too.
these and more photos available at Zuma Press

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Berms Are Back

Construction of the annual sand berms along Venice Beach has begun to protect against winter storm surges.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Palm Springs Dining

The lemon lavender pound cake with basil ice cream at Copley's on Palm Canyon, awesome!

Getting their lunch on at Cheeky's.
Photographing Cheeky's and Copley's on Palm Canyon, two Palm Springs restaurants was recently on my itinerary to illustrate a Tom Sietsema Postcard feature in The Washington Post. Cheeky's is a superb breafast/lunch place where you can bring your pooch, and Copley's on Palm Canyon is a delicious upscale dinnertime restaurant in what was once Cary Grant's desert getaway, headed by chef/owner Andrew Copley

Friday, November 20, 2009

BoTax Proposed For Cosmetic Procedures


Elective cosmetic procedures may be soon targeted by a "Bo-tax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul plans.
The plan calls for a 5 percent excise tax on elective cosmetic surgeries and procedures. The plan, projected to raise $6 billion, wouldn't apply to surgery to fix a deformity or injury, but would include procedures such as face lifts, liposuction, cosmetic implants or teeth-whitening. These images are from a recent photo shoot at Beverly Hills Body with Dr. Richard Ellenbogen on assignment for Bloomberg News.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Spiderman" Goes To The Slammer

On Wednesday, police arrested a man who regularly dresses up as Spiderman at the tourist location of Hollywood & Highland. Christopher Loomis, 39, allegedly got into a scuffle with somebody which led to his unrelated arrest on misdemeanor warrants for Metro fare evasion, according to officers at the Hollywood Station and the Los Angeles Times. I happened to photography him in September to illustrate a story on Marvel comics being sold, and Christopher was very accommodating and a cool guy.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zenyatta Wins The BC Classic


Zenyatta with Mike Smith at the reins did not disappoint the race fans in the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita. She beat the boys to the wire in the $5,000,000 finale.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Breeders Cup 2009 Day One






I am getting the opportunity to cover the Breeders Cup this year at Santa Anita for AFP. Here are some of the photos from day one. In the late 80's and early 90's I covered horse racing extensively, and it's really cool to get back out there! Special shout out to Mark R. for hooking me up on this cool gig!




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Waiting For The Train



Went searching in the Cajon Pass for Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains to illustrate a Bloomberg story on the announcement that Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to buy the railroad on Tuesday. Was a nice day all around out in a beautiful natural setting. Found out that photographing trains means lots of time spent waiting around, so I made the best of it and enjoyed the peacefulness of the area.