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Philadelphia Pacifica Skyline

May 26th, 2019

2400 Chestnut pano3cropped
Circa 2007 in Philadelphia, PA. Back when digital photography was still becoming popular and panoramas weren’t as easy as a rotating your phone. This is a combination of HDR (blending 3 photos with 3 different exposures taken from the same position) and panaroma (stitching together photos from 10 different positions) for a total of 30 images combined into one image. From setting up a tripod, pressing the shutter on my DSLR, stitching the images together using Autopano Pro software and tuning the HDR it was about 8 hours worth of work. An oldie but still one of my more favorite panoramas I’ve taken and symbolizing a previous chapter in my life. Thanks friends and city of Philadelphia for all the adventures and life lessons. Some of you I take with me on my journey, parts of you I sadly must leave behind.

To a new chapter in Pacifica, CA. My new skyline going forward. This image took about 5 seconds to make with a single click and sweeping across the landscape with my phone.
Pacifica Skyline

Robot sketches

September 13th, 2016

Ink and copic marker.

Landscape sketches

September 13th, 2016

Ink and copic marker.

Random Walkers

May 30th, 2016


May 8th, 2016

Experimenting with the Perlin noise() function in Processing. Play here.


April 5th, 2016

I wrote a little interactive web app that allows me to generate this piece of patterns and colors. You can try it out for yourself here.


April 18th, 2011

Michael Park introduced me to the zen of moped maintenance and helped me fix up this two stroke engine from the 1970s.

Elegance = Power / Complexity

Curly Hair

April 3rd, 2011

I asked Noreen if we could push the envelope of what’s possible with hair. Falon wanted big and curly.

Above: Falon

Hair: Noreen Fox
Make up: Carinn Kanaki

Rectangular to Polar

April 2nd, 2011

Take your panorama, convert from rectangular to polar coordinates, and you got yourself a little sphere world.

Above: Philadelphia Museum of Art


October 15th, 2010

I photographed the FEASTival, as part of the live arts Fringe festival this year. It invites the big shots of Philadelphia’s restaurant scene to set up tables. I got to meet Stephen Starr, Jose Garces, Michael Solomonov etc. Mayor Nutter and Ed Rendell were also present for me to snap some shots of. Besides all these famous people and delicious food though, what I enjoyed was the performers on the ceiling hanging on wires dancing above the crowd.


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