I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

The Lipstick Tree

When I was a kid, my brother and I used to call this the lipstick tree. As we waited for my mom to work out at the gym, there was one of these outside and we could spent a good hour picking one or two of the red, bristly blossoms and slowly dissecting it. My favorite were always the unbloomed buds because they provided more material for slowly picking apart.

At the time, we thought we were bored. Little did I know that even to this day, when I saw one of these trees that was all I would be able to think about. A lazy early evening with the lipstick tree.