Archive for July, 2009

July 23, 2009

The Waiting Room

Pamela – What are you going to be when you grow up?

Ben – A Weirdo Doctor

July 23, 2009

The Facts of Life Talk

Facts of LifeFacts of Life 3

July 21, 2009


Got up at 3 in the morning to shoot the sunrise and CJ’s football practice. It was good to be up early when it’s not hot yet and the sunset was mind expanding.

I don’t see them enough, especially since I don’t stay up so late any more and to get up so early is something you need a reason for.

Filmed until 3pm, got back home, ate pasta and went to bed at 6. I just woke up 12 hours later. Missed the sunset

I had long form dreams.

Yesterday I noticed something weird. When I film early in the morning my mind starts to think in lenses focal length.

It’s kind of disturbing. I’ll try to drive or park and I hear my thoughts going – I can’t park here I have the long lens on. I should change to the 28mm so I can back up first.

What on earth is that.

Then when I get on the road it will go on for a few hours. If there’s a bridge I’ll hear my mind saying. That’s a narrow bridge I should change to the wide lens so It’s easier to be steady.


July 21, 2009

Matthias Koenigswieser and Ben Parrish

DSCN1111Matthias was here for a week.

It was so lovely.

We watched a lot of the footage and he shot some beautiful stuff on 4th of July.  I love the early stuff I shot by my self but then at a certain point I started to shoot with one camera as if I have two.

I need to commit more to master shots before I jump to get all the little moments I want to capture.

Now I’m on my own again.  A lot easier to sweat with no one around and get lost in my Salton thoughts.


July 20, 2009

Horror Porn

So since the heat is a ON (115 – 120F) and the place I’m renting is in Indio, I’m about an hour drive from an AC or a shower.

At first it was fine because I would just come and shoot magic hour or spend a few hours at the Parrishes when I needed shelter.

Now it’s getting too crazy. Some times the equipment starts melting if I leave it in the car for too long and I’m spending the whole day here and not just a few hours.

I also need to record clean sound so I decided to rent the only available room in Bombay Beach. It’s a B&B

Upon renting it the lovely lady informed me that funny enough, they just shot a film there. I’ll be following a tradition.

A horror… mumble .

A Horror film? I ask

A Horror porn. “You know… A Horror porn… A lot of fake blood all over the room. A lot of cleaning to do when they left”

Needless to say I will not be spending the night but it’s lovely to have this corner.

Here is my equipment. This includes lights and sound mind you.

I wish I could pack so little when I go on vacation. One day. When I’m old and less vein


July 20, 2009

Today was hot

I’ve never done a triathlon and can hardly run 2 miles so I think this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done physically.

I’m actually enjoying it. The hardest part is the heat but since I’m alone I feel comfortable sweating in ways I didn’t know possible.

I think I was sweating from my eyes today.

I drink water and gatorade constantly. I get very dizzy if I don’t drink a whole bottle after 15 minutes in the sun. It’s 120 F

The heat breaks around 7 or 8 in the evening and then comes the Royal Salton Sea Sunset.

Set 3Set 2Set 4Set

July 14, 2009


More CJCJ Brushing

July 14, 2009


CJ Fishing

July 14, 2009

4th of July in Kalipat is all the rage



July 14, 2009


Had my birthday here at the Salton Sea.

Got stuck with no gas on the way back to Indio but the full moon’s reflection on the water was painfully beautiful

I guess Triple A is my new love and for one night 7$ worth of gas were better than a dozen of roses