The F.McLintock Men & their Posse

I went up north to SLO to attend a university award ceremony for my sister.  It was held in this famous restaurant called F.Mclintocks in Pismo Beach.  Right when you walk into this place you are totally floored and overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” on the walls.  Which mainly consists of dead animal hides, heads, and horns hanging there looking humble, modest, and eerily happy.  As if the taxidermist put the effort in to add a faint grin of satisfaction to each animal.  Just looking at the the moose and his subtle smirk made me feel less doleful.

Here are the men that started it all, lookin snazzy and dapper. Oddly, they’ve got that same smirk of satisfaction on their face….

The Archive: Rooney Mara


Digging in the archive I decided to re work some shots of Rooney that have never seen the light of day.  These were from our shoot Nov. 2, 2009 at Smashbox Studios.  Nearly 2 years ago exactly.  She’s on the cover of Vogue this month.  Way to take over the world Rooney!

My name is Greg, meet my doppelganger…

Another Hassy shoot for the HassyLA blog , meet Greg and his dog Sage.  I met Greg on a previous shoot.  He is as you can see a really interesting guy, with definitely a very interesting look.  I’ve been wanting to do another portrait of him  for some time and while chatting on the phone one thing lead to another and animal portraits filtered into our conversation.  Greg mentions casually that his dog Sage has a similar condition to himself called Heterochromia, basically having two different colored eyes.  Huh?! What?! How?! Rad!… were some of my immediate responses.  Did he go on a country wide hunt for his doppelganger in canine form??  Turns out his fiance rescued Sage from a Husky shelter and this story of mysterious coincidence fell into place.