Landscape

While traveling to local farms, my interest in landscape photography has been renewed.

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The Slow Coast, between Santa Cruz and Pescadero is a magical ride.

John de Garmo Memorial Photography Show

December 6th, I staged a photography show for my father who was and avid and talented photographer.  He passed away on February of this year and I wanted to document some of his talent.

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The photographs of my mother were striking.

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Family photos were everywhere.  My father made collages of many of the photos.  This collage hung in our den and I can remember looking at it for hours.

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Images of my childhood dominated the show.  My father took "snapshots" that looked like portraits.  He inspired me to concentrate on portraiture.

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Cars were a big part of life.  My Dad loved sports cars and passed that love onto my brother, Matthew de Garmo www.degarmoltd.com

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And the travel photos ...

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Thanks, Dad, for all the great memories.  I'm so happy to have these photos.

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Shooting Yogis

I began to shoot yogis in about 2006, when my teacher, Phil Lynch asked me to take some photos of him.  It was a memorable day. We spent it at my home in Ben Lomond, in the Redwoods.  We shot everywhere.  In the living room, with a paper backdrop ... Outside, with the redwoods a backdrop, Phil sitting on a stump, and other spots.  He must have gone into yoga positions for a continuous ten hours.  I vaguely remember having some food ... humus, maybe, and some carrots.  There was something about shooting Phil's beautiful body forming fabulous yogi shapes and the calm that came with the shapes. I was inspired. 

Here is one of my "Phil" photos, taken on my deck in the Redwood Forest   ... 

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After that day of shooting, I began to talk to other yogis and they, too, were interested in some photos.  At Village yoga, I set up my backdrop on a yearly basis for a few years and that turned into a Ten Year Anniversary Book.  

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This past few weeks I've been working on updating the website for Village Yoga.  A steady stream of yogis have graced my studio ... 

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Thursdays at Harley Farms

Every Thursday, I drive up the coast to Pescadero to work at Harley Farms Goat Dairy.  I have been friends with the owner, Dee Harley, for many years and was formerly the chef for dinners and luncheons.  Now, we are working on a book and I am shooting between helping in the shop and picking up bread.  

This is Oscar. He likes to come into the shop and have the customers pet him, but I have to put him out.  The health department doesn't appreciate animals around food!

 

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Later in the afternoon I took this shot of the new barn and used an iphone app to get this painterly look. 

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The sun had set as I drove home.  I didn't have my tripod with me to capture these incredible colors, so I shot it high speed.