Cosmic 2014

My band Güero got a chance to play at the Cosmic Family Gathering this year. I didn’t shoot much but I did get some awesome shots of my friend Christian and his new guitar. Christian hand crafts some spectacular instruments. Check out the Christian Allen luthiery website to see more of his work.
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Christian saw a bag of trash floating along in the icy river while I was photographing his guitar. Being the Sage he is, he took the chilly plunge and fished it out.  Check out the reflections in this photo.. pretty cosmic if you ask me.
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The next generation of Cosmic Family was running all around this year, including Jason and Sandy’s little Cosmic Prince Lucas.
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Russell Volksen; bassist for Güero, sports fanatic, lover of farm animals, and all around super good guy.
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Perfect late night session with Adrian Bellue.
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Even baby Bijou made the trip up to see dad play some music and get weird.
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Stinson Beach

Every 4th of July my family heads to Stinson Beach to take over a quiet little hotel called the Sandpiper. My partner Brea has roots in Stinson and her entire family makes the annual pilgrimage to this little hidden town on the coast. It’s a nice place to escape on the 4th, there are no fireworks or big town parties, just a casual good time. Oh yea and the big tug-o-war between the neighboring town of Bolinas. The tug-o-war happens on the morning of the fourth and the two towns pull over a 50ft wide inlet of water. We had a blast and baby Bijou was the cutest and happiest baby the whole time.
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My good friend and fellow photographer Amber Brown gave us this adorable coat and bonnet combo. It was handmade by one of her freinds, we got a million compliments, thanks Amber!IMG_6332

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The Stinson boys won the tug this year, it was a heavy battle but they held out.  The girls didn’t fare quite as well, next year we have to recruit some larger ladies.IMG_6430

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She’s really getting comfortable with the camera.. what a show off!
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México, primera parte

I have been putting off sharing my photos of Mexico because it’s simply impossible to describe the feelings I experienced on this trip of a lifetime. It has been a powerful and emotional year for me both personally and professionally. These are some photos from the wedding of my best friend and business partner Lindsay Calmettes. Together, Lindsay and I have made it 6 years with an unconventional business called beatnik studios in Sacramento. Her wedding was in Nayarit, Mexico, in a small town called Sayulita. The location was such a dream and the wedding was picture perfect. I was in the wedding party so I didn’t get any of the traditional wedding shots.. Lucky that Jonathan Canlas was on the scene with a couple hundred rolls of film. You can see his blog post from the wedding here.

There’s lots more photos and video of the trip in the can so stay tuned for lots more Mexico fun!
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