Thursday, April 30, 2009

my shack on the mountain

i feel very much at home in this simple concrete square. a dirt path cuts through cacti, down two terraces and leads to the noisy, wooden doors. a grey cat, Oliver, sometimes makes an appearance. we are slowly become friends. shoes rest on bamboo mat. a lizard freezes on the white wall, stalking some unseen spider. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

paintings by nathanial hone

these paintings i stumbled upon while roaming a gallery in downtown dublin a little over a month ago. the prominent horizon line is something i've noticed reoccurring in my work lately, and i think i might have been drawn to these paintings for that reason. i love the simplicity to these works, especially the first and last pieces. the formalism, geometry. the separation between the boats and that majestic cloud.. the artist's intention to step way back and let the scene breathe. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


checking out the banana plantations on the way down to the beach. hiked down and then back up the next day.. 700 meter drop then climb. this island is blanketed in these white, rectangular nets that protect the bananas. 

the beach

i couldn't help but to think of dali, standing behind these rocks 

Monday, April 13, 2009


helped out during a riding lesson today 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Semana Santa, Santa Cruz de La Palma

Caught one day of processions Friday for Holy Week here in La Palma. Stepped off the bus in Santa Cruz and followed the music straight to the first procession. Shooting was cut short though to only one day because they do not have processions on Saturday and Sunday in that city. 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

new number

I will be in Santa Cruz de La Palma over the weekend photographing Semana Santa. My local Spanish number is 605325846. Use this number to contact me for assignment or to just catch up. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stars rising

as night settles in over the mountain.
Warm light from below peaks in and smiles
to the hedges and cacti, a world onto themselves. 
Mysterious. Fantastic. Looming.