About My Blog

December 3rd, 2009  |   Comments Off on About My Blog

Here you can find work in progress, Holga photos, travel photos, snaps from around town and, occasionally, ones from the file boxes that have never found a spot to call home. The nice thing about a blog is that I can show you new work in a less formal fashion than on my web page. I post on a regular basis, so check back. You can follow me on Instagram @ jonnycakes7

Two Trees

May 26th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Two Trees

Solo Palm Tree, 29 Palms, CA.
Joshua Tree and Mailboxes, Joshua Tree, CA.
Both photos made with a plastic camera and B&W film.

Abandoned Masks 61, 62 & 63

May 24th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Abandoned Masks 61, 62 & 63

Mask in the wind, Manzanar, CA.
Mask left on a bench at the Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, NV.
Mask in the gutter after rain, San Juan Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
COVID cases are going up again. It’s a good idea to wear a mask in
indoor public spaces!

Last Light

May 22nd, 2022  |   Comments Off on Last Light

Yesterday evening on Clement Street, San Francisco. Light, shadow 
and the reflection caught my eye. I was  a little early with the shutter.
If I had waited a split second longer the hot spot behind the rider 
would have been covered and the bike shadow on the tile wall would
have been more prominent. It’s a fast moving world!

Trio of Palms

May 19th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Trio of Palms

This trio of palm tree photos is from Salton City, another community on the Salton Sea. 

Like Desert Shores, Salton City started as a resort community. It fell on hard times
but has been rejuvenated in the past 20 years.
This area along the former water front still has an apocalyptic look. 

Morning Scene

May 17th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Morning Scene

I was out early this morning hoping to surf a fresh south swell. The waves didn’t
materialize but the scene out on the Capitola Wharf was pretty nice.
Quiet and funky!

Sunburst Circle

May 15th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Sunburst Circle

Sunset from the front yard of our Airbnb, Joshua Tree, CA.

Street Scene

May 13th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Street Scene

“Pro lift hypocrite, you don’t even give a shit!”
Yesterday afternoon, Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz High School students exercising
their first amendment rights. Young people and poor people will suffer the most
from the religious tyranny being imposed on the country.

Desert Shores

May 11th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Desert Shores

Desert Shores is a community on the Salton Sea. It started as a resort in the 1950’s.
It was hit by tropical storms in 1976 and 1977 flooding the town. Since then it has fallen
on hard times. Increased salinity and receding water have created concern about
asthma and other health issues for residents. Fortunately, after years of neglect, there 
are restoration efforts underway.

Cooper Turns 30

May 9th, 2022  |   Comments Off on Cooper Turns 30

Just back from Seattle where we celebrated Cooper’s 30th birthday! Here he 
is contemplating life after 30.

View From Ryan Mountain

May 1st, 2022  |   Comments Off on View From Ryan Mountain

The Ryan Mountain Trail in Joshua Tree National Park is a short but steep climb. 
The view from the top is one of the best in the park!