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My new gig

Fri, 18 Jun 2010 04:25:25 +0000

As most of you know, I’ve been working with several companies over the past few years helping them with their marketing, communications, business development, and so on. I enjoyed the freedom that came with freelancing – but over the past year was becoming increasingly itchy for a change. I had debated starting another venture, but … Continue reading My new gig

Zantovsky on History

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:45:16 +0000

“Based on the known record, history is more likely a complex process in which each event is to a larger, smaller, or infinitesimal extent the result of everything that has happened before combined with a healthy dose of randomness. As such, it carries forward and perpetuates, at least for a time, not only human growth … Continue reading Zantovsky on History

Photography Site

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 00:12:13 +0000

This place is (unfortunately) being neglected. You’ll find a few articles over on my photography site, which I’m slowly working on beefing up (from a Flash portfolio to a richer, more powerful WordPress site) to make it more worthy of belonging to an actual Los Angeles fashion photographer. Hoping to pretty it up – and work out … Continue reading Photography Site

Open Source Arson Investigation

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 01:07:24 +0000

A photographer releases two high-resolution images he took of the Station Fire ignition point and tells his story of interaction with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Honey, I’m Home!

Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:14:09 +0000

I’m thrilled to be back in Amsterdam – one of my favorite cities – (check the Amsterdam archives to hear me fawn over her in ’06 like a lovesick schoolboy).  A couple days here on my own (doing a little work, actually) prior to D‘s arrival as she wraps up her African safari.  The plan … Continue reading Honey, I’m Home!

Ink Time

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 04:23:03 +0000

The Hollywood sign shot has been everywhere.  It’s been really exciting.  Thank you to all of you who saw it in your papers (Fargo! Tulsa! Edmonton! DC! London! Holy Moly!) and wrote to me.  I feel really lucky this past week. I was at the newsstand today to check the fresh Newsweek, because they finally … Continue reading Ink Time

California Wildfire Photos

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 04:08:53 +0000

I spent much of the afternoon and evening yesterday up in Angeles National Forest photographing the fires and general devastation up there.  You can see some of the photos in my Station Fire photo album.  The Associated Press has licensed a couple of them – and I’m pretty psyched about that.  Let me know if … Continue reading California Wildfire Photos

Task Force Raids LA Marijuana Dispensaries, Shoots Dog

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 02:54:40 +0000

“As perplexing as the current legal environment is for medical marijuana patients, one thing is quite clear: despite administration statements, little has changed with regard to federal enforcement of marijuana laws, even in states where it has been decriminalized.” [From my latest Huffington Post piece: Task Force Raids LA Marijuana Dispensaries, Shoots Dog.]

Gauging TechCrunch’s Moral Fiber In One Sentence

Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:48:47 +0000

The study of microexpressions has long been fascinating to me.  If you’re really paying attention, you can learn a great deal about a person in fleeting, unguarded moments.  I think this is true about language as well.  In written and spoken conversation, passing remarks – let’s call them “microprose” – can often give a far … Continue reading Gauging TechCrunch’s Moral Fiber In One Sentence

Universal Medical Marijuana Recommendation

Thu, 04 Jun 2009 02:19:38 +0000

I am going to a fundraiser for the Marijuana Policy Project tomorrow night at the Playboy Mansion.  It should be interesting.  In thinking tonight about the more serious issues surrounding marijuana prohibition, it occurred to me that there’s one rather proactive medical recommendation that (I assume) anyone ought to qualify for.  Here’s my attempt at … Continue reading Universal Medical Marijuana Recommendation