Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cal Football vs. Grambling State

 The UC Berkeley Cal football team opened up its season with a match against Grambling State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
 Grambling State was not much of a challenge against a solid Cal team.
 The defense played well...
 ...and the offense tore up the Grambling defense.

 But at halftime was the show everyone was waiting for...
 They were amazing and it was fun watching them preform...
 ...and they ending with a salute to Cali.
 But all in all a good start for Cal's season.
Let's see if their offense can keep running!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Exploring Chinese Cusine in San Francisco for Food Republic

One of my favorite assignments from the past few months has been this shoot about important Chinese Restaurants in San Francisco. 
 It lead me on a culinary tour of San Francisco's Chinese restaurants...
 from the heart of Chinatown.... (pictured Eastern Bakery)...
 to the Richmond District and its amazing Dim Sum restaurants (like Hong Kong Lounge).
I photographed popular favorites like House of Nanking....
 and its amazing selection of food...
 ...and ambiance.
But the best discovery was to see how much people enjoy food and see how it brings people together; especially at Old Mandarin in the Sunset District.  If you have a chance check out the story!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Instagraming #Caltopia2015

 Sunday was move-in day for the undergraduates at UC Berkeley and along with all the change and excitement that the day brings there was also a chance to learn more about their school, community and grab a bunch of free swag at Caltopia 2015.
 It was fun for me because besides shooting it for Cal, I also was instagraming the event and posting photos online with the hash tag #caltopia2015.
 These are some of my favorite images from the event...
 Please enjoy!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Women's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan

Now, that was an incredible Women's World Cup Final!! (Well at least if you are a USA fan).  
I traveled to Vancouver to take in the final match of the Women's World Cup. It was a classic rematch of the 2011 finals: Japan vs. USA.  The USA was looking to avenge their penalty kick loss that year and fans of both teams mixed it up in good nature before the game.
American fans of all sizes and shapes made it to BC Place in Vancouver to watch the final...
 ...and be completely decked out to support their team.
 And before you really felt the game had started, USA scored a goal sending the fans into ecstasy.
 Then they scored another...and another...and...
 ANOTHER!  4-0 after 16 minutes.  The fans were in disbelief about what they were seeing.

But after waiting 16 years for a trophy the USA Team was ready to celebrate its victory.
And for USWNT star Abby Wambach who is expected to retire from the team, it was a chance to say goodbye to all her adoring fans.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Golden State Warriors Fans Celebrate NBA Championship in Oakland

After 40 long years, Warriors fans were able to celebrate an NBA Championship.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Warriors fans were ready to celebrate their dream season.

The fans filled the streets of downtown Oakland...
and the champagne flowed freely.
One fan even climbed a street light to hang a warriors shirt over a street sign.  It was crazy.
Lots of people thought the celebrations in Oakland would turn violent...
...but they don't know Oakland.  This was a time to celebrate the first victory by a team from the Town since 1989.
It was dancing in the streets.

Kids showing off their dribbling skills...
...and fireworks being set off.

Well done Warriors and well done Oakland.
Now how about that parade on Friday??  THAT will be one heck of a party!