Disappointed

I’m down in San Diego visiting some relatives and I’ve been doing weekly hikes with an old friend. We hike in a box canyon in what seems like the only place that hasn’t been turned into a housing tract or a strip mall…

disappointed

Fuji X100T

When we got out to a certain spot, I recalled that I had explored here as a kid some time in the early 1980s and that I recognized this old car. Of course now there are a lot of houses on the hilltops that weren’t there then. As a matter of fact, this car was in a pretty remote area that you had to hike quite some ways to get to—well, that’s at least the way I remember it.

I guess this photo sums up the way I feel about the fact that San Diego is developing into a small Los Angeles with its perverse dedication to the automobile.

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From the Archive: Mickey and the Misfits

Mickey and the Misfits

Mickey and the Misfits—Bangkok, 2013

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Good Time Girls Documentary Premiere

I worked on the Good Time Girls documentary and am glad to announce it is being premiered at the Pickford Film Center Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30pm.

Good Time Girls Film

Jon Filming Sarah

I also worked on a promotional music video for the same film. Take a look:

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Through The Infirmary #47

From my upcoming Through The Infirmary documentary project.

Photo Through The Infirmary #47

Hospital Reception Area. Xamtia, Laos

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Unexploded Ordnance Survivor Video

Last year I created a video for World Education (WE) in Laos. It’s a short documentary fundraiser for the War Victims Medical Fund (WVMF)When I was approached with the idea by one of the team members from WE’s Victims’ Assistance Support Team (VAST), I knew I had to do it—although, it wasn’t an easy video to make. I feel very strongly about the people still being affected by United States’ Vietnam-era munitions, and at times was overcome by the pointlessness of the violence happening to them.

If you cannot see the video above, click here.

My only disappointment about the project was that I didn’t get to travel to Teuy’s remote village when VAST did a checkup trip. When the team gathered in Teuy’s home, as is usual, many of the neighbors came by to see what was going on. When they saw him opening bottles of water and bags of chips, they were amazed. When they commented on it, Teuy said “And I can do a lot more!”

That would have made an amazing end to the video, but knowing it happened was enough.

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