3+ years ago I downloaded Instagram on a lark while waiting for my son to finish his Krav Maga class. My early pics kind of sucked, but they slowly got better.  And I started to see the world more purposefully. 

It started as a way to kick start my notoriously shaky memory. I’ve always remembered visually. And now I reference pictures constantly, to tell a story, remember a name, sometimes just for inspiration. 

So how the hell did I just post my 2000th image? Obsessive? Sure! But also grateful for all the wonderful visual memories of the people I love and the places I’ve been. And best of all I’ve loved following your lives, your vacations, your inspired moments. 

Thank you. #2000andcounting #instalove #inspiration #memories #chessdesign (at Insta World)

3+ years ago I downloaded Instagram on a lark while waiting for my son to finish his Krav Maga class. My early pics kind of sucked, but they slowly got better. And I started to see the world more purposefully.

It started as a way to kick start my notoriously shaky memory. I’ve always remembered visually. And now I reference pictures constantly, to tell a story, remember a name, sometimes just for inspiration.

So how the hell did I just post my 2000th image? Obsessive? Sure! But also grateful for all the wonderful visual memories of the people I love and the places I’ve been. And best of all I’ve loved following your lives, your vacations, your inspired moments.

Thank you. #2000andcounting #instalove #inspiration #memories #chessdesign (at Insta World)

Portrait of Carissa Phelps by @mattharbicht Carissa is an extraordinary woman who overcame a horrible childhood and founded this organization: “Runaway Girl creates employment opportunities for former runaways and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The company hires survivors to work as trainers, consultants and advisors with local and community-based organizations that help victims of human trafficking. Trainers also work with legal, medical and law enforcement groups to teach them to see the girls they meet not as prostitutes committing a crime, but as victims. “We get them to treat survivors as experts instead of criminals,” Phelps says. “It’s amazing.”
Thanks @leahl2agency and @coralvz #runawaygirls #uclamagazine #photography  (at Ventura Beach)

Portrait of Carissa Phelps by @mattharbicht Carissa is an extraordinary woman who overcame a horrible childhood and founded this organization: “Runaway Girl creates employment opportunities for former runaways and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. The company hires survivors to work as trainers, consultants and advisors with local and community-based organizations that help victims of human trafficking. Trainers also work with legal, medical and law enforcement groups to teach them to see the girls they meet not as prostitutes committing a crime, but as victims. “We get them to treat survivors as experts instead of criminals,” Phelps says. “It’s amazing.”
Thanks @leahl2agency and @coralvz #runawaygirls #uclamagazine #photography (at Ventura Beach)

Hot off the presses. Thacher magazine printed on beautiful matte paper. Cover photo by @davelauridsen Vintage photo lined up with contemporary landscape for The History Issue. Then I held it up and shot the printed magazine over the pool. Don’t try this at home. @xland99 #thacher #magazine #ojai #history (at  chessdesign)

Hot off the presses. Thacher magazine printed on beautiful matte paper. Cover photo by @davelauridsen Vintage photo lined up with contemporary landscape for The History Issue. Then I held it up and shot the printed magazine over the pool. Don’t try this at home. @xland99 #thacher #magazine #ojai #history (at chessdesign)

@msgphoto and his family of man poster. I always thought it looked great as a grid. Perfect Insta project. Thanks for autographing my poster. 
Today we got a little inspiration at the Annenberg Country Music show. After all, Max is nothing if he’s not a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll! #annenberg #photography #countrymusic #instagramproject @emencher @paulbennettphoto @timothy_archibald @lyle_lovett  (at The Annenberg Space for Photography)

@msgphoto and his family of man poster. I always thought it looked great as a grid. Perfect Insta project. Thanks for autographing my poster.
Today we got a little inspiration at the Annenberg Country Music show. After all, Max is nothing if he’s not a little bit country and a little bit rock & roll! #annenberg #photography #countrymusic #instagramproject @emencher @paulbennettphoto @timothy_archibald @lyle_lovett (at The Annenberg Space for Photography)