Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

November 30, 2010

Black and White Film

Moss Landing, Fuji Acros 100

Santa Cruz, Ilford FP4 125 pushed two-stops.

November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010


I brought my camera over to my folks' for Thanksgiving today and took some pictures. I don't do that too often, but figured I should start to document more of us getting together.

My sister and her husband joined us, as did my cousin Michele and my uncle and his two girls.

As my dad says, "This is better than getting together."

We ate great food, laughed and were together.

My family is good people.

My sister and brother-in-law. They're weird sometimes...


As my uncle Walter calls them, "good groceries."

November 16, 2010

Far Out Flavorful Food


Tonight I took my folks way out into the middle of nowhere, literally, for a really cool dining experience at the Cachagua General Store with the fantastic chef skills of Michael Jones.

Jones uses local goodness to create some amazing dishes and has some great, local wines to pair.

Cachagua Store chef Michael Jones.

Restaurant front door.

Really good bread.

Really good wine.


The store is located out in Cachagua. About 30 minutes past Carmel Valley Village, which is a haul in itself. Dinner is only on Monday nights in two sittings and the menu consists of great appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The bar.

My pops.

Rabbit. Five ways.

People come from all over to dine there and there are locals of Cachagua who hang out as well, like Grant Risdon (below), who we profiled at the Monterey County Weekly last spring for his wild stories of growing up and lifetime of living in the area.

November 10, 2010

People I Know.

Liz. We have been friends since third grade.

Anyone who knows me on Facebook, knows that I put photos of my friends in albums called "People I Know", where I post random photos of friends that I have taken while we're hanging out.

I found a few in my archives while searching for something for a client and picked these, because all of them illustrate how I see the person.

Jake. Lives in Big Sur. Wild, good dude.

Carly. Chef schooler and bad-joke maker.

Zoe. Super talented musician.