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

October 30, 2013

Smorgasbord of Food and Wine.

Restaurant 1833 in Monterey.

I've spent the last month or so photographing our annual Wine & Dine Guide and here are a handful of my favorites.

This year we had a bunch of list of cool pizzas, sandwiches and cocktails.

Luckily, we have some very tasty food in Monterey County.

Mundo's 2 in Marina.

Vesuvio in Carmel. 

Montrio Bistro in Monterey.

Esteban in Monterey. 

La Bicyclette in Carmel. 

La Balena in Carmel.

Vesuvio in Carmel. 

Scheid Vineyard's Tasting Room in Carmel. 

Beach House in Pacific Grove.

The Bakery Station in Salinas.

Tarpy's Roadhouse in Monterey. 

Ferdi's in Seaside. 

Restaurant 1833 in Monterey.

The Sardine Factory in Monterey.

Corkscrew Cafe in Carmel Valley.

Mal's Market in Seaside. 

Monterey Coast Brewing in Salinas.

October 27, 2013

Lou Reed Passes.

Lou Reed, one of my artistic heroes passed away today. I had the distinct pleasure of photographing his set when he played at my college nearly 10 years ago. It was by far the best show of my life and still has been.

Reed's music and his work with The Velvet Underground got me through a lot of tough times. "New Age" is one of my favorite songs of all time and the warm electric guitar intro of "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" is always comforting and soothing. The album "White Light/White Heat" blows me away every time and takes me to a very weird, but great place.

As one of English professors Dr. James Cushing said when I interviewed him for the article I wrote in college prior to Reed's show, With The Velvet Underground, one enters into a dark, dangerous street that has somehow been made safe by guitars."

Here's the piece I wrote about the show:

Thanks for all the good music and inspiration for my own art, Lou.

October 16, 2013

Assisting the Associated Press: San Francisco 49ers Football

Last Sunday, I once again had the great learning opportunity to help out the Associated Press in San Francisco. This time I was helping to move photos from the field to the editing desk at historic Candlestick Park during the SF 49ers game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Last year, I helped out the AP during post-season Major League Baseball in Oakland.

Once again it was a great learning experience working with some of the top photographers in the field and friends of mine whom I highly regard.

Here are a few images I shot from the field.