Archive for the ‘jumpology’ Category

Mommy balloon

Sunday, February 17th, 2013
San Francisco family portraits of families having fun and jumping.

Hugo loves his mommy balloon!

Don’t pop the mommy, Hugo. xoxo
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It’s Friday. Go ahead, let yourself get carried away.

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Jeanine levitates over the San Francisco Bay with umbrella and bag.


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Super Josh & his kryptonite

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Super Josh

Super Josh

Josh was one of my earliest fearless jumping extraordinaires. And he is now a proud new daddy. Check out this awesome video he made of his million dollar baby. Congratulations, Josh & Val! She is a lucky little girl to be born to such talented, fun, and loving parents.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Jeanine floats peacefully in a green princess dress

"Once upon a perfect night, unclouded and still, there came the face of a pale and beautiful lady. The tresses of her hair reached out to make the constellations, and the dewy vapours of her gown fell soft upon the land." —Kit Williams

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Dancer Wendy arches back on just the tops of her feet.

What goes up, must start down.

Great freedom is possible when your feet are firmly planted on the floor. Perhaps this sounds funny coming from me, the photographer who takes so many mid-air images. Yet, being grounded is the unseen crucial ingredient of compelling jumpology. To defy gravity is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to jump photography, it’s actually taking advantage of gravity that allows us to soar. Many thanks to Billy Siegenfeld and the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project for teaching me this many years ago.

“It is the ground not the air that the human body instinctively moves toward when it makes rhythmic accents.” –Billy Siegenfeld, Jump Rhythm® Technique


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Due salti da solo

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
AM silhouette jumping during sunset over Ocean Beach

Indian Summer sunset at Ocean Beach, San Francisco

AM silhouette jump during the sun setting over Ocean Beach

Indian Summer sunset at Ocean Beach, San Francisco

These two shots were taken within minutes of each other. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the light transforms?

And here’s how the sky looked just minutes before the two jumps. (Taken with an iPhone)

Sun dips into the Pacific Ocean

The end of today

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Fill ‘er up

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
AM jumps at an abandoned gas station.

Something new, somewhere old

What ever caused the demise of the full service gas station? Apparently, the oil crisis of the 1970s marked the beginning of the end of full service gas stations. Oil companies figured that people wanted to pump their own gas to save a few pennies. Soon the attendants, who would walk up to your rolled-down window and ask, “leaded or unleaded?” then wash your windows and check your oil while your gas was getting pumped, were no longer needed. Feeling nostalgic? It’s illegal to pump your own gas in Oregon or New Jersey so you can experience the luxury of full service in both of those states.

Flashback: When I was eight years old, I used to think the word “motor” meant addiction. I clearly recall sitting in a passenger seat when my dad drove to the gas station and seeing signs that read “No Smoking. Stop your motor.”

Source: goretro

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Being caught up

Friday, July 8th, 2011
Nora floating on an abandoned rooftop and in an abandoned cathedral in Gary, Indiana

a.k.a. the rapture

Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right – right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. —R.E.M.

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Way to go, Elyssa!

Friday, July 1st, 2011
Junior Nationals volleyball star Elyssa

2011 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championship Top Ten Team Player

Elyssa jumps with guitar and volleyball

Elyssa, pre-teen jumping wonder

Elyssa and her volleyball team just placed 6th at the 2011 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships after 9 games in 4 days in Atlanta. What an amazing ride! Congratulations!!!

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You are invited…

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

AM jumps in abandoned classroom, black and white

In the event of an earthquake, tuck duck and good luck.
1 of 2 images in the "Art I.S. getting (t)here" show through 8/13/11

…to the “Art I.S. getting (t)here” Opening Reception

Saturday, June 18 at 8:00pm – 12:00am
Art I.S. Pop-up Gallery
(Everybody Bikes)
1288 15th Ave
San Francisco, CA


Featuring live music by David Molina and his band, Earthlike.

Themes of transportation, journey, process, destination, road less traveled; whatever transporting means to you.

Curators Tanya & Faern

Art I.S. getting (t)here will be on display at the Gallery at Everybody Bikes from June 18th to August 13th. On the night of June 18th we will also showcase site specific installations, as well as live musical performances.

This theme has arisen from ART I.S.’s new collaboration with Everybody Bikes (1352 Irving St @ 15th Av) and as a means to point out that there are no galleries in the Inner Sunset and Sunset District as a whole. We want to let folks in the city know we are here!

In collaboration with
Everybody Bikes
Arizmendi Bakery
Muni Diaries
Colibrita Productions

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