Brendan and I took a trip up Mt. Gower last weekend during the late May cloud cover. This gave us some stunningly dynamic lighting! Unfortunately we didn't catch any imagery of larger wildlife (including the massive vultures we saw) but instead I nabbed some new landscapes for my symmetry portrait series. I'm beyond excited to keep this lifelong project alive. Catch those at the end of this post, and on my Ongoing Project page! Thanks for viewing <3


Agave Perpetual Motion
Agave Perpetual Motion

Lone Agave Stalk
Lone Agave Stalk

Home is Where the Hole Is
Home is where the Hole is

Salvia (White Sage)
White Sage (Salvia Apiana)

Agave Fruit
Agave Americana Fruit

Agave Fruit part 2
Agave Americana Fruit 2

Team Effort
Teamwork_edited-1

Prehistoric View
View up Mt Gower Trail

Spring Wind

Dry Lichen Crust
Lichen Crust

Portrait of a Rocky Ridge (Silent)_small

Portrait of a Desert Ridge (Turtleshell)_small




I had an idea to integrate this song I wrote with the fruitlessness of ruin. I write music from my heart, as catharsis, without an end goal. This song in particular was written last year, and combines so many themes from my experiences that titling it was nearly impossible, though I finally came to an internal consensus. I never compose to sell, I only compose to feel. I've had less-than-great experiences sharing my music in the past, because it's written for me, but others have asked me to share my music, so I figure... if I'm still writing after 17 years, there's really no reason not to share.
Thanks to Brendan & Stelaki for their help with this video. We experimented with some mic options (because, really, buttloads of equipment is not fun), but ultimately did not use the lav mic attached to me. It looks neat, though.

Sea Levels / Life Rafts Demo from CARYN SANDOVAL on Vimeo.