All posts by Chuck

I specialize in social documentary photography, photojournalism, macro, tabletop, and fine art. My art is capturing life as it happens, the defining moments, the richest life’s notes that all treasure as memories. I’m the guy that tries to makes the rest of Hollywood and the world look great!

The Left Bank

/ July 18, 2017

My Santa Fe Fix On #Route66

Every now and then, I just have to get away for a photography adventure of some kind.  This month, it was a Road Trip from Los Angeles to Santa Fé, all along the old US Route 66.  Or #route66 as it is...

/ September 24, 2016

Sunset And Dine

COALITION TO PROTECT L.A. NEIGHBORHOODS & JOBS STOP THE HOUSING BAN presented THE FIFTH ANNUAL SUNSET & DINE: CELEBRATING COMMUNITY AND CUISINE  I had the honor of being the official event photographer.  Sunset & Dine celebrates some of the eclectic and creative...

/ September 1, 2016

Hollywood Property Owners Alliance

One of my favorite clients, the Hollywood Property Owners Alliance, recently moved their office to a beautiful, hip new storefront location in the middle of Hollywood, immediately dressing up the neighborhood with their brightly lit windows. To celebrate their move-in, they invited the...

/ March 14, 2016

Decisive Moments

This page is the intersection of my life; the Decisive Moments from my social media and my photo archive.  You’ll see the display change over time.  Both refresh often, so be entertained as the world changes pass you by!

/ January 17, 2016

Night of the Radishes (Noche de Rábanos)

Night of the Radishes (Noche de Rábanos in Spanish) is an annual event held every December 23rd in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.  It is one of the most unusual Christmas season events I have ever seen or photographed, as it is an event...

/ December 22, 2015

Night At The Sands

A night at the Sands from Creative Artist Studios is more than a theatrical event, it is an experience. From the moment you walk in the doors the players bring you on board and into their dramas. Lucy just wants...

/ November 28, 2015

Only In Hollywood 2015

The Only in Hollywood Music + Arts Festival was a four-day music and arts showcase and walkable neighborhood open house for the Hollywood community. This was the inaugural Music + Arts experience and was a showcase of both established performers and artists, and...

/ November 10, 2015

ArmaGAYddon

Second City in Hollywood celebrates over 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and sketches with its latest hysterically witty musical sketch  ArmaGAYddon. The show begins with the premise that Gay marriage has been sanctioned by the Supreme Court of...

/ July 12, 2015

Diana Terranova & Her Pal PowerGirl

When DC Comics put out the PR call for a Guinness Book of World Records attempt at the record for the largest COSPLAY character event, it was irresistible.  As we often say around here, Only In Hollywood!

/ April 20, 2015

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

  #Challenger #Hellcat  @dodge Oh how pretty. #She #MakeItPop to a #purrfect #cinemagraph

/ April 12, 2015

Feeding

  Feeding is a #cinemagraph even a #hummingbird has the #pleasure of making! Created using an @getolympus OMD EM5 Mark II

/ March 30, 2015

A Happy Morning

  #sunshine in the #morningrush means #MoveMent for my @McDonalds @McCafe @Flixel #cinemagraphs

/ March 30, 2015

Second City Hollywood: Hell County Florida

  Florida is a hell hole.  Literally.  The devil has retired to Central Florida and is running amuck, as if the humidity, hurricanes and bugs weren’t enough!  Second City, Hollywood presents “HELL COUNTY, FLORIDA” ENSEMBLE Rich Baker Gillian Bellinger Craig...

/ February 28, 2015

Why Video Marketing?

/ February 24, 2015

Flamenco Mexicana!

Does shooting a high-resolution Medium Format camera for web sized images make a difference?  You better believe it does!  The whole look is different from 35mm.  So are the depth of field and focus fall off.  These from my first book,...

/ February 23, 2015

Did You See The UFO’s Over Hollywood?

Word has it that in order to #Discover #why #UFO #fly #over #Hollywood you must first join and Support @hwartscouncil at the Hollywood Arts Council web site here: http://www.hollywoodartscouncil.org

/ February 18, 2015

I (heart) Art

Hollywood Arts Council “I (Heart) Art” Event 2015 by Chuck Jones This video is about Hollywood Arts Council “I (Heart) Art” Event 2015. Ok, I admit it.  I am a complete sucker for anything to do with promoting the arts to...

/ February 10, 2015

Masks

These masks are all in our personal collection, and are not for sale.  They are the work of a Mexican artist friend.  Fabulous, aren’t they?

/ February 2, 2015

Cats

Los Angeles Swing Band “Cats With Class” December 22, 2014, 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA Sony a7S with Contax Zeiss 85mm f/1.4

/ December 22, 2014

Light Is Also A Noun

Stop thinking of light as Illumination, and start thinking about light as your subject. Light as a Noun, not as an adjective. Leica M9, 21mm Summilux f/1.4 ASPH @ f/3.4.  1/8th Sec ISO 160.

/ July 5, 2014

Pass That Bottle To Me

Pass That Bottle To Me from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Pass That Bottle To Me written by Voodoo Swing. Mama’s Hot Sauce is: Paula (Blu) de Vos, Lead vocals. John de Vos, Guitar & vocals. Chuck Strong, Drum & vocals. Suzanne...

/ May 20, 2014

Leica 100 Years Celebration Portraits

IN 2014, LEICA CAMERA AG WILL BE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY The year 1914 saw the birth of 35 mm Leica photography as we know it today. Oskar Barnack made the Leitz Camera, the very first Leica, 100...

/ May 4, 2014

Bearded Dragon

From Wikipedia.org Pogona is a genus of reptiles containing eight species, which are often known by the common name bearded dragons. The term “bearded dragon” is most commonly used to describe the central bearded dragon, (Pogona vitticeps). Members of this genus live in the arid, rocky,...

/ March 10, 2014

Cats With Class-LA Battle of the Bands Winner!

Cats With Class-LA Battle of the Bands Full Set. from Chuck Jones I had the distinct pleasure of filming  Cats With Class, and their Winning Thirty Minute Set at the Los Angeles Battle of the Bands. Performed by Cats With Class:...

/ March 9, 2014

Victor Arno, Drummer

/ February 11, 2014

Salerno

Salerno Winery by Chuck Jones Salerno Winery is a small boutique winery located in the Ramona Valley American Viticultural Area. Opera singer Herman Salerno and his wife Rose first came to the Ramona Valley in 1998 with over 23 years prior...

/ January 29, 2014

Dia de los Muertos 2013

I’ve photographed Dia de los Muertos in Mexico for seven of the past eleven years. It is one of those long term photography projects that just sneaks up on you, and you don’t even realize it is a long term...

/ December 2, 2013

Erik Staudenmaier Spotted!

Recently spotted slumming it up at The Oyster House in Studio City, renowned LA Architectual Photographer Erik Staudenmaier http://www.ericstaudenmaier.com relaxes with Suzanne and I while we wait on our PEI Mussels.

/ August 18, 2013

Life At A Snails Pace – Final

I’ve kept worrying with this video edit awhile now.  I like this version the best. So  far!   I also put this “Making Of” together. Life In A Snail’s Space from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Life In A Snail’s Space –...

/ August 18, 2013

TheCameraForum.Com

Call us nuts or call us interested in mature level discussions about the Art, Science, and Technology of image creation in today’s age.  Whatever spirit motivated each of us, working together with a group of my friends we have launched...

/ November 25, 2012

Fuji X-Pro1 – First Look

I got the opportunity to play with the new Fuji XPro-1 but only for a week, not nearly enough time to fully evaluate this fantastic new Fuji camera.  I want to get it back in here for a more in...

/ November 3, 2012

The Man Who Shot Hobbits

Few of you have likely ever heard of my friend Nels Israelson.  For years, Nels has been one of those hard working photographic souls who’s work is absolutely fabulous, but whose lot in life is to work for major film...

/ October 31, 2012

Why I *HATE* Autofocus Tracking – Sometimes

Moving now to a mirrorless camera workflow, I decided to revisit autofocus.  This of course has nothing to do with my aging eyes.  One of the many “new” features some of these powerful cameras have is a feature called Autofocus Tracking....

/ October 31, 2012

Crystal

August 19, 2012 Oakland, California Sony NEX-7 & Leica 28mm Summicron ASPH. Crystal and I take off for an old Navy ship for some fun and photos!

/ August 19, 2012

Occupy San Francisco & The iPhone 4S

Occupy-San-Francisco-Cut-IV from TheCameraForum on Vimeo. Filmed October 15, 2011 on a one-day old iPhone 4S. On this day global protests for democracy occurred in 951 cities, in 85 countries around the world. San Francisco, California, USA was one of them....

/ July 4, 2012

Ken Burns: On Story

Ken Burns: On Story from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo.   This is just too good not to share with all of you.  Ken Burns is a visionary storyteller, as well as a true pioneer in presentation. Personally, I credit Ken...

/ June 23, 2012

Food Styling “Tricks” Of The Trade

Why That McD’s Burger In Your Hand Looks Different On The Page.   Food photography is an art all unto itself.  There’s a lot more to it than just a photographer standing behind his tripod yelling “Lights!”, “How’s That One...

/ June 21, 2012

Leonard Brooks

Leonard Brooks – 1911-2011 I just learned that my old friend and client, Canadian Painter Leonard Brooks has passed away at the ripe old age of 100.  He and his photographer wife Riva Brooks were two of the more famous...

/ June 10, 2012

Deep Green Festival

The magic got off to a roaring start Saturday, April 21, 2012 in Richmond, CA.  Deep Green, the 2nd annual earth day celebration of cannabis, health & ecology.  Entertainment consisted of soulful rap from the guest DJ’s and live performances from...

/ May 5, 2012

Terry

Terry is now on permanent disability retirement, after a riot related injury she experienced working in the Juvenile Detention Center in Oakland, CA.  Terry formerly told this story to the inmates in her charge.  Thank you Terry for sharing your...

/ May 2, 2012

Now Departing: The Magic Love Bus

Has it really been that many years?  In 1964 author Ken Kesey and his crew of “Merry Pranksters” cast off from the San Francisco Bay Area in their psychedelic day-glow painted school bus named “Further.” Further’s trip proved to be...

/ April 16, 2012

Painted Faces

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to...

/ April 5, 2012

Crystal Nezgoda

    Crystal Nezgoda Crystal Nezgoda is an aspiring young actress with a tremendous potential.  Crystal is also a woman of strong character both in the rolls she plays on stage as well as the obstacles, heartaches, and personal challenges...

/ March 18, 2012

A New Favorite.

“He who approaches the temple of the Muses without inspiration, in the belief that craftsmanship alone suffices, will remain a bungler and his presumptuous poetry will be obscured by the songs of the maniacs.” Plato Photo “Plato Silanion Musei Capitolini...

/ February 26, 2012

Sour Grapes

/ December 31, 2011

New Position

Bass: sAssAfrAs – Vocals: Modest Goddess – Turntables & Synths: Dr. Red Beard – Guitar: evoL – Drums: CRISPy CRUIZeR Fresh, hot, upcoming Bay Area indy band “The New Position” slide teaser. The New Position playing live at the Stork Club.

/ December 17, 2011

Subway

/ December 15, 2011

The Owl & The PussyCat

One hundred, sixty years ago, in the fanciful world of Edward Lear, there was an Owl and a PussyCat, a Duck and a Kangaroo, and many more delightful characters who had bold adventures.   Uncle Arly, who traveled the world...

/ December 8, 2011

VideoGraph Designer is Coming Along

This videograph created using the latest beta test version of VideoGraph Designer™.  More VideoGraphs available at http:VideoGraphDesigner.Com  

/ December 8, 2011

Jane Richardson Mack – Artist

21 July 2011   I like to argue that an artist is an artist.  Art is a life choice; it’s a philosophy of living.  You are either an artist or you’re not.   So, with that in mind, when I...

/ July 24, 2011

VideoGraphs?

  Something new occasionally comes along that contributes to the art of photography.  These are examples, in my opinion.  Early experiments.  Today, the tools are very crude to render these -as is the now almost antique GIF image format with...

/ May 23, 2011

Contino

The Pete Contino Band March 2, 2011 Studio D Recording, Main Room, Sausalito, CA  

/ March 2, 2011

Flamenco!

    Flamenco is a style of Spanish music, played especially on the guitar and accompanied by singing and dancing.  A style of spirited, rhythmical dance performed to such music, often with castanets.  ORIGIN late 19th century Spanish ‘like a gypsy.’ I must thank my dear and most special...

/ February 21, 2011

Sugar Cane Harvest

Fall 2005 Sugar Cane Harvest, Tabasco, Mexico Shot with Leica R9 DMR & Leica R Lenses

/ February 2, 2006

San Martin de los Terreros

San Martin de los Terreros Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico “The Blessing of the Horses” November 10, 2005 Leica R8 DMR Serial #97 & Leica R Lenses

/ November 10, 2005

Dia de los Muertos Oaxaca

Week of November 1, 2005 State of Oaxaca, Mexico Leica R9 DMR & Leica R Lenses

/ November 2, 2005