Santa Barbara, my home away from home always presents a kaleidoscope of images. Living here on California's central coast above Los Angeles is always active, sometimes idyllic, and sometimes cliché.
Saturday my friends Paul and Katushka took my old 72 Mercedes for a much needed drive into the driveable back-country from Santa Barbara to Figueroa Mountain. We had set out to see the poppies and lupen if they were out.(they barely were) We meandered our way onto Happy Canyon Road where I’ve photographed pro bike teams including Lance Armstrong and the Chevrolet teams over the years. The car performed flawlessly for it’s condition and we created a few images along the way.