Weekend project! 📷

I’m having a blast getting back into analog photography. For many years, I had my own darkroom: a Besseler enlarger, a clunky old timer, trays, tongs, and a safe light — all set up in a spare bathroom with black plastic covering up the windows. (It was a little creepy, tbh. 😅) But I sold all of my equipment when we moved to Los Angeles. Our little Santa Monica loft just didn’t have the room.

But now that we’re settled into our new home on the coast of NC, I’m excited to start putting together my new darkroom! This time I’m keeping it small, and I found what I hope will be the perfect enlarger for me — the Intrepid Compact Enlarger. It combines a small LED light source (that you can mount to a tripod or copy stand) with a digital controller/timer. I just got it delivered and am looking forward to getting it all set up so that I can start making prints again.

More to come!

Cardboard box labeled The Intrepid Camera - Compact EnlargerIntrepid Compact Enlarger light source, controller, and quickstart guide

Leaving Apple 

Earlier this month, I said goodbye to Apple.  I had an awesome five years with a wonderful team and got to create apps and training content that helped enterprise developers worldwide. But now it’s time for a new adventure! 🚀 I’ve started building my passion project, which combines two of my favorite things — iOS development and photography. 📱📸 I’m also eager to work with companies that are creating innovative experiences on Apple platforms. (Want to build something together? Let’s connect! 👋)

I’m excited for the year ahead, and I can’t wait to share more updates soon. Stay tuned!

Brandon in the lobby of the Apple campus in Austin, TXBrandon at the Apple campus in Austin, TX

Creek Show 2019 at the Waterloo Greenway

San Francisco - China Town


🎥 The Farewell

I was back at Austin Film Society last night to catch a screening of The Farewell. It was a great film, and the writer/director, Lulu Wang, stuck around for a Q&A session afterwards!

🍿 General Magic

Earlier this week, I attended a screening of General Magic at Austin Film Society. The documentary tells the story of how General Magic attempted to change the world by shipping the first handheld “personal communicator” in the 90’s. Although the product and company ultimately failed, their ideas went on to influence the technology we use every day. After the film, one of the panelists showed off an original device, which still boots 20+ years later!

This is a fantastic film for anyone interested in Apple or mobile technology in general.

Currently reading: The Frame-Up by Meghan Scott Molin 📚

Lia and I dressed up as Beetlejuice and Lydia for the Beetlejuice screening at the Hollywood Forever cemetery last weekend.


Dust to dust. Very impressive truck dirt art.

I found 🔗 this article in the LA Times about the artist, Arnulfo Gonzalez.

Saw this at the grocery store tomorrow.

Dog Food Band

Rose Parade float decorating 🌹


🍺 🥕 Enjoying some Madras carrot blossom mead from Heidrun Meadery

Lia and I took a a Christmas Day walk along the beach path from Santa Monica to Venice (and back).


LA Zoo Lights


Took a quick day trip to Solvang to celebrate Julefest. Of course, when you’re in Solvang, you have to get Arne’s famous aebleskiver. We get ours a la mode 🍦😋. On the way home, we swung by Firestone Walker’s Barrelroom while the car was charging!


Had an incredible dinner (9 courses, plus wine pairings!) at Trois Mec! So cool to see Chef Ludo and his team in action!

Lia ordered a “Texas-sized” donut from DK’s Donuts to celebrate my birthday and recent move to Austin. Miu Mius included for scale.


Lia and I kicked off the holiday season with the annual screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on a cool rooftop in downtown LA. After the movie, we wrapped up the evening with some delicious food and craft beer at Mikkeller.

Invader “Into the White Cube” exhibit at Over the Influence in Los Angeles.