October 16, 2014
Hay zona I was wondering what happened to the pics u took of me during babscon

Hi there. I have them. If you tell me who you are I can pass them along. I also need your email. Thanks

September 4, 2014
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Series: Bronies
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A Brony is an adult male fan of the children’s animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. (Adult female fans are called Pegasisters.) The series is the fourth generation of the show and follows the adventures of six main ponies: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rarity. Each pony represents an element of friendship: loyalty, generosity, laughter, honesty, kindness, and magic. Together they help the residents of Ponyville while working through the highs and lows of friendship. (I should know, I’ve seen every episode.)
The Brony community, in the Bay Area and all over the world, is a direct reflection of these six characters. Fans see parts of themselves in each pony and have developed a deep connection to the show. It has bred an entire community that exudes genuineness. People dive into discussions on the forums, share artwork, remix songs, make and sell pony merchandise, and write their own spin-off adventures. It’s a hub of creativity and friendship.
With all the positive things to be said about Bronies, it’s one of the few fandoms that has yet to be accepted by the masses. Bronies are often stereotyped as homosexuals or pedophiles, and most keep their love of the show a secret out of fear. (There are numerous stories of Bronies being harassed and assaulted.) That’s why BronyCons are so important to the fandom. It’s a place where Bronies can be themselves, free of judgment. There, it doesn’t matter your age, race, gender, or size.
With this photography project, I document some of the Bronies and Pegasisters in the Bay Area. It’s an ongoing project and could take years to complete. Here, I share a glimpse of the local community.
Check out Zona Foto’s Brony Series on the Bold Italic

Series: Bronies

The Bold Italic

A Brony is an adult male fan of the children’s animated TV series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. (Adult female fans are called Pegasisters.) The series is the fourth generation of the show and follows the adventures of six main ponies: Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rarity. Each pony represents an element of friendship: loyalty, generosity, laughter, honesty, kindness, and magic. Together they help the residents of Ponyville while working through the highs and lows of friendship. (I should know, I’ve seen every episode.)

The Brony community, in the Bay Area and all over the world, is a direct reflection of these six characters. Fans see parts of themselves in each pony and have developed a deep connection to the show. It has bred an entire community that exudes genuineness. People dive into discussions on the forums, share artwork, remix songs, make and sell pony merchandise, and write their own spin-off adventures. It’s a hub of creativity and friendship.

With all the positive things to be said about Bronies, it’s one of the few fandoms that has yet to be accepted by the masses. Bronies are often stereotyped as homosexuals or pedophiles, and most keep their love of the show a secret out of fear. (There are numerous stories of Bronies being harassed and assaulted.) That’s why BronyCons are so important to the fandom. It’s a place where Bronies can be themselves, free of judgment. There, it doesn’t matter your age, race, gender, or size.

With this photography project, I document some of the Bronies and Pegasisters in the Bay Area. It’s an ongoing project and could take years to complete. Here, I share a glimpse of the local community.

Check out Zona Foto’s Brony Series on the Bold Italic

August 25, 2014
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I just got back from an amazing trip to Africa.  One of our stops was to see Victoria Falls. I decided to experience it via a microlight ride. It’s basically a hang glider with a propeller. There aren’t any words or a photo that can describe how breath-taking this experience was. To fly over one of the seven wonders of the world is something I’ll cherish forever. My pilot could tell I was nervous since my knees were squeezing him to death so he told me to close my eyes and let go. It felt like I was flying! On our way back I saw a family of elephants bathing in the river. Further along I could make out the pudgy outlines of hippos and I could see them spraying water in the air as they took each breath.

This is a stop motion video of the entire 15 min ride.  I will be posting more photos from the trip soon.  Enjoy!

August 4, 2014
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I was really honored to have one of my images selected for Fourteen Hill’s Ekphrasis.
Ekphrasis is a collaborative publication between artists and writers in the Bay Area, exploring the relational aesthetic of word and image. Prominent Bay Area writers were randomly assigned artworks by some of the area’s most talented artists, to create a written piece inspired by the selected visual work.
I was paired up with the insanely talented Sarah Heady. 
I was really honored to have one of my images selected for Fourteen Hill’s Ekphrasis.
Ekphrasis is a collaborative publication between artists and writers in the Bay Area, exploring the relational aesthetic of word and image. Prominent Bay Area writers were randomly assigned artworks by some of the area’s most talented artists, to create a written piece inspired by the selected visual work.
I was paired up with the insanely talented Sarah Heady. 
I was really honored to have one of my images selected for Fourteen Hill’s Ekphrasis.
Ekphrasis is a collaborative publication between artists and writers in the Bay Area, exploring the relational aesthetic of word and image. Prominent Bay Area writers were randomly assigned artworks by some of the area’s most talented artists, to create a written piece inspired by the selected visual work.
I was paired up with the insanely talented Sarah Heady. 

I was really honored to have one of my images selected for Fourteen Hill’s Ekphrasis.

Ekphrasis is a collaborative publication between artists and writers in the Bay Area, exploring the relational aesthetic of word and image. Prominent Bay Area writers were randomly assigned artworks by some of the area’s most talented artists, to create a written piece inspired by the selected visual work.

I was paired up with the insanely talented Sarah Heady. 

August 1, 2014
Daniel Leidheiser
Academy of Arts University 
Check out the full interview about Daniel and his custom textile designs for UniQlo here: http://blogs.academyart.edu/newspaper/2014/07/rebellious_designs.html
Daniel Leidheiser
Academy of Arts University 
Check out the full interview about Daniel and his custom textile designs for UniQlo here: http://blogs.academyart.edu/newspaper/2014/07/rebellious_designs.html

Daniel Leidheiser

Academy of Arts University 

Check out the full interview about Daniel and his custom textile designs for UniQlo here: http://blogs.academyart.edu/newspaper/2014/07/rebellious_designs.html

July 21, 2014
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July 10, 2014
Awesome news!  You can now follow my photo adventures on Facebook.
Zona Foto Portraits
I strive to create the most dynamic portraits for my clients who are in need of personal branding.  Photos make the world go round and it’s important to put your best foot forward.  My portrait sessions are great for business websites, dating sites or any other social media platform.
I offer a great selection of packages to meet your needs.  Drop me a line to check them out.

Awesome news!  You can now follow my photo adventures on Facebook.

Zona Foto Portraits

I strive to create the most dynamic portraits for my clients who are in need of personal branding.  Photos make the world go round and it’s important to put your best foot forward.  My portrait sessions are great for business websites, dating sites or any other social media platform.

I offer a great selection of packages to meet your needs.  Drop me a line to check them out.

July 10, 2014
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