Community Photography 

Boulder Creek Fall Town Sweep

The Boulder Creek Business Association hosts a day of action twice a year to pull weeds, sweep sidewalks, clear gutters, and wipe down garbage cans in the historic downtown district. Called “Boulder Creek Town Sweep,” the event draws community members and local groups to lend a hand keeping this small town in the Santa Cruz Mountains sparkling. Boulder Creek photographer… Read More
Boulder Creek California Boulder Creek Photography 

Christopher Bradford Photographs Boulder Creek by Drone

Christopher Bradford is an architectural and real estate photographer as well as a licensed drone pilot who believes each shoot is an opportunity to create beautiful art. Besides shooting architecture, Christopher and his wife Antonia also work as wedding photographers, capturing beautiful images on the most important day of a couple’s relationship. Christopher lives with his wife and five children… Read More
Miguel Zafra photographer Photography 

Photography: Miguel Zafra

Miguel Zafra is an Indigenous photographer from Oaxaca, Mexico, who moved to the San Lorenzo Valley 20 years ago. He documents people and nature with a charged mixture of fine art photography and photojournalism. More recently he has focused his lens on the natural wonders of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Zafra has worked as an independent photojournalist for local publications. His photographs… Read More
Wendy Vogelsang Santa Cruz County Emergency Animal Shelter Fire Local News Photography 

Safely to Shelter

Volunteering at the Emergency Animal Shelter during the CZU Fire By Wendy Volgelgesang I don’t recall when I’ve felt more helpless than during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Learning about friend’s homes burning to the ground, and the overall magnitude of displacement and loss in the community sent me into a state of anxiety, sadness, and helplessness that I couldn’t… Read More
Paul Babb CZU Lightning Complex Fire Cover Local News Photography 

Paul Babb Lightning Photo

Our October cover features an incredible photo by Bonny Doon resident Paul Babb that was taken during the lightning storm that precipitated the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. “I was standing on the cliff down by Shark Fin Cove taking pictures out to sea because of the lightning hitting the ocean. I turned around and looked up at the hill and… Read More