WONDERFUL – coming soon

A lot of truly enjoyable work has gone into this video series. I had the opportunity to interview and film some wonderful people, and was able to write and record lots of new music, I got back on my Santa Cruz skateboard to do tracking shots, and best of all I got to share some stories worth hearing.

It’s called WONDERFUL and the film series will be out in April for on-line viewing at the website for the Santa Rosa non-profit Social Advocates for Youth.

Here’s the trailer:

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/122033978″>WONDERFUL – Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/erikcastro”>erik castro | photojournalist</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

time with winemakers & chefs

Spent some time with more interesting winemakers for SF Chronicle in which writer Jon Bonné has championed their style and end result of their efforts.
winemakers0201Winemaker Scott Schultz, Provisor Vineyard

winemakers0201Winemaker Leo Hansen, Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Also had the pleasure to spend time with 5 local Sonoma County chefs for Sonoma Magazine. I asked all chefs to bring to the shoot an object that they used daily or that they just couldn’t function without.Chef SeriesChef Ari Weiswasser/stainless steel pizza turner/Glen Ellen Star

Chef SeriesChef Shane McAnelly/bronze die for his Emiliomiti pasta machine/ Chalkboard Restaurant

Chef SeriesChef Darren McRonald/Food Lover’s Companion/The Pullman Kitchen

Chef SeriesChefs Matthew Williams & Moishe Hahn-Schuman/vintage Japanese hand-crank noodle machine/Ramen Gaijin

Chef SeriesChef Jesse Mallgren/handmade sashimi knife & sharpening stone found by a collector 50 years ago in a Tokyo barber-shop/Madrona Manor Restaurant

“Dance With Machines”

I produced this video of a new song by Girls+Boys titled, “Dance With Machines.” Shot in their rehearsal space. Part of a series of rehearsal space videos. – November 2014.an ERIK CASTRO motion picture © 2014.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/111585921″>Girls + Boys – “Dance With Machines”</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/erikcastro”>erik castro | photojournalist</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

nico sf – new website




Nico-Web_04Very pleased with the work of web designer Vanessa Yap-Einbund who always makes bold use of my photography. The owners Nicolas & Andrea are both very sweet and a pleasure to work with. Nicolas also treated me to a perfectly prepared piece of fish after my shoot at this Sacramento Street restaurant called Nico.