THE UNDERFOOT PROJECT:

The “Underfoot Project” began rather unexpectedly for me back in 2008, while traveling around Paris, France.  As I stopped to get my bearings, I glanced down to see that I was standing over a small napkin with my name on it - “PAUL”, it read.  A little alarming, but humorous for me at the time.  It was almost as if through sheer happenstance, I was in the right place at the right time.  I’d later find out that this particular napkin had blown over from the local bakery called “PAUL.”

 

Since this first experience, I’ve found myself looking down more often to appreciate where I am at any particular moment.  Each of my photos represents a particular place and time in my life, but also reminds me personally that you can find creativity, surrealism, humor and entire stories out of the simple act of looking down at your feet.

 

Each of these photos are un-staged, with the general rule of having my feet always at the center.  And with that, errrr, enjoy my feet?  

03/31/21 - Burbank, CA
03/31/21 - Burbank, CA
01/31/21 - Glendale, CA
01/31/21 - Glendale, CA
12/08/20 - Burbank, CA
12/08/20 - Burbank, CA

Pandemic Life

11/22/20 - Hollywood, CA
11/22/20 - Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery during the pandemic.

11/07/20 - Burbank, CA
11/07/20 - Burbank, CA

First rain in months, after Biden / Harris announced as winners. Feeling hopeful.

09/30/20 - Palm Springs, CA
09/30/20 - Palm Springs, CA
09/30/20 - Palm Springs, CA
09/30/20 - Palm Springs, CA
06/28/20 - Burbank, CA
06/28/20 - Burbank, CA
06/22/20 - Malibu, CA
06/22/20 - Malibu, CA

Zuma Beach

04/28/20 - Los Angeles, CA
04/28/20 - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Zoo

03/21/20 - Burbank, CA
03/21/20 - Burbank, CA
01/19/20 - Anaheim, CA
01/19/20 - Anaheim, CA

Club 33 @ Disneyland

12/27/19 - Mojave Desert, CA
12/27/19 - Mojave Desert, CA
10/21/19 - New Orleans, LA
10/21/19 - New Orleans, LA

Commander's Palace

10/21/19 - New Orleans, LA
10/21/19 - New Orleans, LA

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

10/19/19 - New Orleans, LA
10/19/19 - New Orleans, LA

Powdered sugar from eating a beignet at Cafe Du Monde.

10/18/19 - Los Angeles, CA
10/18/19 - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Airport - Headed for New Orleans

05/26/19 - Universal City, CA
05/26/19 - Universal City, CA

A Ravenclaw at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

03/11/19 - Van Nuys, CA
03/11/19 - Van Nuys, CA

The Japanese Garden

03/03/19 - Mecca, CA
03/03/19 - Mecca, CA

Salton Sea

03/03/19 - Mecca, CA
03/03/19 - Mecca, CA

Salton Sea

12/31/18 - Pismo State Beach, CA
12/31/18 - Pismo State Beach, CA

Monarch Butterfly Grove

01/24/18 - Van Nuys, CA
01/24/18 - Van Nuys, CA
03/26/17 - Diamond Valley Lake, CA
03/26/17 - Diamond Valley Lake, CA

Boat Launch

12/11/18 - Anaheim, CA
12/11/18 - Anaheim, CA

Club 33 @ Disneyland

10/14/18 - Los Angeles, CA
10/14/18 - Los Angeles, CA

Boney Island @ Griffith Park

09/20/18 - Burbank, CA
09/20/18 - Burbank, CA

Burbank Airport

09/17/18 - Natick, MA
09/17/18 - Natick, MA
09/17/18 - Natick, MA
09/17/18 - Natick, MA

Apple Picking

09/16/18 - Portland, Maine
09/16/18 - Portland, Maine
09/16/18 - Portland, Maine
09/16/18 - Portland, Maine
09/03/18 - Universal City, CA
09/03/18 - Universal City, CA

One of the last boats on the Jurassic Park ride before it closed.

08/04/18 - Santa Monica, CA
08/04/18 - Santa Monica, CA
07/23/18 - San Luis Obispo, CA
07/23/18 - San Luis Obispo, CA

In front of the infamous waterfall urinal at the Madonna Inn.

08/04/18 - Pacific Palisades, CA
08/04/18 - Pacific Palisades, CA

Getty Villa

08/04/18 - Pacific Palisades, CA
08/04/18 - Pacific Palisades, CA

Getty Villa

03/22/18 - Lake Balboa, CA
03/22/18 - Lake Balboa, CA
01/06/18 - Los Angeles, CA
01/06/18 - Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Zoo Lights

01/01/18 - Los Angeles, CA
01/01/18 - Los Angeles, CA

Hiking below the Griffith Park Observatory.

12/18/17 - La Cañada Flintridge, CA
12/18/17 - La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Descanso Gardens