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Carpinterian Anthony Lombardi is a surf and wildlife photographer. He has worked as a boat captain for the past eight years exploring the Santa Barbara Channel. He follows the journey of the blue whales along the California coast and has photographed the gray whales in the lagoons of Baja. Anthony has a passion for capturing surrounding the Channel Islands.


liz muraoka


Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Liz Muraoka inherited her love of photography from her father, a 1948 graduate of the Brooks Institute. Her first SLR camera at age 16 led to a life-long desire to capture images of everyday life, people,


wildlife, and just about anything that catches her eye. Liz is never without a camera in hand.


jesse groves


Jesse Groves works as a photo journalist and commercial photographer in addition to his “day job” directing a gallery for his alma mater, Brooks Institute of Photography. Proud to call Carpinteria home, Jesse tries to get into the great outdoors any chance he can.


ted rhodes


Ted Rhodes, writer/photographer, moved to Carpinteria in 1985. Previous work in Hollywood as a key grip on films include National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Beetlejuice. Ted now devotes most of his energies to Carpinteria and South Coast images and issues. He is a photographer for Santa Barbara Blues Society.


michael kew


Carpinteria’s Michael Kew is a travel writer and photographer who first became involved with surf magazine production when he was 12. In the 21 years since, Kew has been published extensively in many surfing and international travel magazines, newspapers, Web sites, and books.


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Cate School was the motivation for Fran Collin and his family to move back to Carpinteria from New York. When photographing his daughter’s alma mater, Fran came to a greater understanding of the school’s special sense of community. For his other story, “meeting Meredith [Abbott] and experiencing her work first hand (live!) and her vision of Carpinteria was truly inspiring,” says the well-known photographer.


matt dayka


Central Coast native and freelance photographer Matt Dayka resides in Carpinteria. With the perfect combination of mountains and beaches, he has found his personal paradise. Combining his passion with a career, Matt shoots editorial and advertising work along


the California Coast, always keeping an eye out for the art in everything he encounters. His work has appeared in publications such as Destination Wine Country and San Francisco Magazine.


chuck graham


Chuck Graham is a freelance writer/ photographer who has lived in Carpinteria for over 30 years. He pens Unpredictable Wilderness for Coastal View News and is the editor of DEEP Magazine. His work also appears in many adventure/ sport publications and he recently launched a column for Japanese Surfing World.


Glenn Dubock ventures to the far corners of the earth in search of just the right light for photos. His worked has appeared world-wide but the images he makes close to home in Carpinteria are the ones that he cherishes the most. “From the minute my feet hit the Carpinteria sand in the early 1960s, I knew I would someday end up in this classic beach town.”


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