Photo: Ashley Beliveau

Photo: Ashley Beliveau

I am a musician & amateur photographer born and raised in Southern California. Way back in 1988 I joined the group No Doubt, playing guitar & co-writing songs. We made six albums and toured much of the world, performing live until 2015. In the early 2000’s I produced two Matt Costa records - “Songs We Sing” and “Unfamiliar Faces.” Also from 2015-2017 I played guitar and co-wrote the music in a band called Dreamcar - we made an album and played some shows across North America. I’m proud of all the musical stuff I’ve done. What a great trip it’s been!

I’ve always been fascinated with how tools interact with art. For example how a guitar plus a chain of effect pedals work together to make a unique sound, which in turn inspires a riff or melody. I feel the same about creating sonic textures with microphones & compressors in a recording studio. Same for lenses and software in photography.

Throughout my life, I was often the guy holding some random camera, snapping pictures of everyone & everything. Finally last year I got a nice DSLR, then spent a couple months on YouTube learning how to actually use it, and now I’m obsessed with photography! I’m definitely a work in progress and I’ll keep adding more photos and stories here over time. Thanks for having a look.