A Chapel inside the Cathedral

Visiting Yosemite Valley in mid-winter is like leaving California and going to a place with it’s own weather, culture and society. Inside this snow globe village is a tiny chapel – a sentinel among the endless height of the granite spires and cathedral-like walls that embrace the valley from all sides.


Photography Presentation at Sierra Club of Los Angeles

The Sierra Club of Los Angeles will be hosting photographer Ian Shive this coming February 11, 2007, for a journey through some of Ian’s images from California and around the world. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Details are below.

February 11, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Felicia Mahood Center
11338 Santa Monica Boulevard @ Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, California
**venue is two blocks west of the 405 freeway


Channel Islands Invertebrate

While working on one of my first major photography/motion picture projects in the Channel Islands in California, I took an afternoon swim in a kelp forest with my Canon 5D and underwater housing and spent 30-minutes dancing along the open ocean with this beautiful jellyfish.  I managed to get a variety of fun images of these alien-looking creatures.jellyfish 

California Salmon Run

Today I began shooting underwater on a small creek in Northern California where the annual salmon migration has gotten underway. It was an amazing feeling  as these enormous salmon thrust their bodies upstream, often moving around my legs. Their purpose was unified and without doubt as these determined creatures made their journey upstream.

salmon swimming upriver

Many salmon die along the way due to the struggle
dead salmon

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Ian Shive at EcoNouveau

Kicking off Los Angeles’ Fashion Week, Ian Shive Photography exhibited photos at the environmentally conscious runway show EcoNouveau. The evening was a fascinating mix of interviews, artwork and eco-friendly fashion.


Ian Shive and Musician Ryan Merchant

The Fashion Runway

The Exhibit