Organic – Revised 2019

When I left Hollywood and Elmi Graphics in 1988 I landed in Kent, Ohio.  I was making soft images at the time using various techniques.  One of those techniques was pin-hole photography, which I call Organic.  I called it Organic because there was nothing artificial, man-made, between the scene and the film. Get it!?  It... Continue Reading →

Retrospective I

As I look back over my 40+ years of taking photographs, I have many different styles.  From studying other photographers, I noticed many have one style or a style that progresses over time.  Maybe my body of work reflects the countless of times I have come back to photography only to find I could not... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon – Rock Walls

These are many of the photographs I took of the rock walls along Bright Angels Creek.  Most of the photographs were taken close to the wall and a few were taken from across the creek.  So much of the rock has silica which makes the image look grainy.  I was fascinated with the variety of... Continue Reading →

Keep Practicing

I find that when I keep practicing, keep taking photographs, I get better.  So what if the subject or composition are not unique.  It's a matter of did you execute the photograph well.  Is the subject interesting and well composed.  Photography to me is fun!  If I'm not exploring where I am by taking photographs,... Continue Reading →

Trunks 2018

Never underestimate the potential of a dreary day. Remember my post “Montana Road Trip II (part 3)“?  I had driven back to Glacier National Park in hopes of catching some autumn color but I was met with a the most dreary day.  It had me very depressed that I would not find anything worth photographing. ... Continue Reading →

Ferns 2018

Remember my post "Montana Road Trip II (part 3)"?  I had driven back to Glacier National Park in hopes of catching some autumn color but I was met with a the most dreary day.  It had me very depressed that I would not find anything worth photographing.  Boy, was I wrong. The super gray lighting... Continue Reading →

Snow Tire

After one of Denver's weekend snows, I went for a walk.  The was fresh enough and the day young enough that only a couple of people left their tracks in the snow.  Someone on one of those mountain bikes with the mega fat tire had broken the trail.  The snow was of the perfect consistency... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon, The Hike Out

Knock-knock, “It’s 5:00” and the door shuts.  For a couple of minutes, I laid there to finish my slumber and to visualize my hike out.  My visit had been nice but I was ready to head back.  Two other dorm mates were getting ready for the 5:30 breakfast so I got up washed, dressed and... Continue Reading →

A Rare Look at the Original Image

I have great respect for painters who take a blank canvas and create wonderful images.  Sometimes I feel photographs and photographers are discounted because "all they do is click the shutter."  So let me confirm that is not how I develop and create my photographs. Many of my photographs only start out with a click. ... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon, Phantom Ranch

My legs, in particular my knees were at their end and turning my hike down the South Kaibab trail into an endurance test.  I had devoured my lunch.  As I advanced forward 50 to 100 yards at a time before needing a rest, I was still a good hour from the Colorado River. I had... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon 2019, The Hike Down

On a whim in early December, 2018 I searched for hotels on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  Usually you have to book hotels at the popular canyon a year in advance.  To my surprise Phantom Ranch which sits at the bottom of the canyon had several nights open.  Wow, Phantom Ranch!  In 1979... Continue Reading →

Race Across America

I recently learned that some friends will be competing in the 2019 Race Across America (RAAM).  This is a 3000 mile bicycle race starting in Oceanside CA and finishing in Annapolis MD.  In 2012 I made a documentary film of four 50+ years old female racers and twelve crew members called Love Sweat & Gears. ... Continue Reading →

Backyard 2018 pt2

Below are the images that first caught my eye in my backyard.  As I mentioned in the previous blog, it was late afternoon after we have came back from the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado.  I'm not sure why I was drawn the these plants but I was. It has taken me several weeks to... Continue Reading →

Composition Lesson – August Lake 1990

“August Lake” was about that quiet early morning hours in northeastern Ohio when fog raises from the warm lake water as the summer nights begin to cool foreshadowing autumn and the end of summer.  I was looking back through my image files and came across the original chrome (aka slide) of “August Lake”.  I first... Continue Reading →

Calabasas 1988

A year before I left LA in 1988, I had the opportunity to photograph some landscapes in Calabasas, CA west of the city.  It was an early summer morning and the fog was lingering.  The fog gave a great quality of light and one I had not photographed before.  I loved it. Interestingly, a year... Continue Reading →

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