Military munitions may be present…

At the start of this year everybody in my neighborhood received an ominous packet from the Department of the Army, Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The letter from the U.S. Army, as well as the enclosed pamphlet, were printed in both English as well as Spanish reminding everyone that we... Continue Reading →

Winter run off – Oso Creek

It was a sunny morning today, so with mask & hat in tote, I took my camera for a walk down in to Arroyo Trabuco, which is where the Oso Creek runs through, as it meanders down from the Angeles Forest and eventually into the Pacific Ocean. My purpose was to take a different photograph... Continue Reading →

Photo Creativity 101 – the 10-minute rule

Have you ever gone out to take photographs, whether to the beach, park, or just a walk around the block and come back and realize that for all that time you spent, you did not take one single photograph? You might be thinking you have photographers-block, similar to writers-block or artist-block; encountering a blank slate... Continue Reading →

Hope during a pandemic

I have been venturing out a little bit more recently; mask, hat and all. The weather here in Southern California has been beautiful recently, while this morning we had some coastal fog that did not burn off until about 10am. An ideal morning for taking my camera for a walk (regretfully we do not have... Continue Reading →

Selfie of a photographic artist

A homage to Molly McCall. While reviewing her Momento Vivere portfolio last year, she had created one image, Dissolved, that has really stayed with me. So while getting my eyes checked out earlier this year just as the pandemic was starting to break, I had to have this eye correction gear on to confirm that... Continue Reading →

Earth Day 2020

When thinking of Earth Day, the poetic photograph above as a metaphor for what Earth Day represents for me always seems to come to mind. This was captured in the spring of 2006 and has all of the elements of hope for an Earth Day narrative: trees budding representing a new life, running water as... Continue Reading →

Hope (during an ongoing pandemic)

Thus my fifth in a series of diptych mini-posters (fourth, Dreaming was published here), and this one reaffirms my hope for the future. I am one of those positive guys who looks for silver linings and attempts to make lemonade when handed lemons. Okay, we also have a really great lemon tree in the backyard that... Continue Reading →

Dreaming (during a pandemic)

With the rough edit completed for my China project I am starting to attempt to resume a normal life...during a pandemic. sigh. Thus my fourth self-affirmation diptych mini-poster (third was published here) about a subject that seems to come up often for me, dreaming about what I might be doing when everything gets back to normal.... Continue Reading →

China rough edit completed

I am a bit compulsive and even when I have few other things to do, I still deferred to work on the rough edit of this body of work. Which is now done. Whew! So the final tally is 190 photographs winnowed down from the original 4,000 photographs I made while in China. Not all... Continue Reading →

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