National Camera Day 2020

National Camera Day was actually yesterday, but I had a full schedule to work on, thus while taking notice, I had to defer writing anything about it. In thinking about it this morning, I realized that this might be an opportunity or a two-fer, part illustrating my favorite film rig in action and second riffing... Continue Reading →

Purple Fringe

A quick shout-out about my discovery of purple fringe and what to do about controlling it, which is not to be confused with the song Purple Rain. Although humming Purple Rain while working on this digital manifestation I find does seem to help reduce stress. As a black and white film photographer who has incorporated digital color... Continue Reading →

Preparing a print for a new home

I am in the midst of preparing one of my Bewilderment photographic prints for a new home, courtesy of Los Angles Center of Photography's (LACP) Artsy.net exhibition this month, which runs through June 30th, that I announced earlier. This is one of five of the smaller print versions, image size is 7" x 8-3/4" floating on a... 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 →

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 →

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