Because it’s What I Do

Because it’s What I Do

Tyler, Thanks again for the beautiful prints. They really are special. But this print making stuff is kind of like a drug to me. There’s that initial rush that you get when you first produce them, and then the crash when I realize that probably no one cares but me, and have I wasted time and materials. I never used…
Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Hey Sarah, I thought of you today, several times actually, on rather diverse levels. But all intertwined. I was reading the paper this morning and a section fell out that spoke to holiday planning and food. One such foodie tidbit was cheesy little shortbread crackers. And I thought of Susan and the CSF holiday get together that won’t happen this…
Perhaps I am insane

Perhaps I am insane

Or I just have too much time on my hands. It started with SAM and Jody’s request for new work.  I gave her 3 prints of Japanese Koi. One I had a print, 2 copies of it in fact. But when I went to look for them, they were hiding and not together either. Being a big prints, I have…
Now and Then…Turning 60 – Part 2

Now and Then…Turning 60 – Part 2

I recently acquired my high school year book portrait taken in 1970. Back then the portrait studio made black and white prints and hand painted them, as that the norm of the day. The poor man's color portrait, as I always called them, since they were cheaper than color processes of that time. The irony is, that, if made properly,…
Looking for River Rocks

Looking for River Rocks

That was great fun yesterday. I don't know why I don't do more stuff like that more often. Thank you for introducing me to a new part of the planet. And so close too. My rocks weighed around 200 pounds... No wonder my shoulder ached. Once the sun came out of the fog, the late afternoon mountain light was very…
Light in the South

Light in the South

I know it wasn't a trip to the deep south, but Virginia and North Carolina are still the south to me, a boy from Ohio. We traveled back roads to Farmville and Jettersville and everywhere we looked was a site of civil war battlefield. I know it is not much different than other rural areas in America, but it felt…
Roma: The color of morning  26 August 2011

Roma: The color of morning 26 August 2011

It is about the evolution of the photographic image. Unlike our memories, the photographic image can be precise in rendering details and information. I try to make images that more closely match our memories, which fade over time, details become diffused. Our memories are usually way better than any photograph we can make. So I push my images to be…