Turning 60

Turning 60

I recently passed my 60th birthday and have felt compelled to say something. It seems that the build up to it caused more consternation then was warranted, but never the less I thrashed around  and around that I was some how getting old. Of course I am. I thought more about my work more than anything. It seems that since…
Independence Day

Independence Day

Like many 4th of Julys in Seattle, it is cool and gray at the moment. But there is the promise of sun latter. A year ago this week I was in Ohio, visiting my mom. She had just got out of the hospital and was in rehab. It was a tough week. She wasn't doing very well, though we had…
Because it looks like Science

Because it looks like Science

I have a field day in science labs. All kinds of beakers and test tubes and hand written notes and formulas on white boards and note pads. After the portrait session is over with the science guys, I get to make pretty pictures that say, important things happen here. Or not, maybe they are just pretty pictures. But they are…
Rome, a beginning and an end

Rome, a beginning and an end

From 2007 to 2011 I spent late August to early September in the very hot and muggy city of Rome. My mission was to teach photography to design students from the University of Washington. I tried to instill in them my love for the medium and encouraged them to explore the rich cultural landscape of Italy, and make pictures that…
In a simple world

In a simple world

Some days I get up and wonder what to do today. There is nothing pressing on the calendar, lunch with a friend. That's it really. Yes, there are a million things I should be doing or ¬†working on. But I read the paper, have a second cup of tea...take little Barney for a walk. I come to the studio and…
In 1983

In 1983

I lived in Athens, Ohio. I was going to grad school, working on an MFA in photography. I did not have a clue as to what the future held. And I am sure back then I would have never imagined I am where I am now. I do believe I am doing better than I would have thought. But who's…
In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

At some point in their young lives, most photographers were given a camera or allowed to play with one. I was no exception as I dabbled with a camera in high school. I took photos for the high school year book even. But it wasn't until I was in college that I discovered the joy and power of the photographic…