It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

Zombie World

John, I have had thoughts of a zombie world too, but pass them off. I think we are better than that. I think this will pass. But not without great consequences. I think this more like the Spanish Flu. It is odd that growing up I only learned this event in passing, an afterthought in […]

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Walks With Barney

The world is pretty chaotic right now. People are afraid, people are desperate. There is a certain end of the world feeling right now. We are suppose to lay low, and when we do go out for necessities, to practice social distancing.  Seems I have been doing that for years. On walks with Barney. It […]

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They Must Have Meaning to Someone

Let me know how it goes with your professional organizer. I might need one. I tend to be mostly ok with letting go of things and I am pretty good these days with not accumulating more. Christmas was kind of depressing shopping for Carter and me too. We just don’t need anything, so what fun […]

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A Sign of Progress

After 75 years University Seafood is closing. I wasn’t a regular customer, but I did go there occasionally for mussels, a Christmas goose or capon. I often passed by the store on my walks through the University District. I loved their neon sign and the fact they had been around so long. But times change […]

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Maybe Tomorrow…

On Friday we woke up to a dense fog shrouding the area. I was to take Barney to the groomer and drove down by the U. The big W at the entrance was engulfed in fog and I thought I should try and photograph it. I dropped on the dog, and thought about grabbing my […]

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I Don’t Have an Audience for This

Sorry Mel.

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Paint the Sky Pink

Did you know that of our five senses, in terms of memory, that sight is our worst? Smell is our best. Something I learned in college when I read Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color. He states that take a color we all are familiar with, like Coke a Cola red and lay out a bunch […]

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I was Here

I have always had a burning desire to make photographs. Even now, after almost 40 years. I love everything about the process, the seeing, the  discovering, then framing and ultimately capturing. And then in processing or as we now call it, editing, seeing if my little caterpillar will become a beautiful butterfly. I have also […]

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The View From Sisko Gallery

On that note, my day here is making prints and cutting mats for my Portfolio III, The Digital Era, 2004 to 2018 project. Just a feel good thing to give me a sense of accomplishment. Then, this afternoon, garden work. The weather is amazing right now and yesterday we took a little road trip to […]

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Dub Me Brilliant

Hey John, Pure and simple, your replacement is probably cheaper. I know the loss stings, it is hard to compete when it all about the bottom line. I am slowly losing my last UW client, largely due to costs. The U hired a couple of full time photogs a few years ago and have been […]

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