Divert to Paris

Divert to Paris

I tend to save ticket stubs and other bits of ephemera, like boarding passes. Not collect them really, but rather stuff them into pockets of whatever coat or jacket I may have been wearing at the time and leave them there. Last week I was wearing my black linen jacket on a photo shoot and when I went to put…
Because Sometimes it’s Nice to Get a Pat on the Back

Because Sometimes it’s Nice to Get a Pat on the Back

Hi Mel, Thanks so much for your speedy reply, and for permission to use these awesome photos! I especially liked the one in the library with the "sun" glasses.  :-)       With regard to our school program, we have started a new nonprofit foundation (UnityWorks) and recently launched a pilot program in Yakima, starting with 4 schools - including Davis High.…
Then You Remember Why it Came to an End

Then You Remember Why it Came to an End

Just saying hello,   Seems like forever since we chatted. Everything ok in you world? Lavelle asked me about processing some photos and said they were working with a different designer. That you had things to take care of. Is everything ok? I hope so. We last chatted around the time of your sister’s death and I hope the sadness…
9 September 2013

9 September 2013

Nicolette, So nice to meet with you yesterday and share my work with you. Had I known more about you, I might have prepared a different presentation. The fine art world has always been my passion, but it has been the worlds of commerce and academia that have supported that passion over the years. But it was a pleasant surprise…
Fundación Valparaíso

Fundación Valparaíso

Mel In Spain, summer 1994 20 years ago today I step off a plane in Madrid in a jet lagged stupor. I had never traveled abroad and it was all so foreign to me. And to think it almost didn't happen. In 1993, the then directors of Fundación Valparaíso were visiting their son who lived in Seattle at the time. To…