I Can Pretend I am in Paris, n’est Pas?

I Can Pretend I am in Paris, n’est Pas?

I had a chat the other night about suppression of desires. And I told my friend I really couldn’t tell if that was what I was doing or that I truly didn’t miss travel and such. I said I would like to dine out more, but that was about it. He consoled me by saying that I lived in such…
You Can’t Save Them All

You Can’t Save Them All

I went looking for an image to add to my website. I was working on the Humans folio and wanted a color portrait from the 1990s. I thought of the sessions I did in Paris in May of 1999. I also thought of Rose, one of the models I worked with. I think she was a dancer. She had a…
Ancient Photo Material

Ancient Photo Material

Polaroid Works The camera itself was not that expensive. But all the stuff you needed to go with it added up quick. Especially the lenses. They could cost up to $2500 each or more, depending on their quality and you would need at least 3 different ones. It's funny, but those lenses are not so expensive these days, but that…
Snubbed

Snubbed

Attached is the historic “I almost missed this shot” from opening night of Benaroya Hall in September of 1998. Another funny story about this image. The Symphony put out a nice book about the process of building Benaroya. Lots of old photos, lot of new photos and this image was the center spread image. I didn’t know about the book…
Just Another Body Part

Just Another Body Part

I suppose I have seen it all more or less. But then I have been in photography and the arts in general for about 50 years. I did my undergraduate work in graphic design and  my masters in photography and along the way studied a gazillion hours of art history. The big debate in the subject of the nude was always…
Warm and Fuzzy

Warm and Fuzzy

I think yes, that when I arrived in Seattle in 1984 I had already settled into a look as it were, a way of working. I loved black and white, shot a lot of infrared and in general was interested in the pictorial tradition or warm and fuzzy as I call it. And of course I was interested in the…
Particularly Magical

Particularly Magical

Hi,  Got your text and saw your FB post this morning. Neither are my preferred method of communication, so I write from here. I am glad you are finally reading Four Seasons in Rome. Charming little easy read. According to Amazon I bought  my first copy in September of 2007, right before I went to Rome for my first time.…
And Yet I Ruminate

And Yet I Ruminate

I guess the gilding the lily thing kind gets me and plays into my psyche a bit. The feeling of being criticized for doing something well. And wondering why? It also touches on a lot of old issues about whether I was a fine artist or a commercial artist? I am both, but am I good at both or merely…
Barely Worn Shoes

Barely Worn Shoes

That’s interesting about her. I always knew she was quirky and carved her own path in life. But I always admired her for that. That she was able to do what she wanted to do in life and live life on her terms, even if it meant living modestly and as you say, off the grid. I hope whoever is…