Create: Avoid my Mistakes

I’m back with another YouTube film. I thought about this film for a long while before I actually created it. I’ve made SO many mistakes in my career. As you will see, I mention a few here but there are … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 017

I just can’t stop doing these things. A few weeks ago someone asked me about audience feedback and how it shapes what I do. I said “I’ve never done anything with the audience in mind.” (This triple applies to my … Read More

Create: Terra Firma Newsletter

One of my favorite writers, and New Mexico local, Courtney White started a newsletter. Yes, there may or may have been some badgering but he would have done this with or without me hoping he would. It doesn’t matter where … Read More

Create: Catchlight Retreat

Okay, time for a recap. I am just home from the Catchlight Retreat. For those of you interested in photography, storytelling, new media, and intellectually provocative learnings, well, you should know Catchlight. A few names of note to take away … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 016

Back again with a quick hit before I board a plane for other destinations. We have our weekly hero, a look at corporate media in the two-party era, my new camera (again), an AG23 update and the demise of the … Read More

Create: Why it Works

Welcome to my new Youtube series. Wait, you didn’t know I was a YouTube darling? Did you not get the memo? It’s true. I’m trending, I can feel it. I’ve dabbled with this concept for years but will now focus … Read More

Create: Una Pura Verdad

An old film by an old friend. There are a fair number of new people on this site, and this is something I wasn’t sure people knew about but wanted them to see. This project is now ongoing once again. … Read More

Create: Journal Test

I’ve made hundreds of books with the Blurb system. And many with Magcloud as well. And now that I think about it, I’ve been making books and magazines since 1996. I’ve used dozens of platforms. None of which were perfect … Read More

Create: Interview with Musea

My bud Michael came through New Mexico and asked me to sit for an interview. I think he did a beautiful job not only with the filmmaking but also with the questions he asked. All relevant in my mind. Michael … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 015

Too many topics to cover in one podcast. Far too many. There are so many interesting, repulsive, idiotic and miraculous things happening it is impossible to NOT comment. So let’s get started. Politics? Yes, briefly but it’s mandatory at this … Read More

Create: Interview

I just did another interview. I do a fair amount of these things. I enjoy doing them. I think I MIGHT have something relevant to add, otherwise I would not do them. When someone asks I have to question myself … Read More

Create: Hannah Kozak

I have a great appreciation for tenacity. I think many folks who get into photography thinking it will be a career don’t understand just how bad you need to want it, especially in today’s market. I’ve known Hannah Kozak for … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 014

A great episode this week, at least I think so but I might be the only person listening to this. I just never tire of my own voice. Anyway, we hit on a political opportunity for the Republican party, the … Read More

Create: Catchlight Print Sale and Event

Okay, for those of you who are new to my site this is a very specific event and a specific group I want to bring your attention to. I’ve spent far too much time discussing the differences between the online … Read More

Create: Photographing Family

I’m a filmmaker now. Did I mention this before? Yep, it’s official. Get my name on those shortlists. “And the Oscar goes to….Uncle Danno.” I’m slowly getting my sealegs when it comes to technique. I’m a long way from anywhere … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 013

I’m giving myself a “C” on this one, but it’s done so there’s that. A lot going on right now so plenty to discuss. We discuss a new hero, two actually. We talk revisionist history, amateur vs professional photography, a … Read More

Create: Issuing a Challenge

Okay, creative types. I am a firm believer that being a creative isn’t about the actual genre you practice. Maybe you define yourself as a photographer, painter, illustrator, designer, etc. But to me, you are far more than that. You … Read More

Create: The Importance of Print

I was fortunate. I came up in photography during a slower time. There were real budgets, no Internet, no mobile phones smaller than a toaster oven and let us not forget the innocence of the pager. Print was the focal … Read More