Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Five

The people you encounter on the way. So much of this experience is just that. Moments, glancing verbal blows. Making time and slowing down to LISTEN. Writing, taking notes, and recording as much as possible then sharing those items to … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, What Have We Learned?

The odometer for Road Trip 2021 ticks past 3000 miles. Sixteen states, high heat, higher humidity, and the pulse of a culture in decline? No, but perhaps “recline” is an appropriate description. What have we learned? What are the questions … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Four

Nothing changes up the day quite like a shark spotting. Miles away but the white pointer does what he or she pleases and us lower on the food chain must scramble to find a Plan B. Such is life in … Read More

Create: Books I Love, City of Regrets

For some unknown reason, as a kid growing up in South Texas and Wyoming I was fascinated by the Middle East and particularly what was happening in Lebanon. The factions fighting, the city caught in the middle, the history and … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Three

Pain. Suffering. Self-induced misery. Why oh why is this so much a part of my life? Why do I need it? Why do I want it? What purpose does it serve? And how does it impact the creative side of … Read More

Create: Question & Answer 24

Well hello, my long-lost friends. It’s me again. Like a bad penny dolling out random advice based on real-life experience, emotional and haste. Sit down, strap in and take off the parking brake. Thank you to everyone who sent questions. … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode Two

Water. The wet world has been an integral part of my life since my early days. Going on the road allows for a wide range of water encounters. Paddle, swim, surf, fish, and more. Water has a personality, a look, … Read More

Create: Notes on Photography 11

This picture reminds of the movie Sicario but has nothing to do with the border, the drug war, or anything bad for that matter. But the feel is what leads me. Welcome to my world and welcome to my brain. … Read More

Create: AG23 Contributor Series, Hannah Kozak

“This is not about me, this is about my mother.” This is one reason I love Hannah Kozak. She puts story above her own fame and has the tenacity to see things through. Hannah began shooting at a very early … Read More

Create: Road Trip 2021, Episode One

Episode One: Eight days in with thirty more on the horizon. Eleven states, traffic jams, and friends and family. Sticking fingers, face masks, and the rolling hills of Middle America. Heat, humidity, and bugs enough for your wildest dreams. Pit … Read More

Create: Notes on Photography 10

Torn between two lovers. Normally when I edit I know very quickly what I want. Most of the time I know when I make a picture but sometimes I fool myself into thinking I have all the answers. I don’t. … Read More

Create: Slack Tide

I am always on the lookout for intelligent uses of print, especially in the Digital Age, because I am a true believer in ink on paper. Enter Alex Palumbo. Photographer, filmmaker, printer of this and that and kind enough to … Read More

Create: Books I Love, Areoglyphic

The single most unique Blurb user I have ever discovered is Chloe Ferres. Australian. Dual-threat. Photography and design among many, many other things I’m sure she is skilled at. Her ability to design unique publications is truly something to behold, … Read More

Create: Question & Answer 23

Hello, my friends. Back with another Q&A because you keep asking solid questions. And for this, I need to thank you. I’ve been incredibly busy over the past few weeks so my YouTube output has been lower than normal. Thanks … Read More

Create: Commutes 1&2

Ross Evertson is one of those annoying characters who can do both photography and design. And just to rub it in he also knows print. Ross is a large man. Not overweight just large. But his photography is what I … Read More

Create: Notes on Photography 9

Peru haunts me. In the best possible way. Many of you know my love affair with all things Latin America and Peru is a relationship I just can’t break. Peru is so complex, whether it be the cuisine or the … Read More

Create: The Murray Smith Box

This box came in the mail and I’m still trying to figure it out. And I mean that in the best way. I was going to title this post “Recapitulations,” as that is one of the included publications but that … Read More

Create: Birds

Check out this take on our feathered friends. Boom. Mathieu Chiasson is to thank for this magazine. Very interesting use of type as well as a matched or paired use of design and images. I for one have an entirely … Read More