Create: Q&A Episode 007

Let us not forget the reality that having the time to discuss photography and bookmaking is a complete luxury. A lot of folks on this planet of ours are simply trying to survive. Food, water, shelter. What f-stop never plays … Read More

Create: Notes on Layouts, Episode 002

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why my exposure changes when the camera is set to manual. Yes, I am technologically challenged, but no matter. You will get the point. Notes on Layouts, Episode 002. I am working … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 046

Do you hate carob as much as I do? Well then, come on in. Settle in for a long ride. This week brings us views on the fleeing tech scum, my personal and near-perpetual tech woes, the border, filmmaking, Howard … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 045

Well hello again. A packed week of heroes, villains, and this and that. Let’s start with eWaste, fake news vs real, my new tech issues (hilarious) college football, Iran, potential sedition charges, films I love, the fall of boxing, and … Read More

Create: Everyday Expedition Episode 003

Journal Entry: December 5th, 2020 Bosque del Apache, New Mexico 26° My goal on this expedition was to photograph Sandhill cranes at their wintering grounds of Bosque del Apache in Southern New Mexico. The movie clip came via text message … Read More

Create: Response to a Young Photographer

Hey kids. I received an email from a budding young photographer asking about ideas, projects, and photography itself. Like George Bush Jr., I was a total mess until I was about forty, so anytime a young person reaches out I … Read More

Create: Books I Love, Telex Iran

One of my most memorable moments in photography was meeting Gilles Peress. This meeting came late in my career, but as you will see and hear, my initiation to Gilles and his work goes back to the very beginnings of … Read More

Create: iPhone 12, Buyer Beware (for now)

I cover this in my upcoming podcast but if you are considering upgrading to the iPhone 12 I would seriously consider waiting. I lease my phones and when I got the email I was eligible for the upgrade to iPhone … Read More

Create: Learning to See Winter

There are times when I try to do nothing. Just stop and stare. What is happing in my immediate vicinity? What am I missing? What can I learn? We now live in a location with four distinct seasons. And winter … Read More

Create: The Photographic Big Three

In my humble opinion. Yes, I’m just ONE guy with ONE opinion but when I look at the work that most inspires me, none of which is my own, I see consistencies in those frames and pages. Light, timing, and … Read More

Create: VanLife Episode 003

My brother-in-law cut my hair. He has no formal training. I have to temper my expectations. With very limited creative time I can sometimes trick myself into thinking I can do more than I actually can. This recent road trip … Read More

Create: Mic Warmington

Mic has been busy. You might remember another publication from him just a few short weeks ago. The pandemic means different things to different people. For me, more conference calls and spreadsheets than ever before, but far less creative work. … Read More

Create: Spanish Steps, Andrew Townsend

I run. Kinda. A lot of people run. And then you have people like Andrew Townsend who runs thousands of miles a year. I cycle thousands of miles a year but frankly can’t imagine running the same distance. Spanish Steps … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 044

Back again, this time with a “C++” rated grand showcase of my wit and unrelenting talent. We hit the standard hero the week, add a new category of “Scum of the Week,” and then transcend decency with twelve new points … Read More

Create: I’ve Been Known

My wife and I are watching the AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire.” We love it. The beginnings of the tech world unfolding in front of us. Remember the “Commodore 64?” I do. Well, it gets full billing in this … Read More

Create: Drive-by….

Living in Los Angeles was fun while it lasted. Crowded, pretentious, phony, pricey, and absolutely polluted. I lived in the city proper for five years before pulling the plug. One day it was doable and the next I felt every … Read More

Create: For What It’s Worth Episode 043

Well, well, well. Long time no see. This episode is a rambling mess but my dedication, hero of the week, is reason to listen by itself. We hit new camera gear, the idea of Trump going to jail (not likely … Read More

Create: Analog Throwback

Sweet Jesus. Cross-processed Fuji 100f from the Ace of Spades at Salton Sea. As they say, all good things come to an end. Oh, and 645 format no less. Pentax. With its BEAUTIFUL full rebate data collection offering. Man do … Read More