Creative: Audio Q&A, Capturing and Preserving

Hello my children. Checking in with another Audio Q&A. This time we talk about capturing and preserving. What’s the best thing about this post? Well clearly it’s that you get to listen to my silky smooth voice. Think Barry White. … Read More

Creative: Cuba Workshop Update Three

Still obsessing about the Cuba workshop. The gear has been sorted, the foundation of a technique is in place and now we wait…. But I wanted to touch on the idea of what this workshop might look like because of … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap

Okay kids, so much has happened since we last spoke. I just slept ten hours. I’m still kinda groggy. The Palm Springs Photo Festival 2018 is now in the books, and I’m now attempting to dig out after being off … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival, Day Three

And then depression set in. There have been brief moments during my “career” that I thought “Hey, I think I’m a decent photographer,” or moments when I thought “I think I just made something good.” But then I went to … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival, Day Two

The earthquake, 4.6, woke me up at 4:49. Entire hotel was swaying and the noise that comes with these babies will definitely get your attention. So, out of bed at 6AM and up the mountain behind the museum. Dust, rock … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival, Day One

It’s not really day one. Yesterday was day one, but the “soft” day one is a slow burn ramp up to the “real” day one, which is today. Confused yet? Last night was also the opening reception which was PACKED, … Read More

Creative: Cuba Workshop Update Two

So I’m scheduled to teach in Cuba in December of this year. Havana and the countryside are the two main areas of focus. Personally, I wouldn’t care if we were only going to the airport. I’d still want to go. … Read More

Creative: American Backyard

Pay attention to this one. From time to time, a project comes along that makes me stop and take notice. From time to time, that same project comes along in Blurb book form and this REALLY makes me stop and … Read More

Creative: Content is not Photography

Had an interesting conversation with a colleague at Blurb. She is a full-time writer but has a passion for photography that rivals anyone working today. In fact, she thinks about photography in a far more complex and in depth way … Read More

Creative: Flaunt, Winter 2018

Once again Nick Tauro Jr. is running up the score on the rest of us. He is. No way around it. Shoot, edit, sequence, print, sell. This time with the Flaunt, Winter 2018 You could call this a book, or … Read More

Creative: Screening, Forever B

The Newport Beach Film Festival is quietly stirring. My wife met a filmmaker who has a picture included in the event. Yesterday was the screening. We were on hand to take a peak. I didn’t know anything about the film, … Read More

Creative: Art from a Neighbor

The doorbell rings. I open it but don’t see anyone till I look down. And there stands a tiny, neighbor girl who reaches out with an envelope and says “Hi, I’m going around the neighborhood giving out art.” She fidgets … Read More

Creative: Super Dynamite

It’s been a LONG while since I’ve photographed this little bugger. He’s not so little now. I found this print while looking for some sleeves. Just looking at this print brought back so many memories. When he was tiny, and … Read More

Creative: Letter from MTN

One of the most creative people I know. Michael Napper. Always an inspiration, and someone who has really pushed me to try new things, keep writing letters and even buy a minidisc recorder at one point. Talk about a genius! … Read More

Creative: Death Valley with Kodak TMAX 3200

This was my emulsion of choice for many years. I first learned about this film back in early 1990’s when I was a photojournalism student at the University of Texas. TRI-X was the most popular film, but I quickly fell … Read More

Creative: The Journal

This is how I use the FujiRoid. In some ways this work is actually the most important work I do, but consider this before you go judging. I don’t do ANYTHING with my photography. Haven’t for years, so not like … Read More

Creative: Teaching in Cuba

Cuban Juan Reyes teaching me about horses. Wyoming 1977. Juan is the “R” in MR Angus Ranch. As many of you know, I’m returning to the teaching realm with stops at The Palm Springs Photo Festival in May as well … Read More

Creative: Leica + TMZ, Why?

11×14, warm tone, 300g, photo rag As most of you know, I like my Fuji cameras. I really do. The first digital system I’ve enjoyed using. And I’ll keep using it. In fact I’m heading out this weekend, and I’m … Read More