Creative: Cover Design, Same Image

I’ve done cover design posts before, but I think this one is a good one. At least a good visual post. I created this post because I see a lot of bad covers coming through the Blurb network.(I see plenty … Read More

Creative: Using Templates

When I give talks and people ask about “tips and tricks” for putting your work in print the FIRST thing I always stay is START NOW. RIGHT NOW. TODAY. Create a default size publication, whether that be a 20-page Photobook … Read More

Creative: Loop, Flemming Bo Jensen

Most of you know FBJ. Jedi, partially deaf former DJ, photographer and man in perpetual motion. From time to time when the warp drive is broken he slows down long enough to print something.(Perhaps based on my shameless hounding of … Read More

Creative: From the Journal, Burbank

Dad is wearing loafers. Wealthy. The daughter somewhat lost but lives here in Burbank, or nearby, but is struggling to find herself. She wants to be an artist, but doesn’t need to suffer because of the safety net. She’s had … Read More

Creative: What? Can’t Hear You

So after my Blurb Q&A post I got several questions about the audio rig I was using. That same post had a photo at the end that showed my old rig and the new one. But, I’ve broken that out … Read More

Creative: The Fuji File Three

Yep, I took a selfie. In my own defense it was during test mode. Trying to figure out what all the buttons on the XT2 are actually for. Do you know this camera has autofocus? Wow, news to me. So … Read More

Creative: A Special Moment

I was invited on an early morning boat trip down the coast. The reason for the trip was very personal and not something I want to share here, but I do want to share a few of the images. I … Read More

Creative: Blurb Q&A 001

Okay folks a little change in the lineup here, just to keep in tradition with the ongoing World Series. I attempted a Vlog. I did. One attempt, one day and quickly realized I could never stomach the idea of filming … Read More

Creative: The Hollow of the Hand

Thanks to my friend Larry for sending this baby my way. My new favorite photography book. You might know musician/poet PJ Harvey, but you might not know photographer Seamus Murphy, but you really, really should. She’s been killing it for … Read More

Creative: First Blurb Layflat Sample

Fellow Passengers, Blurb now has layflat. You asked for it. Here it is. Now go forth and prosper, or better yet, do a test book and see how this new format fits your visual, tangible world. That’s what I did. … Read More

Creative: The Sickness Returns

Yes I own a tripod. Yes I have blue laces. Deal with it. A funny thing happened the other day. I was up north exploring, scouting, looking for images and suddenly I felt like I wanted to make good photographs … Read More

Creative: New Mexico Scouting

Scouting for what? Hmm. Roads for cycling. Hikes. Photographs. New friends. Adventure. The arch enemy of boredom.(I can’t remember being bored in my entire adult life.) I know what you are thinking. “Man, Milnor is full of shit.” You are … Read More

Creative: Dan Winters at Art Center

I swear that is Matrix code above his head. Dan Winters. Photographer. Yet calling him this, or giving him this title, comes up short. Yes, he’s a photographer and one of the best, most important working today but he is … Read More

Creative: Nate Matos Zines

Yes, yes, yes, I’ve written about Nate Matos many times, but he’s the only Nate I know so I’m going to keep going until he is dead. And, he’s really, really good. He keeps MAKING THINGS. This new series is … Read More

Creative: Anatomy of Mood

Three images shot within two minutes of one another. Bing, bang, boom. Rain, night, artifacts. A lone camera and lens. Light and composition. This is actually the kind of photography I find myself doing more than anything else, which is … Read More

Creative: Notes from a Photographer Lunch

I don’t know if there is any better use of photography than this little sample. Two of my favorite people in the world. Kent Hall behind the camera, delivering us this little beauty, and Michael Napper on the right of … Read More

Creative: Update from Mom

I sent this photograph to my mother and this is what came back. Unedited. (I’m lazy.) I think my first grade picture. There was no kindergarten. Miss Mosher was my teacher. I remember something disappeared from someones desk. Miss Mosher … Read More

Creative: Blurb as Promo

I’m not entirely sure how many promotional pieces I created during my photography career but I’m guessing it was somewhere between fifty and one hundred. I’ve saved some but many are long lost to the annals of my tragic, flawed … Read More