Creative: PSPF Day Two

I’m not beyond a shameless plug. Day Two. On the move. Remember in Crocodile Dundee Two when the bad guys are camping and Mick comes running through camp in the middle of the night with a giant snake? You don’t … Read More

Creative: PSPF Day One

This isn’t a normal life, nor is the speed in which the festival sucks you in. Home to car to highway to parking lot to hotel to festival to warp speed. Minutes, seconds. Friends. Scenarios. Deals. Partnerships. Collaborations. Potential. So … Read More

Creative: Off to the Palm Springs Photo Festival

I’m off to Connect 2017 otherwise known as The Palm Springs Photo Festival. If you love photography and love to get photographically wild then you simply must attend. This is unlike any other event in the United States. Just look … Read More

Creative: Leica Gallery Exhibition

So I went to Los Angeles. Most people think I’m in Los Angeles all the time, but that is far from the truth. I avoid LA as much as humanly possible. I can’t handle the traffic, congestion, residue of Hollywood … Read More

Creative: Killing Time in San Francisco

Not really. I dream about killing time, but rarely get the time to do it. I was in San Francisco for work, completed a short portrait session then booked over to The Mission to see some old friends. Creative friends. … Read More

Creative: The Freak Diaries

The swamp is still full of and rising faster by the minute. Okay, after one hundred days it’s apparent we elected a complete buffoon to the office of President. (He might be worse than unboxing videos.) He’s shown he has … Read More

Creative: Blurb Stop

(Sydney based super creative Jess Scully.) I’ve never written much about my visits to Blurb. Not sure why because there is always a lot going on. Cool, talented people doing cool and talented things. Yesterday I was asked to volunteer … Read More

Creative: Finally, a Selfie

Yes, I’m doing selfies now. Lots and lots of selfies. It took me years, and I had to print it first before rephotographing it, so it’s a super slow selfie, but it’s a selfie nonetheless. I am my favorite subject … Read More

Creative: Doodle Time

Postcards going out… I’m trying to make something, create something, write something or print something every single day. Not for any purpose other than making. No attempt to gain fame, audience, following or money. Doodling. Not drooling, DOODLING. Big difference. … Read More

Creative: Newport Journal April 2017

He smelled like cheap cigarettes. He angled too close to my personal space. A screw head. For sure. A younger, tag-along brother with a cell phone blasting Italian TV tunes. But they weren’t Italian. Neighbors most likely. He immediately gets … Read More

Creative: Working In

For the past three years I’ve worked out of my living room. Bright. Breezy, double doors out to the patio, etc. It’s been great. But it doesn’t feel like an office. It feels more open minded. So I made a … Read More

Creative: Dispatch Trailer Idea

Hey Kids, Okay, let me know what you think of this little trailer. Some of you know Frank Jackson. Some of you know my Dispatches series. For those of you who you know that my interviews are long form, something … Read More

Creative: Immunity

I’m not immune to botanicals. Look at the history of photography and you will see massive coverage of things like nudes and botanicals, etc. Sometimes you see the two merged together. I have no idea what possessed me to do … Read More

Creative: Have the Guts

Disclaimer: I think I’m about to purchase a Fuji XT-2 and two lenses. Having said this. You have to have the guts. Now, the definition of guts changes from person to person. The best work I’ve ever done came from … Read More

Creative: Paper Mounts

Downtown. 5th and Broadway. Where old friends meet while new talk from the seat. Sun shards off the sealed frames from above. Class and metal but below is the rush of flesh. There are issues here, like the super-low tide … Read More

Creative: A Question I Can’t Answer

This is a ridiculous post, but the idea was floating around in my melon, so here it is. Can someone shoot film and actually work full-time as a photographer? (Outside of weddings.) I’m disgusted by the idea I’m even asking … Read More

Creative: ESSAY, Issue Three Sneak Peek

Okay, I’m finding my stride. This feels really good now. Ideas, thoughts, test books, prints, experimentations, transgressions, etc. Issue Three, sneak peek. “Notes from California,” which will be an ongoing theme here at Shifter/ESSAY. Single shots, single servings. Journal notes. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue Two

Issue Two Trade Issue Two Magazine I’m not a huge fan of this issue. How is that for a sales pitch? Yep, I said it. I told you I would be honest about my latest self-pub project. I got excited. … Read More