Blurb Tips 0001 Forget What You Know

I would have never made a series of twenty books, all costing $2.49 per, had I followed what the industry and tradition told me to do. Forget what you know and start over with a clear and open mind.

Listen: Portland Span

Portland. Oregon not Maine. Industrial. Sunny, yes sunny. Blast furnace heat. A walk along the river. The sounds of transportation which seem to dominate our citified, migrated population. Cities are loud damnit. Here’s proof.

Listen: What is Art? Joey Skibel

I screwed up the audio on this one. Was bound to happen at some point, but I remember what Joey said because it was a different take. I’m both paraphrasing and quoting him. What is art? “That’s a very intense … Read More

Just Listen: Art Brewer, What is Art?

Considered the “Dean of surf photography” Art Brewer is truly one of the legends of wave riding world. For over fifty-years Brewer had documented surfing and surf culture as well as a myriad of other things, people and places. Here’s … Read More

Just Listen: What is Art? Jeff Johnson

I’m going to release the interview I did with Jeff in the coming days, but wanted to hit you with the art take first. For those of you who don’t know, Jeff works for Patagonia and is a photographer, filmmaker, … Read More

Just Listen: Portland Bridge

I don’t like heights. I walked across another bridge earlier in the day and literally felt like my insides were going to liquify. It’s not pretty. An unease that is so unique in my experience, but underneath I’m TOTALLY fine … Read More

Just Listen: Newport Beach

I really don’t enjoy photographing in Southern California, at least not compared to the majority of other places I travel, but when I do find myself with an urgent need to expose something I head to the pier. The pier … Read More

Just Listen: Reid Callanan, What is Art?

Reid Callanan is the founder and director of The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, one of the legendary institutions in photography. I sat down with Reid to talk life, photography, travel, education and yes, art. Stay tuned for an upcoming hour-long … Read More

Just Listen: Marc Silber, What is Art?

Believe it or not, there are people who love photography even more than I do. There are quite a few, thankfully, and Marc Silber is one of these people. How does he feel about art? Just listen. This image was … Read More

Just Listen: Whiskey and Walter

This should give you a taste of what my house is like today. I’ve completely lost control. Neither of these animals are mine, but they are both here and in complete control. Whiskey, the cat, and Walter the dog. The … Read More

Just Listen: Phil Chipman, What is Art?

Phil Chipman is my neighbor. Retired engineer. Guitar player, surfer, artist and building of things like an electric car. Yes, he built an electric car in his garage. I wish I could bottle his energy and airdrop it on art … Read More

JUST LISTEN: What is Art? Michael Robinson Chavez

Michael Robinson Chavez is living proof of the quality of work that emerges from the modern, newspaper journalism world. Not to mention he’s just a cool guy to be around. His piece on “La Riconada,” the highest city in the … Read More

JUST LISTEN: St. Thomas

It goes like this. Ship to line. Line to bus. Bus to destination. Fun. Destination to bus. Bus to line. Line to ship. More fun. The Tropics are so seductive. When you cut through the tourism angle you are left … Read More

Just Listen: What is Art? Paul Gero

Paul Gero is a long time friend. Photographer. Reformed journalist, but you can still see that life bubble up when he makes portraits and films. Sponsored by Sony now.

JUST LISTEN: Porterville, California

If you haven’t been to the California Central Valley, well, I’m not sure what to say. You’ve been there. I’m sure of it, but perhaps not physically. You’ve eaten it. Fruit, vegetables, you know that stuff that grows out of … Read More

JUST LISTEN: Somewhere in the Caribbean

Right outside my window. A rescue bird. The thick portal glass masks the rotor wash. Almost like I’ve lost my hearing. There is an elegance to the operation. It’s beautiful actually. And then, in the midst of a tourist minefield … Read More