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: 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: 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

JUST LISTEN: St. Maarten

This is what you think the Caribbean sounds like. Rightly so. Walking. Sandy and hot. Murals and more sand. I’m a black and white guy but sometimes the color is nice.Caribbean art work is explosive.

Just Listen: Jeff Frost on Art

The Wildman stopped by the house. I caught him in a reflective moment then ambushed him with the eternal question,”What is art?” He was game and gave a very interesting response.

Just Listen: San Francisco, Bay Waves

This place is so much about the surrounding water. This water is foreboding. This water takes what it wants. San Francisco surprised me at first, coming from years in Southern California. San Francisco isn’t LA, isn’t ANYTHING LA. San Francisco … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Singer

These streets are littered with performers. San Francisco is one of those places that breeds creativity but also unpredictability. Music binds us as human beings. Just another case in point.

Just Listen: San Francisco, Metal Gate

Kent and I doing what we do. Wander. Shoot. Record. The city seems endless when you work this way. No story, sometimes drawn by light or moments and other times by echoes, punctuations or announcements. We should be so fortunate … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Blue Angels

Fleet Week. Mixed emotions. Some vent their hate while others stand and marvel. What I take from this is the miracle of the machines and the skill of the pilots. I view from high above the city and my mind … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco, Jackhammer

A friend calls “Hey, a friend of a friend is having a party at the top of such and such a building.” I leave a seminar early to make it. These perspectives give you the real idea of what cities … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco Ventilation

Downtown areas are dead zones of crushed ambient, room-tone nothingness. Our brains teach us to block it out, but when you listen for it you just can’t believe how much noise there really is. Downtown San Francisco is no different.

Just Listen: San Francisco Sidewalk

San Francisco is such an interesting city, but a city you walk with your eyes open. I think you can tell a lot about a city by how many foreign tourists are there. When I ask foreigners about the United … Read More

Just Listen: San Francisco Marine

This image needs a little explanation. What tipped me to something going down was the sound of motorcycles, a lot of motorcycles. Turned out to be a police escort, full lockdown. Intersection blocked, my finger hits record and I begin … Read More

Just Listen: Pojoaque, New Mexico

An adobe wall. Something so simple yet so profound in an era of instant, stucco nonsense we call progress. Weathered, worn and alive. Truly alive. Inside above the table are the bells. You can FEEL these bells. They are equally … Read More

Just Listen: Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is a wasteland of concrete and commerce. “Can’t help you man, this a big place,” a guy says as I try to find parking. This place isn’t meant for humans no matter how much marketing is applied. … Read More