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: 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 Leica File 30

More Peru…..

In the countryside. Near the edges of tourism. Using the 35mm to attempt to build depth. Waiting for the puzzle pieces to slide into place. Three or four frames total. Then it goes away forever.

Dispatches: Chris Orwig

Flare? What flare? I don’t know what you’re talking about. Chris Orwig is a surfer, photographer, dad and author. He also does other stuff like build things, play things and he asks a lot of questions. In fact, this might … Read More

Creative: The Leica File 25

If you haven’t been to the Palm Springs Photo Festival I just have ONE question for you. What are you waiting for? It’s a festival. Not a trade show, or geek fest, but a real festival about real photography. Projections, … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0009 Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple. Easier said than done. A few easy points about how to finish what you start. I could have listed them here, but what fun is that when I can force you to listen to an audio file. … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0008 Typography

Yet another tip in a long line of Blurb tips. Bookmaking is an art form that takes practice, study, skill and desire. But, you have to start somewhere and making mistakes is where the fun really begins. Today we talk … Read More

Dispatches: Joey Skibel

Ever thought about walking across Africa? How about a portion of Africa? Joey Skibel did. And, he’s also walked across Newport Beach, so if you needed to know anything about his bravery this little Newport fact should serve you well. … Read More

Read: Houston Political Riot

Man was this trip eye opening. Many firsts for me, including running for my life from the HPD who were bent on crushing all of us journos. Luckily for me, and not so luckily for slower journalists, I got away. … Read More

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

Dispatches: Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a writer, photographer, climber, surfer and filmmaker who is also a brand agent for Patagonia. In short, he’s created a very interesting life. Jeff is one of those guys who does more than should be allowed, and … 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

The BackStory: Hawaiian Half Frame

Who doesn’t love Hawaii? Who doesn’t love a half frame camera? Who doesn’t love to combine these two loves? NODODY. This image was only HALF the story, get it……get it? Tune in to find out what I did with this … 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

The BackStory: Polynesian Performers

What happens when you fumble around in the total darkness with an old camera you have to look down at and through? This image actually. Thanks for asking. Tune in for more detail of just how this little moment came … 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