Dispatches: Cyndi Conn

Cyndi Conn is my neighbor. Besides holding this truly remarkable title she also dabbles in art and creativity on a global scale. She works with an organization called “Creative Santa Fe,” and her official incident report reads like this….Cyndi Conn, … Read More

Dispatches: Norman Mauskopf

I met Norman Mauskopf years ago and I’m glad I did. It’s been a one-sided relationship as I’ve relentlessly picked his brain in regard to doing long-term projects, publishing and darkroom printing. It’s because of him I even have a … Read More

Dispatches: Justin Thor Simenson

I discovered Justin Thor Simenson a few years ago after seeing something called “Gig Magazine.” I featured this publication on my blog, and shortly thereafter we agreed to meet in New Mexico. Finally, after much delay we finally met and … Read More

Just Listen: Chimayo´Rain Melt

We need it. Snow. Water of any kind will do actually. Ten years we have been behind as the “main world,” or “mainstream culture,” pretends not to notice, or perhaps just doesn’t care. Around here it’s the real sangre that … Read More

Just Listen: Chimayo´ Flute

The flute. In the car, on the table, in the studio. The drop of a hat. It begins. Of course I spring it on him within seconds of entering the house. “I haven’t practiced.” No matter. Everyone caves to the … Read More

Dispatches: David Bram

David Bram comes from The ABQ, otherwise known as Albuquerque, New Mexico. Responsible for both Fraction Magazine and Flash Powder Projects (With Jennifer Schwartz), he has his creative hands full. Oh, and he has kids and a dog. Yes, it’s … Read More

Just Listen: Structure, Cockatoo Island

Looks can be deceiving. They always are. A jingle of sound and metal and history and space. I’m here right now, right this second. I might be the ONLY one hearing what’s here. It’s nice to be an insider on … Read More

Just Listen: Trinh, Cockatoo Island

Garry is a legend. Understated. Quiet. Funny. He’s a real witness. Not like the rest of us. He watches and I mean really watches. He has to because when you see his work you realize he’s seeing a different reality. … Read More

Just Listen: Cicada, Blue Mountains

I’ve been finding these since I was a child. I do the same thing every time. Put it on my hand and look at it. Just a shell. Go to the Korean spa and get a scrub. Same thing will … Read More

Just Listen: Couple, Blue Mountains

The falloff is grand. The scale translated by the whiteness of wing all those K’s down. There isn’t anyone out there people. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. Just drink it in and seal it in and remember what … Read More

Just Listen: Shadows, Cockatoo Island

Get in a line. Do it for me now. Please. Out of film but soon a small pile of metal, plastic and paper liters the ground. Don’t worry, I picked it up. Just about form here. An exercise for my … Read More

The Leica File: Seventeen

I met Phillip Vigil a few years ago during an art opening in Santa Fe. He is a self-taught, fourth-generation artist residing in New Mexico. He always had a love of art since he realized at a young age that … Read More

Just Listen: Opera House, Sydney

The Opera House is what people think of when they think of Sydney. It’s easy. I happened to attend an event inside the Opera House, and I can say it’s worth the effort. Sydney is beautiful, and bathed in that … Read More

Just Listen: Chloe, Cockatoo Island

This girl smolders. Like the soot on the walls of this place. You’ll see. The future is her roadmap but she’s driving now. Already out there making things, and with a foundation I found commendable and honest. (Yes, there’s an … Read More

Dispatches: Peter Cramer

I pounced on Peter a few short days after he ushered a new baby into the world, so a major “thank you” is in order here. When I received the directive to travel to Sydney I knew I needed a … Read More

Dispatches: Jaki Arthur

“I’m not really sure what a book publicist does,” I said. And this is how our conversation began. I met Jaki the night before, and because Australians are so nice, she didn’t baulk when I asked “Can I come over … Read More

Just Listen: Fountain, Sydney

This is an image I told myself not to take. And here we are. It happens. The camera is unfolded. I’m itching to make something, and the way I see it this building and fountain got in the way. Oh … Read More

Just Listen: Harbor, Sydney

There is something about a good harbor that gets my juices flowing. Cruise ships get my juices flowing but in a different way. They are strange beasts filled with strange people heading to strange lands to that they can eat … Read More