Create: The Nature of Water

I get some of the craziest things in the mail and when I say “crazy,” I mean “crazy good.” You can add “The Nature of Water,” to that list. This is a beast of a book and I can’t even … Read More

Read: Wild Tales

Being a rock star, cool. Being a photographer, cool. Combine them both and what’s not to like? Combine them both and get one Graham Nash. Wild Tales, by musician/artist Graham Nash, is in some ways precisely what would expect from … Read More

Read: The Hotel at Place Vendôme

Paris is one of my favorite cities. For Blurb alone, I’ve traveled to the city nine times. Go back to my years of photographic travel and you have to add in another six or eight trips. Yet I don’t claim … Read More

Read: News of the World

You can read this book in about three hours, but please don’t. When you read this book please take your time. Get a map and spend some time researching this region. Now, for me, this book was like a stake … Read More

Read: Desert Solitaire

I know. Another reread. I found this copy in a small, community library. You know, those tiny mailbox looking things found in the most unlikely of places? Yep, one of those. Inside was a note, written in fine, black ink. … Read More

Read: Wonder Boys

Yes, I finally read it. One of my all-time favorite movies is now locked in my literary head. I don’t need to sell anyone on this book. Not if you have seen the movie. The book, in places, rides herd … Read More

Read: Maps and Legends

I took a flyer on this book. Picked it up for one reason, the author’s name. After having just finished “Wonder Boys,” I figured why not? Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon is a book of story stories about reading and … Read More

Read: Nemesis

A timely read to say the least. Newark. 1944. Polio outbreak. And the impending fear and uncertainty that accompanies something the experts know little to nothing about, namely how polio spreads. Philip Roth has won everything. Pulitzer, National Medal of … Read More

Read: The Last Great Road Bum

Man, I really enjoyed this one and even had a little “crossover” moment toward the end when I realized one of the people being discussed is someone I know. Get this. Author Hector Tobar is in El Salvador and finds … Read More

Read: Reread Barrage

Okay, I did a book slam here over the past few days. Just get it done. I love to reread good books. Each time is a lesson in nuance and missed opportunity. Not to mention it reminds me of where … Read More

Create: Paul Shappirio (Mom)

This book is a total heart breaker but also a living testament to why print platforms are so important. I don’t know Paul Shappirio, nor did I know his mother, but I can tell you with certainty that based on … Read More

Create: Sonder

Damn Jeff, you did good. As many of you know, I’m not really a street photography person. I don’t seek out this kind of work, and most of what I see coming from this genre just simply isn’t that good. … Read More

Read: White Tears

This book took a turn. A real turn. Loved the beginning and when the turn came, about midway, I didn’t quite see it coming. Music. Obsession. Collection. Greed. All wound into one well written, tightly wrapped package. “White Tears,” by … Read More

Read: The Peregrine

This book is considered a classic in nature writing. Classic. I need to thank Alex for dropping this on my door. Much appreciated. And seeing as I now have a bird fetish the book had even more resonance. Two days … Read More

Read: The Beauty in Breaking

A memoir. A doctor doing what she does. If you have ever spent any time around an emergency room, either as a patient or witness, then you know what kind of place it really is. Not easy. I’ve had many … Read More

Read: Refuge

She did it again. Terry Tempest Williams walks to the plate and hits yet another home run. “Refuge, An Unnatural History of Family and Place,” is heartbreaking yet fills your lungs with crisp, lake air. Salt Lake to be exact, … Read More

Create: Just Make One

Just make one. As in books. This film was made for professional photographers who watch this channel if there are any. Many of us were brought up in a photo-culture that made us believe there was one way to make … Read More

Read: Where the Water Goes

Houston, we have a problem. Okay, San Diego, Los Angeles, Tucson, and Phoenix, we REALLY have a problem. Water. The Colorado River sustains a massive number of people in this country and every single gallon is already owned by someone. … Read More