Creative: Notes on Photography, Episode 5

Seeing as I just ran this image as part of another post I thought, “Why not use that for Notes on Photography.” So here it is. Frankly, I love this picture. Not much I would change, but let’s break it … Read More

Creative: Screening, Forever B

The Newport Beach Film Festival is quietly stirring. My wife met a filmmaker who has a picture included in the event. Yesterday was the screening. We were on hand to take a peak. I didn’t know anything about the film, … Read More

Creative: Super Dynamite

It’s been a LONG while since I’ve photographed this little bugger. He’s not so little now. I found this print while looking for some sleeves. Just looking at this print brought back so many memories. When he was tiny, and … Read More

Creative: Death Valley with Kodak TMAX 3200

This was my emulsion of choice for many years. I first learned about this film back in early 1990’s when I was a photojournalism student at the University of Texas. TRI-X was the most popular film, but I quickly fell … Read More

Creative: Leica + TMZ, Why?

11×14, warm tone, 300g, photo rag As most of you know, I like my Fuji cameras. I really do. The first digital system I’ve enjoyed using. And I’ll keep using it. In fact I’m heading out this weekend, and I’m … Read More

Creative: I’ll Be Back

You knew it was coming. So when my old bud Tim at Kodak called me on Friday night and asked “You want one of the first rolls of the new TMZ?” I answered “Yes.” Wet met in the lobby of … Read More

Creative: Notes on Photography, Episode 4

El Mirage, California. If you have seen a car commercial in the last twenty years then you have most likely seen El Mirage Dry Lake near Los Angeles. It’s close, within striking distance for those Uber hip art directors who … Read More

Lyme: Skin Deep, The Battle Over Morgellons

I haven’t posted about Lyme Disease much but not because it isn’t very much a part of my life. Sadly, it is. But, I prefer to look on the bright side. I’m doing just fine. It took four years for … Read More

Creative: Randall MacNEIL

So Randall (@randall_fm) is a friend from The Great White North. Canada. A place I’ve suggested we invade for at least a decade. I love Canada, and Canadians. And due to our shared border they have to put up with … Read More

Creative: Notes from a Photographer Lunch

I don’t know if there is any better use of photography than this little sample. Two of my favorite people in the world. Kent Hall behind the camera, delivering us this little beauty, and Michael Napper on the right of … Read More

Creative: Mark Kirkland’s “Bud’s Odyssey”

Mark,center, flanked by dad, friends and coworkers. Mark Kirkland is an animator and director who has directed more episodes of The Simpsons that any other director in history, and this is really saying something as this show has been running … Read More

Creative: Jeff Frost Film

As many of you know I’ve been doing interviews for the past three years. This interview series, Dispatches, started with a simple question from my former boss at Blurb. “Do you want to do portraits and interviews of people who … Read More

Creative: Have the Guts

Disclaimer: I think I’m about to purchase a Fuji XT-2 and two lenses. Having said this. You have to have the guts. Now, the definition of guts changes from person to person. The best work I’ve ever done came from … Read More

Creative: Paper Mounts

Downtown. 5th and Broadway. Where old friends meet while new talk from the seat. Sun shards off the sealed frames from above. Class and metal but below is the rush of flesh. There are issues here, like the super-low tide … Read More

Creative: A Question I Can’t Answer

This is a ridiculous post, but the idea was floating around in my melon, so here it is. Can someone shoot film and actually work full-time as a photographer? (Outside of weddings.) I’m disgusted by the idea I’m even asking … Read More

Creative: Old Friend, Old Idea

As you know I’ve been working on a new magazine series titled “ESSAY.” I’ve posted about it before, and I’m nearing the moment when I’ll release the first two issues. In an effort to continue this publishing series, and create … Read More

Creative: The Leica File 28

Yes, I just posted this on my Instagram feed. It got a few likes so I thought I’d give you the backstory. This project was one of the most enjoyable things I ever worked on. I think about Sicily all … Read More