Creative: Anatomy of Mood

Three images shot within two minutes of one another. Bing, bang, boom. Rain, night, artifacts. A lone camera and lens. Light and composition. This is actually the kind of photography I find myself doing more than anything else, which is … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

So I felt like crap all day. I got up in a foul mood, which hardly ever happens. Did some email for business. Then yoga, and felt great. Smoothie. Then bike but felt horrible the entire ride. I kept thinking … Read More

Yoga: Embrace the Routine

These are in no particular order except for the first item on the list. Amy Yoga Guitar Blurb Spanish Read Write Blog Books Ride/Hike/Fish/Climb/Camp/Explore Watch/Listen My day in a nutshell. This is EVERY day. These are the things I attempt … Read More

Read: Trees on Mars

Ever wonder about the future? Technology? The message we are being spoon fed? Refreshing to read a fact based counter point to the illusion of the tech-based future of perfection. Just read it.

Dispatches: Ron Haviv

I wanted to give this interview a proper place amid my other interviews. As you know we are working with Ron on a project titled “The Lost Rolls” which is getting ready to launch. Book, magazine, website and exhibitions in … Read More

Read: Picture Perfect Zeng Han

I guess this post could be titled “Watch,” but I don’t have a “Watch” category so “Read” it is. This film is branded with “Vice,” who is an interesting group. When I see a piece on Vice, a news piece, … Read More

The BackStory: Mexican Matador

Welcome to the latest episode of The BackStory. This little beauty comes to you from the far reaches of Mexico. Puerto Vallarta to be exact. I was there doing one thing and ended up doing another. I found the bullfights. … Read More

PRINT: Jack Sonni’s Gatherings

Gatherings: Recipes from the Rustic Soul of Healdsburg is a project from writer Jack Sonni. What happens when you throw food, wine, cool people and a great location together? I know, you get this book, or books as you can … 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

Dispatches: Ted Gogoll

I met Ted Gogoll in 1995 during my first longish trip to Latin America. Ted was living with the family next door. Recently he was paging back through his journals and came across his notes from the day we met. … Read More

Dispatches: Damon Webster

Nobody loves photography more than Damon Webster. Not that I’m attempting to reveal his age, but he’s got a knowledge and archive of photography that goes back roughly thirty years. (Okay, forty. Sorry Damon) Damon runs Photoinduced a website he … Read More

Print: Maggie Steber’s Rite of Passage

This is one of those incredible books that stayed with me LONG after I’d finished viewing. I was recently in Miami and was able to meet up with long-time idol and uber-human Maggie Steber. I didn’t even know she made … Read More

Dispatches: Maggie Steber

Yes I live in Santa Fe, and yes, I’m about to get woo woo on you. There are certain people who emit a special energy and Maggie Steber is one of these people, but let me go back and explain … Read More

Dispatches: Edouard Duval-Carrie´

I surrendered before it even began. “I can’t speak to you about art,” I said to Edouard Duval-Carrie´as he stood in the doorway of his studio in Miami’s Little Haiti district. Kaufman and I had ambushed Edouard the day before, … Read More

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

Dispatches: Tony O’Brien

Let’s get the main course out of the way. Tony O’Brien is the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. From 2010 until the present, Tony has held the position of full time faculty … Read More

Dispatches: Andrew Kaufman

You’ve seen a lot about Andrew Kaufman on the site as of late. There was a review of his book “I’m in Miami Bitch,” on my Smogranch site. There was also the feature about his small edition Blurb books you … 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.