Create: Interview

I just did another interview. I do a fair amount of these things. I enjoy doing them. I think I MIGHT have something relevant to add, otherwise I would not do them. When someone asks I have to question myself … Read More

Create: Photographing Family

I’m a filmmaker now. Did I mention this before? Yep, it’s official. Get my name on those shortlists. “And the Oscar goes to….Uncle Danno.” I’m slowly getting my sealegs when it comes to technique. I’m a long way from anywhere … Read More

Create: The Importance of Print

I was fortunate. I came up in photography during a slower time. There were real budgets, no Internet, no mobile phones smaller than a toaster oven and let us not forget the innocence of the pager. Print was the focal … Read More

Dispatches: Stafford Squier

You know the type. Right brain. Left brain. They both work and work well. Yep, that’s Stafford Squire, the new Vice President of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Photography education in the modern era is a tricky thing and something … Read More

Create: Advancing your Photography, Part Two

Back by popular demand. Me on me and me on you and me on creativity and responsibility. For me, this is where things get truly interesting for anyone who considers themselves a professional. I do think this ideology applies to … Read More

Create: Albania Magazine, v1

Okay, now things are beginning to feel complete. Not quite fully complete, mind you, but we are getting closer. I’ve already posted in regard to my Albania project and the methodology, technique, and ideas I deployed to bring this baby … Read More

Creative: The Albania Project, Part Three

Copy that. Roger. Copy. And stop calling me Roger. So, what have we covered so far? The main dish, double exposures. The appetizer, the stand-alone single images, and now we move on to perhaps the most important and most personal … Read More

Adventure: Competitive Travel

The first time I overheard competitive travelers was in 1996 while sitting in The Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. Now, I was FAR from a real correspondent at that time, although I was on assignment, and lucky for me … Read More

Creative: Loving to Lose

The most I ever made from a single day of photography was $20,000. Three years ago I turned down a $40,000 job because I was too sick (Lyme) to complete the mission. Ten years before, I held my line and … Read More

Creative: Judging a Contest

I just judged a contest for “Photographer of the Year.” I won’t go into all the details of where, for whom, etc. Just know I was asked to judge and judge I did. I take this very seriously. Being a … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival, Take Five

Day one of our workshop, and a day of books. At least at the beginning. This is our third year of teaching this particular class, but each year we change things up. This year’s class is a lecture, discussion, questions, … Read More

Creative: Palm Springs Photo Festival, Take Four

Newsflash. I don’t work as a photographer. Haven’t for a long time. However, I’m still intrigued by the idea of being a working photographer in 2019. Why? Because so much has changed. You often hear horror stories these days. The … Read More

Creative: Book Fail, Sicily v3

I’m in the midst of packing up a ton of books. Consequently, I’ve found a myriad of my past sins, including this baby. A version of my Sicily book that should have never seen the light of day. Thankfully I … Read More

Creative: The Medina

“How would you like to go to a place you would never be allowed to go on your own?” he asked. “Yes, of course I would like to go,” I answered. “But I’m with three other people.” “None of us … Read More

Creative: Been a While

There hasn’t been much adventure in my life lately. Not that I haven’t been busy and doing all kinds of kinds, in all kinds of places, but there hasn’t been any focus on a cohesive project, a travel adventure or … Read More

Creative: Update, New Publishing Project

Okay, one step closer to the prize. Not sure what that prize is but that is another matter. This is the second post in a series about my new publishing project. Need to say this again, right up front and … Read More