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

Creative: Sony A7riii Recap

I’m going to send the camera back early. Something wrong? Nope, not at all. I did my testing, know what I need to know, and will send it back so someone else can have a crack at it. I learned … Read More

Creative: Lack Thereof

Time is a real issue. I was explaining to someone earlier today that I feel lucky to be in the tiny percentage of human beings who have real options in life. This is due to a variety of factors. Work, … Read More

Creative: An Event, circa 2018

For most of my adult life, I was “the” guy when it came to events. I don’t mean I was better than everyone else, only that when it came time for an event, either professional or personal, I was the … Read More

Adventure: Buffet of Good

Just to give you a little window into my mind. How about four things that might seem unrelated. Me no think so. Go see “Free Solo,” a film that documents climber Alex Honnold. Technically, I’m a climber too, but there … Read More

Creative: Photoville 2018

I love photography. I’m pretty sure you do too. I don’t love the industry of photography, and I believe the entire field needs to be rethought, redone and redesigned, but nobody is asking for my opinion. I left photography behind … Read More

Creative: Map-Making

This is a beautiful book. I just visited one of the best photobook stores in the United States, and I could easily see this book living in that environment. If the economics were right. Or, I could see these authors … Read More