Create: Books I Love, American Backyard

I’ve waited a long time to bring you this film, story, and book(s). I met Elliot Ross several years ago while attending an industry event and I knew immediately that he, and his creative collaborators, would make great things. One … Read More

Create: Learning a New Lens

Great photography is NOT about great photography equipment. Sure, equipment can assist and it does make a difference what platform you choose. Think about 35mm, 120mm, 4×5, 8×10, or any flavor of digital and you have a virtual buffet of … Read More

Create: Notes on Layouts, Episode 001

Welcome to another new series. Based on the success of my “Notes on Photography” films I thought I would add a new serious about layouts using a similar technique. I have ZERO training when it comes to page design, graphic … Read More

Create: Print Q&A Episode 001

My life was ruined in the late 1980s when I watched my first silver print come alive in the Dektol. “Oh no,” I remember thinking. “Time for a right turn.” And turn I did, toward photography as my career, much … Read More

Create: Books I Love, Dancing on Fire, Maggie Steber

There is nothing I love more than exposing people to good photography books, especially those books that influenced me in becoming a photographer. One such book is “Dancing on Fire,” by photojournalist Maggie Steber. My history with Maggie goes back … Read More

Create: Q&A Session 004

First of all, thank you to everyone who wrote in with a question. I didn’t get to all of them but will move the unanswered list to the next Q&A. Also, I am simply one person with one point of … Read More

Create: Clematis, Andrew Molitor

I know when I get something from Andrew Molitor (The boy can seriously write.) it will have direction. That direction may be out of right field, but it is direction none the less and for this, I have great appreciation. … Read More

Create: Thoughts on Film Photography, Episode 001

For anyone my age, the current excitement level in regard to film photography is both hysterical and very, very welcome. I love film, always have and always will. Logistically, for the kind of work I am currently doing, film does … Read More

Create: The One

I was fortunate. I came up during a time in photography that involved the wet darkroom. The darkroom was about pace, commitment, and a dizzying array of potential techniques. The darkroom was a dance. Time, temperature, mixture, agitation, experimentation. And … Read More

Create: Artisans and Trade Podcast

I never get tired of me. Me, me, me. More me with a side order of me and a syrupy dessert of more me. Stephen Obisanya from Artisans and Trade reached out and asked “Hey, wanna talk?” Who me? Why … Read More

Create: Books I love, The End of the Game

I discovered Peter Beard in 1993 while walking the stacks at the Phoenix Public Library. There he was, waiting for me. The Beard book tucked under my arm I walked home and knew my life had changed. Last month we … Read More

Create: Question and Answer 003

My wife asks more questions than any human being I’ve ever encountered. When I first met her she interrogated me for three hours straight, asking the most inappropriate questions with the most serious of faces. I had no choice. I … Read More

Create: How to do Long Term Projects, Part Two

Good grief. If you watch this entire thing I’m nominating you for a humanitarian award. Part Two in all its glory. There are more specifics here but there is still a lot to cover in regard to doing long-term work. … Read More

Create: How to do Long Term Projects, Part One

If you endure all twenty-plus minutes of this you deserve a cash reward. Tough love. Remember that. Tough love. I know tough love is not something readily available in the online world where the facade of ease and perfection is … Read More

Create: YouTube Live Episode Three

I’ve been doing one YouTube Live per week. So far they have been entertaining and educational with folks turning in from all corners of the globe. That is perhaps what interests me the most about YouTube. Over sixty-percent of viewers … Read More

Create: YouTube Live Episode Two

Hey team. YouTube darling here. Trending. I’m better than everyone else. Wink, wink. So, seeing as so many folks are quarantined, and considering I was tasked with new work from work, I decided I needed to find a way to … Read More

Create: Color for Mood

Most of my projects are black and white. But I also shoot color. Sometimes. And when people ask why I shoot black and white I tell them because it’s cool and so am I. Then they weep, mostly. On a … Read More

Create: Guatemala Journal 1995

Guatemala was my first international trip as a photographer. If you don’t count crossing the border, which I had done many, many times prior to 1995. But Guate was my first trip where I went to make pictures. Sure, I … Read More