Creative: Why I Love Documentary Photography

Me looking slightly out of place. Photo AK. This photograph is several years old now. I came across it while searching for something else. “You will live in one year what the average person lives in ten,” an older, wiser … Read More

Creative: Journaling

How many of you keep a journal? For those of you who do, kudos. For those of you who don’t, why not? Journaling is addictive, but it’s also fun, strategic, helpful and therapeutic. I started a daily journal in the … Read More

Dispatches: Steve Reisch

Creating a Dispatch with photographer Steve Reisch was a somewhat last minute score.(I just realized something is wrong with my mic….but Steve sounds fine.I’ve had several XLR cables go bad recently.) Steve had an opening at the Center for Contemporary … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: Art, Oppression, & Activism

Just a quick post here about a few people and places you should know about. Was able to attend a lecture at Santa Fe College of Art and Design. The lecture was about Art, Oppression, & Activism and was put … Read More

Read: The Age of Missing Information

This is a fantastic book. I almost didn’t reread this. I thought “This book is old and will feel dated.” I dove in anyway and I’m glad I did. Yes, this book is mostly centered on television, but all you … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

If you notice, this poor bugger had eaten a mouse shortly before being killed by whatever it was that killed him/her. I just did this ride for the second day in a row but forget to start Strava. Oh well. … Read More

Creative: Just Make Pictures 9

Micheal Jarecki did it again. He made me eat my own words. I’ve been telling you all for the last five years that small books are often more impactful than large books. I’ve been telling you how the attention span … Read More

Creative: Art Feel

I’m lucky. Many of my friends are creative people. Some are artists, others are photographers while others still just look at life in a different way. Being around these people is inspiring. Even after all these years and all these … Read More

Yoga: Inflection

It works. Yoga is a path of sorts. Walk far enough and the thought of turning around vanishes. Yoga comes up a lot in my life.(I’m teaching a friend in about ten minutes.) Word gets out I practice and then … Read More

Creative: Beyond/Além

UPDATE: Over the past few days I’ve become more and more convinced about the value and relevance of photo/publishing projects like this. Personal, time specific and affordable allowing the creators to finalize the project, sell it out and move on. … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Four and Goodbye

Yep, it’s over. We have packed up from our fruitful week of POD books, custom offset books, magazines, eBooks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and as you can see, lots and lots and lots of cake and Coke. Not me eating these … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Three

Okay, so these images have nothing to do with Creative Pro Week which is going really well, but I spent most of my time talking yesterday and didn’t make any new images. I did carry my camera around all day … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day Two

(Turn any city into Stalingrad via Lightroom!) The world unraveling, or so it seems, but people power on. Here in Atlanta the day calls for creative thoughts, education, sharing and further understanding of the electronic backbone of our creative culture…software. … Read More

Creative: Creative Pro Week Day One

A muggy sameness. Outside the hotel. 11:15PM and 6:15AM precisely the same. A blanket of humidity. Void of movement. Dark patches splintered by light. Flashing security lights from a vacant mall. The broken chatter of guards trying to come down … Read More

Read: West With the Night

This is a beautiful book I’ve read many times. Africa, 1930’s. Author is a pilot, an adventurer, pioneer. She writes SO well it makes me somewhat ill knowing I will never be able to do something so good. Check out … Read More

Read: Death Comes for the Archbishop

A book about New Mexico. Do I need to say anything more? Yes, laced with religion, hardship, faith, war and the landscape, not to mention rife with power names that still resonate through the high desert and the Sangres, this … Read More