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

Read: The Man from Saigon

When I read the description of this book my first thought was “Catherine Leroy.” If you don’t know who this is you owe it to yourself, and to photography, to look her up. And if you call yourself a photojournalist, … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue One Goes Live

Deep breath. Where to start. Essay Issue One Trade Essay Issue One Magazine Content is exactly the same for both formats. What I’ve learned. (This post was written months ago, and I’m about to begin issue five!) 1. I’m grading … Read More

Read: The Old Ways

“A Journey on Foot.” Just think about that. When people say “The world is a small place,” I always add “Unless you are on foot.” It’s true. Our rock is huge when you are under your own power. “Th Old … Read More

Adventure: California Dreaming

Nothing major here. Just a nice, simple ride. Not too much climbing. Not too much pace. More than anything, time to think. I was hungry when I left, so it was interesting to see how hard I could go, and … Read More

Read: Rest

I loved this book from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Yes, the back fifth of the book is a notes section which references the work, lives and examples of other folks. So the book fits a certain look, design and feel of … Read More

Dispatches: Henry Horenstein

Photographer Henry Horenstein has completed somewhere between thirty and forty traditionally published books. I don’t have to tell you how incredible this is, but I do need to tell you the range of book is equally impressive. From children’s books … Read More

Read: The Operators

I’m fascinated by war, but I don’t dream about it nor do I think it’s a good thing. I’m interested in the guts of it, the truth of it no matter how damaging, and I’m truly f%$%$# intrigued by why … Read More

Creative: The Fuji File Two

Paris. November 2015. Terror attacks. I was there. I was a lucky one. I was never in danger, but I did have a strange coincidental walk through the city a few hours before the attacks. Shooting the day after was … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Continues…

My new car experience is now officially dead. Just got off the phone with my insurance company, and when supplying the information for my new Subaru I was asked by the agent what model I bought. I said “Forester.” She … Read More

Dispatches: Eric Labastida

1998 Eric in his element. Tijuana, Mexico.Original on Kodachrome I met Eric Labastida in 1996 while covering the Republican convention in downtown San Diego. We were both TRI-X shooting, Leica wielding documentary “kids” who were Hell bent on anything Magnum. … Read More

Adventure: Inland Loop with Santa Ana Winds

For those of you who don’t know, several times a year we get what is called “Santa Ana Winds.” Instead of the primary wind direction coming from the ocean the current reverses and the wind comes from inland. Now, to … Read More

Creative: Blandscapes, Nate Matos

I’ve featured Nate here many times before, but he keeps doing creative things so it’s not like I can stop featuring him anytime soon. I admitted I was officially jealous and angry of his prolific contributions. But I’m not nearly … Read More

Read: Tracks

You probably know all about this little story, and so did I for the most part, but I still enjoyed reading this book. Robyn Davidson isn’t your typical human, so the idea of walking from Alice Springs to the Indian … Read More

Read: Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers is quite the guy. Prolific author, nonprofit founder, magazine publisher, etc. If I wasn’t so bitterly jealous I would have linked out to all his endeavors, but just think of me NOT doing this as my little bit … 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

Creative: The Leica File 30

More Peru…..

In the countryside. Near the edges of tourism. Using the 35mm to attempt to build depth. Waiting for the puzzle pieces to slide into place. Three or four frames total. Then it goes away forever.

Adventure: Subaru Forester

I guess you could call this a gear review. No cameras, or film or software. Just an enormous block of metal and plastic, painted silver and covered in mud. Uncle Danno got a new car. A 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i … Read More