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Would you like some pepper with that?

March 20, 2021 - Fencepost in IR San Diego County, California Tonight, the San Diego Photo Club was treated to an engaging presentation...
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Minor White Quote

February 27, 2021 - Steadfast One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are. - Minor White I find th...
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Why Photograph This?

December 04, 2020 - The Hold Up La Mesa, CA Preface: Years ago, the 40s perhaps, Charlie Chaplin secretly entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a...
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Reading Music II

October 10, 2020 - Snow Twins Mt. Washington Hotel, New Hampshire Beethoven was a 1-Trick pony. He did some magnificent, historic and ear...
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Reading Music

September 26, 2020 - River of Grass Hollenbeck Canyon, San Diego, CA Ultimately, all music acts on its audience through the same physics of...
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The slow evolution of projects

February 07, 2020 - No Dearth of Books Gig Harbor, Washington, 2009 The most prevalent way of working in photography right now is project...
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October 04, 2019 - We're so sorry, Uncle Albert But we haven't done a bloody thing all day We're so sorry, Uncle Albert But the kettle's...
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The imperative of the fence line

August 04, 2019 - Cuyamaca Fenceline There is no doubt, in my mind anyway, that if you have camera in hand and come upon a fence, you'll...
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Print Sales

May 16, 2019 - Every time a print of mine sells, I wonder, "Why?" Why that particular one to that particular place. Fine Art America on...
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An Exercise in Seeing

April 12, 2018 - Years ago I bought Karr and Wood's book The Practice of Contemplative Photography, not really knowing anything of the su...
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March 17, 2018 - Not sure where this image came from. Wait, to rephrase that, I don't know how this image came out of me. It's not my nor...
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Modern Romanticism

March 05, 2018 - In 2012 I took the image of people viewing the illuminated sky above Zabriskie Point's Red Cathedral and have ever since...
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Cold Rain and Warm Coffee

February 27, 2018 - It's raining. A cold, February rain. Being only the year's second winter storm it fits the "we need this" category. It's...
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2016 Year in Review - a selection of favorites

December 20, 2016 - Here we are once again, late December with a few hundred photos metaphorically strewn across the floor, each hoping to b...
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August 29, 2016 - I've been reading Guy Tal again. I dip into his book More than a Rock on occasion and yesterday came across his thoughts...
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White Noise

June 22, 2016 - I recently read Don DeLillo's priceless novel White Noise, motivated to do so when I found the below passage from it in...
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Thoughts on a Photograph

April 20, 2016 - I have a love/hate relationship with thinking about my photography. I love the analysis, the dissection, but I anguish a...
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Secular Hymns

March 09, 2014 - …Long, long time ago, I can still remember how that music used to make me smile... So, I was out last night. Drinking...
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