Some Projects Just Take Longer

This three-photograph project began unknowingly in 1999, as I was testing a new lens for my Minolta film camera. I drove to Jersey City, N.J. and decided to take some photographs of the old Central Railroad of NJ train terminal and of Lower Manhattan. The location was in Liberty State Park, not far from the […]

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What is a Photograph?

“What is a Photograph” is the title of a new exhibit opening at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City on January 31st. At first glance, one might wonder why the question, “What is a Photograph,” is even posited. But today, with the ever increasing quantity and variety of “photographs” it is […]

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Facebook Users BEWARE !!!

Beginning today, Facebook has significantly changed its Terms of Service (TOS), which has important implications for all Facebook users, but especially for photographers. As a Facebook user, I received an email about a week ago mentioning that changes were coming, and linking to the proposed changes in their TOS. I skimmed the changes and was […]

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Another Planet???

Oregon is one of the most diverse states to photograph. From the sea stacks along the coast, to the Columbia River Gorge, to the Northern Cascades, to Mt. Hood, to the sand dunes at Christmas Valley, to Crater Lake National Park, and I could go on and on. Oregon is a photographer’s paradise. The photographic […]

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The Power of Photography

Sebastião Salgado’s work truly exemplifies the power of photography and even more importantly, the impact that a photographer and his photographs can have on the world. This is a bold and maybe over-the-top statement, but if you know his work and if you have followed his lengthy projects over the last four decades, I’m sure […]

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Outside – Inside

Sometimes what we first see isn’t the entire story and benefits from further explanation. One of my photographs, “San Galgano Window” has been in a number of exhibits and gallery shows and I am always pleased when people stop to look at it, but they typically have a somewhat puzzled look. I go up to […]

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Photographing the Urbanscape

While I think of myself as a landscape photographer first, I enjoy many other photographic challenges. A number of months ago I began working on what might become a new portfolio for me. I call it my “urbanscapes.” These photographs are definitely not landscapes! Some people might call them cityscapes, or urban landscapes, but I’ve […]

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It’s Not JUST Your Camera!

Probably the most frequent question I’m asked about my photography, is “What camera do you use?” For some people it may seem like a logical question to ask, but once they know the answer, then what?! The implication, is that somehow, the camera was responsible for making the photograph, and that anyone else with the […]

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Thanks Elan Magazine!

A BIG thanks to Elan Magazine, writer Janet Scharp, art director Jean Davis and editor Alice Ross for an article in their June issue profiling me and my photography, titled “A World of Beauty, Recording the Moods of Nature.” They also featured my photograph of Bryce Canyon on the cover.

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Fairy Circles – Are You KIDDING Me??!!

During my recent trip to Namibia, as we entered the edge of the Namib Desert our very able guide, Elvis Hghumutina from Ultimate Safaris in Windhoek, pointed out some odd, circular areas of soil, interspersed with the yellow-gold vegetation. He said, “Those are fairy circles.” He went on to explain that no one really knew […]

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