My Favorite Photographs from 2011

It is always dangerous to pick your favorite “anything,” especially when it comes to your own photography! I find I often fall in and out of love with individual photographs, especially ones that were recently made. How well photographs stand the test of time is always difficult to know today. Only time will tell! But […]

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I LOVE the Desert !

Extreme heat, no moisture, rocks, sand, high altitude, below sea level, rattlesnakes. What’s not to like? I don’t know what it is, but I love photographing the desert. In the last five or six years I’ve been to White Sands, New Mexico twice, to Death Valley, California three times, and to the Atacama Desert in […]

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Preparation and Process

While recently watching the TV show, Grey’s Anatomy, one of the medical residents was being quizzed on the step-by-step procedures for the surgery she was about to perform. Of course, she accurately recited each step, but when it came time for the surgery, she couldn’t remember one small, but critical step in the procedure. While […]

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Staying Motivated … Being Inspired

For those of us that do most, if not all of our work alone, staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge. The painter with her brushes, paints and canvas; the composer with his keyboard or paper with staffs or computer; the potter with her clay and wheel; or the photographer with his camera and subject […]

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WTC Remembered

For the six month anniversary of the 9/11 disaster, this “Tribute in Lights” illuminated the sky for dozens of miles around New York City. I was scheduled to have been in the World Trade Center at 11am on 9/11. Like hundreds of millions of others, just before 9am, I watched in horror as the unthinkable […]

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All Lighting is Not Created Equal

What do the following have in common: Guggenheim Museum, NYC Muse d’Orsay, Paris National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Art Institute, Chicago Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Sislen Fine Art Studio, Bethesda, Maryland Answer: SoLux Lighting Photographers know that the most important component of every photograph is “the light.” As much time as we spend […]

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National Parks from Space!

I’ve visited a number of the National Parks featured in this article in Wired Magazine, but my photographs never look like this! It’s fascinating to see these incredible places from a new perspective. View Wired Magazine Article.

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Assume You Can’t Go Back!

For a number of reasons, I often go back to locations where I have previously shot. The first time I visit a location, especially a non-local location, often my adrenalin is pumping and it takes me a little while to settle into the place. I like to walk around, get comfortable and only then begin […]

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Artists Giving to Charities – To Give or Not to Give

I have been donating my work to a number of charities for many years. Each year, I get at least a dozen requests to contribute photographs for charity auctions. I have selected three charities that I strongly believe in, and gladly contribute to their annual charity auctions. I know many other artists who do the […]

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