Mr. Cowboy and the Wonder of Old Snapshots

It's a wonder to me that anyone would discard or sell their family photographs, but it happens time and again. I was at a local estate sale yesterday and saw a tackle box full of slide film from the 1970s in boxes and couldn't help but want to have them for my snapshot collection. You... Continue Reading →

Why Gear Does and Doesn’t Matter

What is the need for the biggest and best most expensive gear? I was out and about this weekend and saw protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement in my town and made photographs in both digital format with a Nikon D610 and 35mm and 120 film in a Leica M3 and a Rolleiflex 2.8C.... Continue Reading →

Editorial Truth and Public Trust

While digital photography and technology are here to stay, TRUST is the one thing of utmost importance for news/media companies to maintain as we enter a new world of Deepfakes. [Deepfakes (a portmanteau of "deep learning" and "fake") are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone... Continue Reading →

What Are You Famous For?

PEOPLE, PASSIONS, SUCCESSES & DREAMS I'm working on a photography project where I put a question to people on the street. "What are you famous for?" Their answers can be current, or post-dated. WhatAreYouFamousFor.com - (Follow here, the photographs are much better displayed than on Facebook.) The question has made people consider what do they... Continue Reading →

Roy Stryker

If you're a film photographer who shoots documentary photographs in the U.S, I want you. Roy Stryker created the FSA photography collection to document real life in America during the Depression Era.   He was brilliant. He created a resource with a goal of 'Showing America to Americans'. And the photographs changed the way people... Continue Reading →

Inspiring Photo Talks

If you like a daily affirmative talks about photography, take a look at my Inspiring Photo Talks Web Page with just that, photo talks.  Short, positive, fun talks about all things (mostly analog) photography.

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