Selling the Steak, But Not the Sizzle

I stopped at a camera store in Allentown Pennsylvania named Dan‘s Camera City and the building was a long tan and blue building that didn’t have an interesting creative exterior, the store's sign was partially overgrow with shubbery, and when I went inside and looked around I thought this is exactly how so many camera... Continue Reading →

“Let’s Watch Your Fireworks Video on Your Phone…”

...said no one ever. Same with the photos on your phone that you want to show someone, but first you have to scroll endlessly because you have no idea where it is and you just can't find it: "I know it's here somewhere, but maybe not back this far, or maybe just a bit more,... Continue Reading →

The Camera as a Powerful Tool

I believe there is power in photography. When I document ordinary people doing ordinary things for the Roy Stryker photo project, I do it because I believe it has the power to change the world. Its goal is to "Introduce America to Americans" and show people in different parts of the country what we all... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Plan to Make Photographs

You really never know when your friend is going to resemble an umbrella pole/post, and the camera has to be with you, on and ready to shoot. This is why I take a camera with me everywhere. I don't intend to shoot anything when I take my camera. I just notice life's little moments and... Continue Reading →

Everyone I Meet at Yard Sales Misses Photography

There’s a growing interest in film photography among young people (to whom it’s brand new!) I love teaching about photography and getting these old film cameras that documented so many of our lives, keeping them alive and working for a new generation of photographers, making prints, creating art. I work one-on-one with students in Boulder... Continue Reading →

Do People Still Send Postcards?

I have to admit I love postcards, those wonderful quarter-dollar mailers that at one time were a staple of any trip. I didn't go anywhere without picking up a handful of postcards and spending an evening back at my motel, usually on the last night of the trip, addressing cards to family and friends, stamping... Continue Reading →

Robert Adams Doesn’t Make Calendar Photographs

Robert Adams is a Colorado photographer best known for his work as part of the New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape which was an International Museum of Photography (which is located at the George Eastman House) exhibit in the mid-1970s. I just watched a terrific discussion on how Adams' landscapes differ from calendar photographs,... Continue Reading →

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