Don’t Smile For The Camera

I walked though the National Portrait Gallery's exhibit, AMERICAN COOL, last year.  I shoot for a client in Washington D.C. every spring, and usually there's a little down time when I can walk over to the museums and catch a few. In the American Cool exhibit, no one was smiling.  Well, not no one, but... Continue Reading →

A Challenge To Shoot Film

I keep running into people who see my old Leica IIIf over my shoulder and marvel that they still make film.  And that it is readily available.  I assure them it is. I have a standard response to their "I have a great old camera that I never use."  I tell them to just put... Continue Reading →

Portrait of a Beauty

She was sitting alone on the park bench.  I saw her immediately, sitting alone, looking very content.  Two people came up to me to ask me about the Hasselblad 500c/m I was carrying.  I enjoyed talking to them, but was keeping an eye out on her.  When they finally said goodbye, I turned to see... Continue Reading →

Starting a New Photo Project

When I need inspiration, I start my own photo project, which gives me focus for a duration of time. And photography is all about good focus. So, I've started The Wise Photo Project, where I photograph wise older people with interesting faces in a magazine-style environmental portrait, and frame them large, like 16x20. It's going... Continue Reading →

Vintage Cameras Meetup

This is what I saw one day walking on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, and I had to get a photo of her.  And the camera operator, too! Carrying my Rolleiflex, I asked if I could take her portrait.  She immediately recognized the coolness of my picture machine, and said yes. That's a vintage... Continue Reading →

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