Creativity Does Not Come in Presets!

I can trust the photographs that film photographers make from negatives, specifically real photographs--those prints that are developed in chemical trays and have no connection to the digital world. Because in the digital realm, there is no guarantee of genuineness, authorship. Of authenticity. We are in a world full of advertisements for cookie-cutter photographic looks,... Continue Reading →

A Bit About Berenice Abbott

Women have been at the forefront of photography since its invention. From Julie Cameron to Alice Austen, Imogen Cunningham, Hansel Mieth, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. But I am impressed by the work of Berenice Abbott. She was born in Ohio and moved to New York City which many people said you can't do. But she... Continue Reading →

“We Want a Portrait, Not a Snapshot”

Some days are better than others as a professional photographer. Like today, for instance. A prospective client called looking for a portrait of her family members and mentioned her husband was a graduate of a prestigious art and photography school some years ago, and he's since retired his cameras, but she was looking for a... Continue Reading →

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