Four Photos, Just Four Photos

Four. (4). Just 1+1+1+1. I've been going out with the Graflex Speed Graphic and Ebony 4x5 with the purpose of making photographs. But not some unknown number of photographs, four photographs. Just four. Can you imagine going out and shooting only four photographs? Just four exposures? I only bring two film holders. Yesterday, (I'm only... Continue Reading →

A Crossroads in the History of Photography

We are at a crossroads, now more than ever.  At first it was just digital technology as a new way to capture light and make a picture. We all embraced it because it was no cost, no worry, shoot shoot shoot and delete later, or don't. (Because let's face it, we don't delete, we just... Continue Reading →

A Life On Screens

I asked my Father today if he remembered life before television.  He said he did, and it was a world where a lot of people read books and newspapers, played games and got together with friends and a barrel of beer. The reason I asked is because I realize that since the invention of TV,... Continue Reading →

Time Traveling With a Leica or Rolleiflex

The year is 2066. We're teleporting to different parts of the earth, holding meetings on virtual beaches while sitting at home, and having robots do all the chores. And we're using the latest camera technology, which means no camera at all--just look at something and it's captured. We're lamenting not having any photos from the... Continue Reading →

Photography as Family Documentary Work

We don't shoot photographs.  We preserve history. I am keenly aware of this as I visit my family and photograph brothers and sisters, parents and children over the holidays.  We really are the family documentary photographers. As a photojournalist, capturing the story of a family in the everyday moments, whether shooting a formal dinner, playing... Continue Reading →

The Joy of Family (Pictures)

This is why I shoot Elderly Photo Visits.  It gives me the chance to preserve memories that will last long after our parents and grandparents are gone.  And will be cherished by generations to come. I printed this photo and gave it to several family members in frames I picked up at Goodwill (50% off... Continue Reading →

Photograph Your Love, Share Your Passion

As a photographer, there's nothing else that matters, no one else who gets to decide what is important, other than that which is important to you.  Photography is a creative expression, and when we stop looking to create images that will please others, and actually create images that please ourselves, that reveal a little something... Continue Reading →

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