I make photographs. Sometimes that involves photographing news events, life on the street, and other times people posing for my lens for a portrait. But all those photographs are made. I make an effort to create an image the way I want to, using photographic and compositional techniques as well as my experience on how... Continue Reading →
My Two Events for Denver Month of Photography
Denver Month of Photography is a biennial event (every other year) and it's on this year, March 2023. Check out the full schedule of events and get to the galleries and get inspired! DenverMOP.org I'll be hosting two events, one on Street Photography and one on The Wise Photo Project in late March. Both are... Continue Reading →
Are You Happy with your Work?
The reason to make photographs is simple: For yourself. In whatever way that manifests itself. For me it's making documentary photographs and telling people stories. Putting together gallery shows of my work. The goal of a series of photographic monographs. Some people are technology fans and they like to buy and test out cameras and... Continue Reading →
My Work Featured in Ilford Film’s Online Magazine
Ilford Film (a UK company that makes black and white film) featured a story about my Longmont Lake Project in their online magazine. I worked for 10 weeks with a Rolleiflex 3.5F loaded with Ilford HP5+ film. We make work to be seen. At least I do. I have heard of photographers who just like... Continue Reading →
Amid Billions of Photographs, Where Are the Visionaries?
I'm an optimist. An encourager. I want to be a positive force in others' lives. I believe we can do anything we set out to do if we're willing to do the work. I am known to encourage young photographers that they can, too, as long as they stick to their own vision. I wrote... Continue Reading →
Wanna See Some Bad Street Photographs?
I'll post them and tell you why they're not good. These photographs were all made during a five-day visit to New York City, October 31-November 4, 2022. The Yellow Scene "Look, he's got a yellow bag and a yellow shirt and there's a yellow vest to the right and a yellow slicker to the center."... Continue Reading →
Street Photography Defined
I am certainly a street photographer. Only I really don't go out to make street photographs. I simply go out to run errands and keep the camera with me at the ready--meaning turned on, with the exposure set, ready to shoot--and then photograph what strikes me in my travels. Like these. I just today updated... Continue Reading →
Portrait Stories on 8×10 Film by the Muse’s Design
Sometimes I just feel like the writer taking dictation from the muse. As a portrait photographer making portraits of people I meet in public, I think of all the people I've photographed, and how little control I have over who I meet, who I approach, who says yes, who says no, who becomes a part... Continue Reading →
Frank’s Photo Books Are a Great Idea and a Tremendous Way to Share Our Work
A photographer I follow who posts online, Frank Solle, offered to send me a copy of his latest book, Travels in Utah. It's a booklet you might say, it's only 32 pages, and I said yes, of course. I'm always interested in what other photographers are doing. His book came in the mail and I... Continue Reading →
The Photo Walk Went Mostly Digital
Last week's post about our Denver photo walk was a treat to write and bring you along to where we went, what we saw. I love how photography and words--storytelling--allowed me to bring you the stories of the day. Take you along, in a sense. But though I had film cameras with me, I know... Continue Reading →