Mr. Cowboy and the Wonder of Old Snapshots

It's a wonder to me that anyone would discard or sell their family photographs, but it happens time and again. I was at a local estate sale yesterday and saw a tackle box full of slide film from the 1970s in boxes and couldn't help but want to have them for my snapshot collection. You... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Need Anything, But This Leica and This Notebook

Being both a photographer (documentary/street) and a writer (stand-up comedy/screenplays), I came to the realization that there is a correlation between the two. Because both require something of me. See, I carry a Leica and notebook everywhere I go. When my parents took photographs when I was growing up, they took them out at Christmas,... Continue Reading →

Some Things You Just Do

Some things you do for money To make a living, to eat, to keep the lights on. Some things you do for the art of it. Not everything has to be monetized. That’s why I make portraits of folks 70+ on Mondays In my Longmont photo studio at no cost. Because I can. Because it’s... Continue Reading →

The Homogenization of Wedding Photos

To me, all wedding photos look alike right now. It feels like advertising for the art director. Whenever I see wedding photos in magazines or people's posts, it seems like a lot of the same photographs of the decor and flowers and table settings like still life/product shots, like the bride and groom are more... Continue Reading →

I Miss Straight Verticals

The photographers of days gone past, they used view cameras, those lovely wood 4x5 and 8x10 cameras, which gave them the ability to keep their verticals straight.  Not tilted.  Not leaning. Basically, if the film plane is parallel to the building, the vertical will stand straight.  But if you tilt the film up, like when... Continue Reading →

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