Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Every now and then I try to break out of my own shell and do something different. This ambition applies to many aspects of my life – food, wines, cars, clothes. More often than not I default back to what I know and what I love. But at least I tried, and often something new […]

Sometimes, I wonder if chunks of concrete dream of being rocks. Forced into strict shapes, and then at some point broken free. The other day I read a post about being original. Show the world something they’ve never seen before. The point was, if you are standing next to a dozen other photographers, you’re probably […]



Let’s face it – this photography blog has been shuttered. There have been numerous topics and posts that have come to mind, but the fact of the matter is that I have backed off from serious work and serious thought. I have simply been busy; photography is not a full-time proposition for me. I still […]



Last night I took the bold and rather dramatic step of deleting all but one of my Flickr photos. In fact, you might call that a crazy step. But the thought of doing it has been periodically bubbling up. I guess there are several reasons for it, but primarily I feel that I need a […]

At work I was talking with a friend about one of my photographs hanging in my office, one of the few that I have ever printed. It is an older print from the Ground series, actually one of the photographs that inspired the series. We are both designers and he is also a part-time photographer […]

I have a fascination with California’s Central Valley. It is the large area in the middle of the state that produces much of the nation’s produce, almost 10% of America’s agricultural output. It stretches around 50 miles wide and 450 miles north to south, covering approximately 22,500 square miles. Any natural rainfall that is allowed […]



Following on my previous post, I’ve been pairing my stuff down to only that which is required or provides pleasure. I keep lists of notes or tasks or things to do in Field Notes notebooks or on blank 3×5 cards, and it occurred to me one day that the number of tasks relates almost directly […]