Archive for the ‘Photography’ 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 […]

Please pardon this long post, but I’ve had a burst of photography thinking. Over the past few weeks and months I’ve been mentally paring down my life to the things that are most important. Mine involves a triptych of sorts – family and friends, work and photography. Family and friends involves many things, such as […]

On Photobooks


I recently went through and pruned my photobook collection (including art books, including a small collection of books on Tibetan Buddhist art from a previous period in my life). It’s not really a photobook collection per say, but I do have a few! I’m keeping most, there are some that I’m setting aside for a […]

For a long time I’ve tried to capture the dense layers and colors of the plant material along Tilden Park’s Jewel lake Loop in winter with a camera. Of course, it’s there all year long, but in winter, along with the rains, the colors come to life and the wetness adds richness and saturation. I […]

Open Seasons


Long dry spell. Illness and recovery. Dog surgery and recovery. Work, lots of work. Busy life. Who has time for free time? For the past few months I have been very disconnected from photography. Mostly for lack of time, but also for lack of success in capturing anything worthwhile or even finding anything interesting to […]



Sometimes, I just go out to sketch. It’s very relaxing after a hard day at work and a great way to practice. BTW what you see here has been our summer. Fog. Cool, damp fog. Not sure if it is unusual or just where we live now, or if having grown up in Texas the […]

As a budding photographer, Harry Callahan sent himself on several photography sabbaticals for extended practice. Over time he was able to go from someone who worked and did photography on the side to someone who did photography and, well, I suppose worked on the side. Interesting idea…