Golden Los Angeles


R esearch, research, research. As I dig through my archives I remember pictures that I forgot. I shot this picture for Lonely Planet, but not for their guidebooks. It was for their trade books which most people call coffee table books. I didn’t shoot the entire book, just a chapter or so. At the timeContinue reading “Golden Los Angeles”

He Went To Paris


H e went to ParisLooking for answersTo questions that bothered him so He was impressive,Young and aggressive,Saving the world on his ownWarm summer breezesAnd french wines and cheesesPut his ambitions at bay Summers and wintersScattered like splintersAnd four or five years slipped away He went to EnglandPlayed the pianoAnd married an actress named KimThey hadContinue reading “He Went To Paris”

Out On The Road


My WordPress buddy Tim Allen said that he hoped this worked out for me. Me too. But, what he doesn’t realize is that this better work out for me because if it doesn’t he’ll have nothing but problems since WordPress is changing everything. One helper told me that since technology has changed over the yearsContinue reading “Out On The Road”

On This One Night


C ome darkness, come light. The photograph comes from New Mexico. The words come from Virginia. They seem to cover most of my life for the last 15 years. On this Christmas Eve and — soon to be — Day, I’d like to wish every one of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful newContinue reading “On This One Night”

Fresh Air


S omeone asked me what kind of projects I want to do. I talked about two, but they require some major culling. Reviewing archive work is taxing. Not only to you sit in a chair with your eye glued to a loupe and stare into a light box, but all sorts of emotions crop up.Continue reading “Fresh Air”

Long Time Gone


G oing where the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain. That’s what the song says. That’s what it felt like on many days out there in the high desert. This is the other end of Central Avenue, Route 66. In Albuquerque. It is a business district. When I lived there two old school cameraContinue reading “Long Time Gone”

Time Fades Away


The sound time makes as it passes by. I slept really late for me. After a pretty bad Saturday, I awoke at a little after 10 am. The house was already very busy. Dog food was making. Laundry was washing. Breakfast had been eaten. After Friday nights horrible news I was convinced that I wouldContinue reading “Time Fades Away”

The Runner


And, the chaser… I was concentrating on my work when I felt two paws on my leg. Time for a walk. Once again, she came through. I wouldn’t have seen the most beautiful golden light that we usually have after a storm. if we hadn’t gone out. I did the best that I could, notContinue reading “The Runner”

Way Back Then


Sunday. I spent most of yesterday thinking it was Friday. It was not. Since I wrote the word, “Sunday ,” I’m hopeful that it will stick in my head. Time is elastic. For some reason I spent all of yesterday sleeping. I managed to get Sophie Rose her meds, which was my crowning achievement. ThatContinue reading “Way Back Then”