The Kid And Me


A Street Portrait Gets Good The bullet points should tell you everything that you need to know about making a picture like this one. But, just in case. No matter how well you plan for every possible situation when you arrive on the scene everything changes. As boxer Mike Tyson said, “You can plan forContinue reading “The Kid And Me”

Singing


I made this picture a few years back at a county fair. Originally, this was a horizontal photograph, but I realized that his hand was doing something, but you can’t tell what. So, I decided to do what I had been taught in photojournalism school, crop to the heart of the image in order toContinue reading “Singing”

Another Day


S omething a little different to start the work week. I thought I hadn’t posted a little portfolio in long time so I decided today was the day. Generally, my New Orleans pictures are fairly recognizable. Not these. I’ve published some of the images that you are looking at in the very distant past butContinue reading “Another Day”

Just Another Day


A major discussion took place in my brain. It was along the lines of save it or hold it. Knowing that I would probably lose it within my archives. Rather than hold it, I published it. Obviously, it’s just another day in New Orleans. No. No. No. It’s Halloween. The very night of the holidayContinue reading “Just Another Day”

I Forgive It All


There are times when I forget what I’ve done in the past. I made this picture four years ago and I cannot remember doing it. I probably made it on the way to someplace else like a second line. You know me. I’m not a fan of useless data. But, sometimes it helps. Here’s aContinue reading “I Forgive It All”

Time


L earning. That was a koan one year. Just like simple is this year’s koan. I was doing a deep review to find pictures for this and two other projects. After glazing my brain and frosting my eyes, I came to understand why I am not working much and not caring if I do. We’veContinue reading “Time”

Journey Through The Past


I t started this way. This picture was made at the very beginning of my career. I worked for a chain of tiny newspapers in rural Southwest Virginia. We thought we were pretty good and most of the time we were. The two biggest photo subjects were sports and stand alone art. The former youContinue reading “Journey Through The Past”

Little Green


T here’s no mystery to this picture. See the subject, talk to him for a minute and ask if I could photograph him. But, I wanted to open up the picture and turn it into something the verges on the edge of high key. That meant dropping out a lot of background detail which IContinue reading “Little Green”

Dog of the Hour


She just had to look at the lens. So, I made her portrait. I made three frames and off she headed. As I wrote yesterday, WordPress made me a deal I couldn’t ignore. So here I am. I would have still been here until December 18, even if I hadn’t taken the deal. The funnyContinue reading “Dog of the Hour”