Cold, Cold, Cold


W hen I talk about photographing on assignment many people think it’s all glamour and excitement. Now, that I work in the background of making music I know that glamour is the last thing on anybody’s minds. It’s hard work and most of it sucks. Getting back to strictly photography, I once wrote that IContinue reading “Cold, Cold, Cold”

Bring The Donut Army


B efore I tell you about New York City and these pictures let me tell you about the headline. I was listening to a podcast. One of the presenters told a bad joke. It was along the lines of what do donuts say to people who are eating them? There are dozens of us. ThisContinue reading “Bring The Donut Army”

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”

Goin’ Back


G oing back even further. Back to around 1980 to be exact. Back to a time when pictures were made on film. Black and white film called Tri-X. Its ISO was 400 but it could be manipulated in exposure and development. I’d like to say that those were the days. But, they weren’t. I workedContinue reading “Goin’ Back”

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”

Till It Shines


We had snow. It melted. We had rain. The water stuck around long enough to freeze. We had snow on top of that. I ran some errands a few miles from home. I came to this street and thought, “Oh oh.” I had no idea if it was just wet or icy. It was wetContinue reading “Till It Shines”

Raindrops And Stuff


One of my road trips during the PAD days was to Reno, Nevada. There is a story behind this adventure which I’ll tell in a bit. I drove from Albuquerque through Las Vegas and north on state route 95. I stopped along the way. I turned a two day trip into three. I made aContinue reading “Raindrops And Stuff”

My Back Pages


More about the reckoning. I’m starting to poke around a little deeper. It started last night or early this morning when I awoke from a delicious dream. It was about my newspaper days. For some reason the newspaper photo staff was made up of about everybody with whom I ever worked. We were sidelined. TheContinue reading “My Back Pages”

Darkling Days


A light explosion. That’s how I was seeing things as we drove into the direct sun. This picture may not exactly be physically accurate, but it’s how we felt when sunglasses didn’t help. I have no idea if this picture stays in the final project collection, but for now it’s in. After all, I onlyContinue reading “Darkling Days”