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Spiritual Journeys

January 30, 2016 - I met Jacob Johns yesterday while making a tintype portrait of a friend of mine. While we were talking I noticed that he...
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Nick

January 30, 2016 - Simple curiosity sometimes creates the image. In this case I was working with Nick and simply found myself curious about...
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Unexpected...

January 30, 2016 - I was giving a lighting demo using some simple flood lights when I saw this image possibility with Stephanie standing in...
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More Experiments

January 27, 2016 - I am playing with imagery today. We make images with our eyes, ears, and our mouth. I hear something that draws my atten...
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Rainy Winter Day

January 27, 2016 - Today is a rainy day. I decided to go outside and make a couple of photos. I think there is a dream like quality to look...
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Experimentation

January 27, 2016 - I received a Facebook challenge to photograph nature every day for a week. I was watching a video tutorial on Youtube an...
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A productive Friday

January 26, 2016 - The week before last I had a wonderful Friday morning making tintype portraits in the studio. I ended up photographing t...
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A week in Montana

January 26, 2016 - I spent a week last summer learning to fly fish in Montana. It was a "buddy" trip that I will never forget. Here are som...
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Cell Phone Visual Journal

January 23, 2016 - I keep a visual journal on my Blackberry cell phone. Almost everyday I make a few images of anything that catches my eye...
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Beauty in the face of challenges

January 23, 2016 - This last fall I received a request to make some portraits by a woman who was undergoing chemo therapy. When I met Kim I...
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Photographing Nicole

January 23, 2016 - Thursday night I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop at a local camera club. It had been a rough and really long day...
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Editorial Control

January 22, 2016 - I made this portrait of Rick who is a retired firefighter as part of a demo. It reminds me of the old batter commercials...
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Scenes from Home

January 19, 2016 - Walker Evans published a book that I love called Message from the Interior in 1966. From that work I have been inspired...
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Photogenic Drawings of Nature

January 18, 2016 - I spent some time exploring the Turbull National Wildlife Refuge today. When I got back I realized that one of my "mista...
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Recent Darkroom Prints

January 10, 2016 - For the last month I've been trying to get into my darkroom and make prints. I have been practicing a kind of "letting g...
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Sitting Between Two Chairs

January 04, 2016 - Back in 2012 I produced this documentary about two incredible Russian photographers from two different generations. I ha...
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Secrets of the Deep

January 04, 2016 - Last December I collaborated with filmmaker Shaun Springer and musician Madeline McNeil to help film an experimental art...
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Secrets of the Deep

January 04, 2016 - One of the joys of working in a creative community is that you get to participate in projects that are making a differen...
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