Picturing People: Focus On Fitness

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in art, culture, photography, sports | No Comments

Recently my friend Courtney Laine Price contacted me regarding some additional photos for her portfolio on a sports or fitness theme. After getting shut out from the track at University of Redlands, we opted to use the football stadium at nearby Citrus Valley High School, where we made a variety of photos of Courtney, including her doing some […]

Grow Your Own: Fresh Vegetables From The Garden

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in art, culture, environment, photography | No Comments

Some time ago I ripped out my back lawn and built raised beds. Since then I’ve harvested carrots, radishes, five kinds of lettuce, peppers, zucchini and enough tomatoes to sink a battleship. This year’s zucchini plants are flowering already and I expect to have some fresh tomatoes soon as well.

World Press Photo: Recent Controversy Sparks Photojournalism Ethics Debate

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in business, culture, news, photography | No Comments

The recent World Press Photo controversy, in which judges awarded first prize in Contemporary Issues to italian photographer Giovanni Triolo for a portfolio of work that perhaps would have been more accurately classified as illustration, at first standing by their decision, then later revoking the award when it was discovered details about the work were misrepresented, […]

Santa Ynez, CA: Grassy Hills Are Day-Glo Green

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in culture, environment, photography, travel | No Comments

I’ve just returned from a quick visit to the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, where the grassy hills are almost day-glo green and the wildflowers along the roadside are blooming. This image taken along Foxen Canyon Road, between visits to a couple of wineries in the area.  The scene suggests to me of what old […]

Wonder Valley, CA: Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat….

Mailboxes along rural and isolated byways have always been a popular subject for me. In some areas the U.S. Mail may still be the best connection to the outside world. A row of mailboxes near the San Diego County community of Ramona earned an honorable mention and a cash prize some years ago from Popular Photography. […]

Santa Monica, CA: The Weird & The Wonderful

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in culture, environment, photography, travel | No Comments

With the wind howling here in the IE, yesterday we took a day trip to Santa Monica. It seemed a good idea to go somewhere else for the day. I spotted this guy with his orange iguana, perched on his shoulder like a house pet, at the informal petting zoo of exotic creatures assembled at the […]