Is Street Photography A Ridiculous Term?

I read a comment not long ago which I cannot quote directly, but the gist of it was this: The author said that the term, “street photography” is a ridiculous one. When I read it, my hackles went up immediately! I wanted to gather the masses of street shooting purists and create protest. However, as with all…

Political Figure Without Provocation

As the bird flies imminently from the west and the sisters marvel innocently from the east, a GIANT building in front of them provokes NO reaction. Digital, RicohGR Chicago, IL

A Glimpse of Colombia’s Streets in 35mm Color

35mm, Canon Rebel SLR, 400 speed color film   My 1/2 Breed Quick Synopsis When I was a child, the most common response I would get from people when I told them I was going to Colombia for the summer to spend time with my family was usually a “tongue-in-cheek” half joke about cocaine or marijuana. (Thank God the 80s…

Cartagena in Black and White

The most striking aspect of the walled city in Cartagena Colombia is the wide array of bold, beautiful colors – from the houses to its inhabitants choice of clothing. So, it may seem odd that my first selection of street photography would be in black and white. As I’ve mentioned before, some images lend themselves to…

We Are Changing: How People Mimic Nature

Digital, Ricoh GR Lincoln Park, 2015   The photos in the gallery above represent a collection of ways in which we subconsciously attempt to mimic nature. They also represent the ways we create man-made natural environments so that people and nature can silently coexistence. These are arranged symbolically in pairs and are open to your interpretation. There is no…

Travelling: A Metaphor For Life, Art & Goals

All images shot with a iPhone 5s Italian Riviera, August 25, 2014.   An embryo doesn’t have to try to become a baby, and an acorn doesn’t have to set a goal to become an oak tree. – Marianne Williamson I have heard it said so many times, “Decide what you want and make it…

A Creative Way Out Of Discomfort

Digital Florence, Italy   As the years go by, I find that the number one cause of most of my challenges is fear of discomfort. From lack of creative impulse to resistance to exercise to procrastination, discomfort is a seedling for self-deception because unlike it’s sister, pain, discomfort it’s not something that hits you in…

Grooming Oneself Towards A Veteran Status

Digital, Ricoh GR Monterosso al Mare   Veteran: Experienced through long service or practice; having served for a long period.  When I think of this US holiday called Veteran’s Day, I usually think of fallen heroes, the American flag, etc.  Not to take away from those we honor today, but this morning I thought about the meaning of the word, “veteran” and how…

Monterosso al Mare: From Monochrome to Color

And I who am passing by pause on the height, all alone, in the midst of the sunny vines close by the silvery veins that warble as they run down to lose themselves in the sea. – Excerpt from Edoardo Firpo’s – Cinque Terre    

Italian People, Their Landscapes & A Photographer’s Dream

Italy, Digital, Ricoh GR   Long, narrow, cobblestone pathways, crowded metro station exit walkways, packed restaurants situated in tiny corners at the end of an almost purposeful stretch of afternoon rays of sun… there’s so much opportunity. Couple that with grand and illustrious, architectural lines, century-old buildings – and a very passionate people who can make any…