Tired of Winter

It’s March 31, it snowed again… I am SO tired of winter that I went to the conservatory at Como Park today. It was packed with people. All probably feeling the same way I do. I’ve been so busy in my office since I returned from...

Paris – San Francisco – NYC – Paris – Cabourg

Bonjour! It’s been a while, I haven’t posted since February. Did you miss me? I’ve busy traveling, teaching, writing… And of course: Taking pictures! I thought it was time to show you a few pics I collected over the past few weeks in Paris, San Francisco, New...

Escape the cold, go photo-antiquing

There there many things I love to photograph on bitterly cold days. The weather has never been an excuse for me not to exercise my ‘visual push-ups’. One of my favorite activities is what I call ‘photo-antiquing’. It’s not simply walking into an antique store and...

State Fair Moments

If you know me personally, you’ll be surprised to learn that I went to the Great Minnesota Get-Together more than once this year! I don’t like crowds, I don’t eat fair food and I’m definitely a minimalist photographer. And yet, I loved the challenge of...

Fun with the Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic

I have been using the Lensbaby Velvet 56 on my Fujifilm X-Pro2 regularly for about a year (see previous blog posts with the Velvet 56 here and here). I recently had the opportunity to try the Lensbaby Composer Pro II for a few weeks and it was...

From Minneapolis to Chicago

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the blog. Crazy few weeks… We celebrated two graduations: Lucas from University, Nathan from High School. I also wrote a new ebook The Art of Seeing Photographically which will be released in the next few days. I...

A Dreamy 19th Century Christmas

Using a special effect lens is always a great exercise in creativity. I love the extra challenge. Seeing the resulting photographs on the computer screen after the photo shoot is always a bit like opening a present. The Lensbaby Velvet 56 offers a new way...

Meet me at the fair

Here are a few more miscellaneous snapshots from my visit at the Minnesota State Fair. Contrary to the previous post, the pics below were shot during the day. Enjoy and please leave a comment! ...

Faces in the Night

I love photographing at night. Available light sources of all kinds illuminate your subjects in many different ways. I love the bright lights and the deep dark shadows. I was at the Minnesota State Fair last night with a friend and I focused my attention on the faces...