Summary of 2018 and the top 10 images of the year

IN SEARCH OF MEANING  2017 was the year of visual risk-taking when my photography was in intentional but controlled turmoil. It led me to deep discoveries and many new and exciting visuals, something I called “unquiet presence.” Early 2018 appeared to be going in a similar...

The Joy of Crafting Imagery

It has been an intense few months. I have embarked on new photographic journeys and I cannot wait to share more with you. Despite all the news, today I would like to touch on something very important but often misconstrued – the joy of photography....

The first issue of the Medium Format Magazine is here!

It is finally happening. The Medium Format platform and the accompanying Medium Format Magazine are here! Only two years ago digital medium format photography was the privilege of a very few mostly commercial and fashion photographers who could justify spending the equivalent of a new...

In Paris With Ibarionex

As this year’s Photokina winds down with all its gear-related excitement, we can refocus on seeing. Two weeks ago, I was leading the Visual Poet Experience Workshop in Paris and I cannot emphasize how amazing this event was. Not only did we have a super...

First thoughts and a guest’s impressions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm’s medium format assault continues. For years there has been a discussion about what Fujifilm should do next after establishing itself in the APS-C segment with the X-series. Many people advocated for the need of a full frame line-up. I have always thought that would...

The Right Tool

Nothing has been more enjoyable than writing, exchanging ideas and making photographic friendships on this blog. It has been my home for the last seven years and I can’t express how grateful I am for knowing you. There has been lots going on in my...

Pitfalls of Street Photography

Since its inception this blog has covered many topics, some of them distinctly personal, some common and some highly contentious. When initiating this blog many years ago, I knew from the start that I wanted to make it honest and conversational. Especially in photography, genuine...

In pursuit of your own seeing

There’s no question that photography causes excitement and the urge to capture the world around us. However, very often in this excitement we lose sight of our own seeing. It is common, especially among novice photographers, for them to rely on others for their seeing...

At the Crossroads

The last few weeks have been one of the most intense and groundbreaking times in my photographic journey. Finally, after years of deliberation and thought, my partner Spencer Wynn and I launched the Renatus Project – Remarkable Human Stories. Indeed, your response to our first...

The Renatus Project is here!

The Renatus Project has been years in the making. The idea of the project was born within. After years of struggling to survive, enduring dialysis and a subsequent kidney transplant, I met wonderful people from all walks of life on my journey. Every encounter provided...