Pic(k) of the week 16: Pinocchio on a bike

I am the first to admit that there is often a portion of luck involved with photography; especially when doing Street Photography where one has very limited control on what is about the happen! The other day I was out with my recently purchased XF50mm f2 lens; yes,...

It is great to be among friends

Photography and the craft of seeing matters to me. For this and many other reasons I have been publishing serious doses of photographic thought on this blog. Today I would like to talk about something very important and close to my mind – YOU! The...

A brand new book is here!

Dear Photographic Friends, After years of writing, preparing and anticipating, my brand new e-book “Seeing Simplified – How to see and craft great imagery” is finally here! Although the craft of photography is my passion, I have always taken delight in writing. A few years...

Finding the freedom to see

What an incredible three weeks it has been! Kasia and I just returned from a photographic trip to Europe where I was leading the Visual Poet Experience Workshops in London and Berlin. I had the privilege of working with an amazing group of photographers 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...

Going extrawide – The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 review

Now this is something I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you all for a little while now. For the past 2 months I have been using a lens from the Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics. They have a line of lenses called “Laowa” –...

Photographic dispatches from London and Berlin

I am writing this blog post from my hotel room in Berlin to share with you some photographic titbits from our trip to Europe. We started off in London where I was leading the Visual Poet Experience Workshop. Christian Cross, a London-based photographer was assisting...

The Streets of San Francisco – Part Two

“San Francisco itself is Art.  Every block is a short story, every hill a novel.  Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal.” – William Saroyan For me, there is no quote that describes San Francisco better than this one.  Every day I am...

Advice: Shoot, shoot and shoot a lot! Really?

A few months ago Kasia and I watched an excellent documentary about the life and work of one of the great photographers, Sebastiao Salgado, titled “The Salt of the Earth.” The imagery and narrative of this fascinating film make it a must-see for every photographer....

Street Photography Workshop Update & a new bonus for participants!

The last few weeks have been full of teaching opportunities:  private workshops, photo walks, classroom presentations, etc.  After 23 years, teaching it is still the number one thing I love to do and all of these recent activities have made me so excited for this...