Finding Photographic Balance in Hawaii

I recently returned home from a family vacation in Hawaii, where I spent nine days with my wife and daughter during spring break.  As time was ticking down to our departure a lot of friends and colleagues asked me what camera I was taking,...

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...

The Streets of San Francisco – Part One

“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown.  Every race in the world. The fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills… And...

Vignettes of Amsterdam – Part Two

Last week I published part one of this series, a black and white photo essay from a recent trip to Amsterdam.  Black and white works so well when featuring photography from European cities, because, I think, of their timeless feel and their amazing architecture. Amsterdam is...

Vignettes of Amsterdam – Part One

For the last few years I have made an annual trip to Amsterdam; sometimes for pleasure, sometimes to teach.  Amsterdam  is a wonderful city to visit, full of amazing landmarks, museums, architecture and history.  It is the Dutch people, however, that I truly love. ...

Winter is Coming

I missed the transition from summer to fall this year.  I’m not sure how, but one day it was oppressively hot and the next day it wasn’t.  My September was busy, including a trip to Europe to teach a workshop in Amsterdam and to shoot...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Four

A few years ago my PTSD raised its ugly head, a hidden scar from years of working as a paramedic that plunged me into darkness.  The long process of healing, of becoming whole again, taught me a lot about mindfulness and purpose.  It led me...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Three

Over two million people live in Paris, a number that swells past twelve million when you include the surrounding areas.  Streets and alleyways are impassible at times, people twisting and turning to fight their way through crowds as they go about their business. Paris, somehow,...

96 Hours in Paris – Part Two

“That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me.” – Marion Cotillard It is hard to put into words why I love this city so much.  Paris is many things;  beautiful at...

96 Hours in Paris – Part One

I am consumed by the city.  This isn’t my first trip here, nor will it be my last, but the magic, the wonderment, it never goes away.  My mind takes in the people, the sounds, the smells, the architecture, the beauty that lays at...