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...

Fujifilm X Cameras vs Medium Format Film

As a guy who started shooting 30 years ago, I obviously used film and learned how to develop and print it, and I’m obviously nostalgic about it. However, like most of my colleagues, I also transitioned from film to digital, happily closing that transition around...

X-T20: A Lot Of Love In A Small Package

As a retired media teacher I have been very fortunate to be able to travel extensively and photograph many different places. In my early days I would load up my lead lined film bag with 25 rolls of Kodachrome film and pack my Nikon F3HP...

I’ve lost my voice | The streets of Vancouver

“Most artists have experienced the creative block.  We get stuck in our work.  We beat our head against the wall: nothing.  Sometimes, it is just because we are trying something at the wrong time.” – Lukas Foss I can’t make the words come out.  I start a...

The Visual Poet Experience 2019 is here!

What an incredible year it has been! From Vancouver to San Francisco and London to Berlin, 2018 was another great year for the Visual Poet Experience. It has been a great pleasure to craft imagery with so many talented photographers, new and advanced. We achieved...

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....

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...