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...

Discussing Creativity, Inspiration and Motivation on the FujiLove Podcast

I am the guest on this month’s FujiLove podcast, speaking with fellow Official Fuji X Photographer Jens Krauer about the cover story I wrote for last month’s FujiLove magazine.  That article, entitled “Make Time for Creativity”, talked about finding inspiration, motivation and about the...

Processing Black & White Street Photographs with Acros

In December I published a Street Tip article describing how I process my colour street images with the Classic Chrome film simulation.  Consider this article part two in a series then, where I will describe how I process my black and white street images...

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. ...

2018:  From Transition to Realization

The end of 2016, and all of 2017, were pivotal times for me.  2017 was the year that I stopped living a dual life and went all in on being a full time creative.  In this, my first post of 2018, I’d like to talk...

My Final Images of 2017

I started writing this post on December 23rd, sitting in a coffee shop enjoying a hot chocolate after finishing my Christmas shopping (one day early I might add… no slacking off this year).  Brilliant sun was shining through the window, casting long shadows on...

When a friend inspires you…

I’d like to change direction this week and talk briefly about hope, inspiration and how we can use our work as artists to enrich the lives of others.  To do this, I need to start by talking a little bit about my friend, Valérie...

406 Days With the Fuji X100F

406 days ago my friends at Fujifilm asked me if I would like to be one of 50 Official Fuji X Photographers to beta test the new (at the time) Fuji X100F. 390 days ago the camera arrived. 12,942 frames later, I am still shooting 90% of...

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...