Saturday, September 27, 2014

Home Again

My we had a great time on our trip to Spain and Sicily.  I think I'm finally over the jet lag (takes me days traveling back home from Europe) and ready to process the over 450 photos I took in both jpg and raw formats on my little 18 MP Lumix travel camera (has a Leica lens and telephoto cred).  This doesn't take into account the  photos from my iPod and camera phone.  Luckily I don't have any big photo projects on the horizon yet, so I should have the time to get them ready for Flickr.  Yo can have a taste of the trip if you're on either Instagram (please forgive the out of focus pizza shot, it looked ok in the preview on my phone) or if we're FB friends.

Here's a shot taken from the train going from Malaga to Madrid.  What amazes me is how the landscape reminds me of California - no wonder the Spanish loved it there and built missions all up and down the coast!  Too bad there are window reflections in it, but it gives you the idea anyway.

And then there's the latest government gaffe coming from the Forest Service.  Luckily they have backed down on this one.  But, if you don't take your tripod, you can generally get away with snapping photos without setting off alarms.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Budapest, I Didn't Know You ...

I have an image in  Personality: The Contemporary Portrait, a juried international photography exhibition which runs from September 23 – October 13, 2014 at:

PH21 Gallery
Szkéné Theatre
Budapest University of
Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest

So for those of you who can't ply on over to see this show, here's a link to my image.  This is the same photo that was an honorable mention at last year's New York Center for Photographic Art's "Water" show in New York.  

One of my Webist artist friends, Dan McCormack also has a photo in this show.  You can click here to see his work.

But to give credit where it is due - a shout out to Elizabeth Opalenik!  Now only is she an amazing photographer but also an excellent teacher.  I shot this during one of her workshops that I took two years ago.  Elizabeth, thank you for your generosity and grace in helping other artists find their way in this world.  Her work is amazing and you can see it here.

Here's a portrait of John Maruka, a guy I met while standing outside MOMA in San Francisco a few years ago.  He and I are FB friends now.  He's a wonderful photographer who is dealing with some health issues, but looks like he's kicking butt in his recovery.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Above you see a photo of a Cuban dancer that was printed onto InkAid transfer film and then transferred to paper using hand sanitizer gel!  The image itself was put through some in-phone apps to create much of the delicious texture.  Although some of it was already there being Havana and all.

These will need to be priced at a different level because they are truly one of a kind prints - hand pulled if you will.  I might have to make some transfers of She Dreams of Branches and Barnacles after I get back from the 3rd Biennial of Photography in Malaga, Spain.