CHASING JAMES BALDWIN: The Evolution of a Road Warrior

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sophomore year in college I washed dishes for two semesters to pay for a ticket on a tramp steamer to hitchhike around Europe. I acted like a tourist, spoke high school French and stumbled around using a guidebook, “Europe On Five Dollars A Day.” I ate snails and learned about escargot. My first trip to Paris found me sleeping under bridges and it was exhilarating.

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Dateline Tanzania: panAFRICAproject

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After years in the planning stages, my studio is pleased to announce that our most ambitious project has officially launched.  Although we are known for our long term projects/books including, among others: six years on death row inmates; Olympic games since 1984; twenty years of pregnant women; and, most recently, documenting the building of a superskyscraper in Boston ( until 2016 – but none of these surpasses the scope of (

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Model Releases

Saturday, May 31, 2014

In the world of photography, much has been said and argued about model releases. They have been debated in courtrooms and on forums and in the faint light of dive bars frequented by photographers. Experts have written books about the issue and pundits have disseminated vast misinformation. Editors and designers are afraid of the legal ramifications. Although there is a legal need for model releases, the law remains vague.

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The Chimp Sheet : Pixel Peeping

Friday, March 28, 2014

CHIMPING, verb 1) In digital photography, the group or individual activity after taking a picture

of reviewing the results on the LCD & admiring the results with "ooh ooh ahh ahh" similar to

monkey or ape's vocalizations. 2) The act of gaining sexual pleasure by throwing ones


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About This Blog

blog (blŏg, bläg) n. 1. short for Weblog 2. online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer 3. diary that is posted on the Internet 4. an experiment to verbalize my observations about the status of photography. It will be eclectic & deal with philosophy & practice of this universal art form. It will strive for periodic commentary about issues many photographers face, like ownership and the economy. It will also talk about pictures and what makes good ones and how to get them. No hardware. No software. No recycled clichés. No whining.