Environments: The Life Aquatic

Environments: The Life Aquatic

As some of you may have surmised, watery environments are some of my favorite “land”scapes.  And part of my endeavor as a photographer is probing the definition of landscape and the nature of place as an ongoing foundation of my work.  It’s what most good photographers like doing: recasting the character of places with a…

Assignment: Bandelier National Monument

Assignment: Bandelier National Monument

When I consider making a new portrait, my thoughts usually begin with the environment the subject is within. When the environment has fundamental historical significance, the experience becomes really special… and when it is part of the ancient network of ancestral Pueblo peoples [Anaasazi] who incorporated carved dwellings in volcanic cliffs as part of their…

Environments: Forest Interiors, pt. 3

Environments: Forest Interiors, pt. 3

This is the third installment on this blog of what is in danger of becoming a series, or dare I say a “project”. Living in proximity to awesome amounts of nature can do that to you. Parts 1 & 2 examined scale and spacial sensation. In part 3, I explore density in terms of the patterns,…

The Smallest Scale Architecture

The Smallest Scale Architecture

I’ve always considered thoughtfully designed furniture as the smallest scale of architectural expression.  If you think about it, it has everything that any building or interior has; concept, material, method, structure, program. And…. the really good stuff, knits it all together to fully realize Vitruvius’s concept of “firmness, commodity and delight” in architecture.  And speaking of the…

New Portraits: Yogis in Repose

New Portraits: Yogis in Repose

Recently I did a couple of sessions for my friends at my Yoga alma-mater, Yoga District, in Washington, DC. No dramatic and Gumby-esque poses here.  Just a couple of my favorite teachers in the studio, and in repose.  As an environmental portrait photographer… that’s just the way I like it: the integrity of the simple…

New Portraits: At Sea

New Portraits: At Sea

As noted in an earlier post, I love being on ships.  Mind you, I wouldn’t call myself a sailor, navigator or yachtsman.  The kind of ships I like are the kind where you call yourself a passenger and  put on black tie for cocktails and dinner.  I’ve taken a couple of ‘laps’ around the Caribbean,…