Like Asian art. Gentle. Calming. Relaxing. When I saw it, I knew. This was not about the original file. It was about what could be done with it. It was about my vision. My intent after I brought the image home. To be clear, it wasn’t about heavy post production. It was about doing just […]


Getting close. Close enough to see the details. The shape. The various shades of color. Color. Call this what you want. Is it pink? Is it magenta? Is it something else? If you are trying to match color, as I used to do on a big commercial printing press, it matters. If you aren’t, enjoy […]


A mood. A quiet mood. A peaceful mood. A jazz mood. Because it’s Sunday. Because it’s Sunday I was going to photograph a second line. Way out in the Lower 9th Ward. I’ve chased this second line in the past. It’s yielded some good pictures. I even traveled some to get here. Today. But. I […]


This is it. The very first picture I made in New Orleans. Unlike some of the others in this series, it wasn’t exactly lost. I just hadn’t seen the original scan in a long time. Yes. Scan. This image was made on film. In 1999. In June, if my mind isn’t playing tricks on me. […]


Another one. Another picture that makes you smile. A version of yesterday’s post made from a different perspective. And still. That weird light refraction followed me. I have no idea what it was. I think it was some strange bit of light bouncing around the water droplets in the air. Usually, that reflects something in […]


Like a watercolor painting. A time in nature, when greens are still green and summer hasn’t officially arrived. The time in between. I am fascinated with Asian art forms. Something Chinese. Or, something Japanese. This picture sort of crosses the border. Between. Make no mistake. It was a photograph first. I started tinkering with it. I […]


I found a flower. A tiny translucent thing. I’ve seen them before. When they are a little older. They are pale yellow. This one is young. You can see through its petals. It is such a gentle thing that I was afraid to get too near. Enjoy it as it is. I’m certain that if […]


Shapes. In nature. I could try to make the same ones. I wouldn’t come close. It’s best that I just make photographs of what I see. And, show them to you. This is a walking picture. With the dog who sees things. The light was wonderful. Strong and low, with deep shadows. I stopped and […]