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Keeping The Faith – A Photographers Story on 9/11

Faith. It’s an element of my work that continues to surface, from project to project. Not only in the stories I choose to pursue, but also in my philosophy and approach to shooting.

On this, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I thought I would reprint an earlier post describing what happened to me with my project Empty Sky—The Pilgrimage To Ground Zero.  It was an e…Read On…

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The Master William Eggleston & His Camerassssss…

When I think of the great master photographers who have inspired me, I rarely think about their gear. The great Cartier-Bresson –it has been drummed into my head–shot mostly with his trusted Leica and 50mm lens. Those of you familiar with this blog, know that I’m a Nikon guy who understands the equipment I use are tools, yet I have a strange fascination and appreciation for gear as …Read On…

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Shutterbug Magazine – Photojournalism As Teacher

In the latest (February 2016) photojournalism-themed edition of Shutterbug Magazine is an article I wanted to bring your attention to. I’ve known the writer Barry Tanenbaum for a few years now and I’ve respected his deep knowledge of and insight into the photography industry; so I was happy to be interviewed.

“Creating a set of images,” Simon says, “forces me to tell the story …Read On…

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The Most Important Meal Of The Day & Yet Another Reason to Back Up Your Data

If you know my work and teaching, you’ve often heard me paraphrase one of my favorite photographers Diane Arbus, “the more personal you make it, the more universal it becomes”.

We all understand the human experience and I’ve lived long enough to know that both good things and bad things can happen to good people.

Every August my wife and I travel to beautiful Vancouver, her chil…Read On…