There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

Martha Graham

Three Zebras lined up in black and white

Coffee and Cream

I have things I aim for with my black and white photography that obviously include subject matter and composition, but I would like to discuss tones. For the uninitiated this is the range of brightness levels from absolute black to absolute white. I have a...

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Portraits

I haven’t made many portraits these past few years. I once thoroughly enjoyed the process, but lost the passion for it around the time I went digital, I think. With digital, manipulation became easier and the pressure intensified to create magazine type finishes....

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Waiting

In 2016 Jeff Beck, at 72, released the album “Loud Hailer”. For reasons beyond understanding I have, in the past, overlooked this album in my search for new music. I am fussy about what is playing when I am creating a new fine art piece; you see I steal...

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