Could we but draw back the curtainsThat surround each other’s lives,See the naked heart and spirit,Know what spur the action gives,Often we should find it better,Purer than we judged we should,We should love each other better,If we only understood…” If We Understood – Anonymous Over the past few years, while exploring downtown LA , I’ve […]Read more "Praying to an (In)Different God"
“Phil: Something is… different. Rita: Good or bad? Phil: Anything different is good.” – Phil Connors, Groundhog Day – There have been a few periods during the last 18 months when it seemed every day was… well… THE SAME! The last time, it was kinda’ like waking up repeatedly as Phil Connors in the classic Bill Murray […]Read more "Groundhog Day & the City by the Bay"
“…Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no […]Read more "Photographic Therapy"
Charcoal Sun Standing in the light of a charcoal sunIrradiated and consumed by dark particlesThrough haze, I can barely seeI shield my eyes from the lightMy hands burnMy clothes are worn awayMy skin is raw There is no shade R. FosterRead more "In the Light of a Charcoal Sun"
What is it that grabs a street photographers eye – something interesting, something unique, a pattern, a person, an evolving situation? Well, I’d guess all of the above. Of course, we hope that “thing” that grabs our attention leads to an incredible image. But, as street photographers, we have to admit that taking the image […]Read more "One Shot: The Descent"
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucious, 551 BCERead more "Keeping it Clean at Venice Beach"