Although I’m currently based in and around LA, I’m actually from Chicago. Like so many people who grow up in an area, I didn’t truly appreciate the place as a kid. It wasn’t until I’d left as an adult and returned to visit that I realized it’s really a heckuva fantastic city!Read more "A Short Study of Light & Shadow: Chicago"
Up until recently, you were more likely to see a leprechaun, riding a unicorn on Main Street while juggling rainbows than experience a rainy day in LA. Lately, though, we’ve been getting a lot of rain. I’m talkin’ about the kind of rain that creates mudslides, flash floods, and car-swallowing sinkholes.Read more "Tone, Texture, and Rain"
Quick!…what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Cornhole”? If you’re like me, the answer is “Beavis and Butt-Head“. Nope…that’s “Cornholio”. Suffice to say, I didn’t really know what it was. So imagine my surprise when a couple of weeks ago, I was in a So-Cal town, Santa Paula, where the residents […]Read more "Cornholio…?"
Don’t go near the water Don’t you think it’s sad What’s happened to the water Our water’s going bad Oceans, rivers, lakes and streams Have all been touched by man The poison floating out to sea Now threatens life on land Johnny Cash – Don’t Go Near the WaterRead more "Dakota Pipeline Protest, LA"
I get up at seven, yeah And I go to work at nine I got no time for livin’ Yes, I’m workin’ all the time It seems to me I could live my life A lot better than I think I am I guess that’s why they call me They call me the workin’ man… […]Read more "One Shot: Working Man, Living the Dream"
I love winter’s light! Well…I’ve gotta admit, I love all types of light, but I particularly enjoy the low angled, winter’s morning light we get in LA. It varies from harsh to mellow and never fails to create depth, texture and, of course, spectacular shadows.Read more "Winter’s Shadows"