Sunflowers – Flower Photography

I have been including fine art flower photography in my photographic oeuvre almost since I first picked up a camera. There’s no real mystery to it. I have mentioned it before but flowers are a fantastic photographic subject because of their availability and infinite form. There are very few flowers that are not a worthy […]

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Sakura (2017)

The cherry blossom tree that I photograph every year made an early bloom. I was fortunately quick off the mark because it really didn’t last long. What is it about cherry blossoms? They are not the biggest nor the most robust of blooms. I think it has something to do both with their delicacy and […]

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Hairdryer

As a photographer, part of the deal is developing the ability to see photographs essentially everywhere. Make no mistake that this is an ability, an affinity, that must be cultivated. How? Well, by slowing down and really looking at what’s around you, by never taking anything for granted, and by developing a visual vocabulary all […]

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The Unstrung Violin

The violin is one of the most romantic of instruments. If there is a more pragmatic reason other than the effect the violin has on the listener that prompted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to have Sherlock Holmes be an aficionado of the instrument, I prefer not to know it. In my youth I played, but those […]

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Fading Flowers No. 1

I’m currently splitting my time between the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2 in the ongoing journey to mastery of each camera. My experience of the X-T2 is most pertinent to this post. Being closer in design to a modern digital SLR, in contrast to the X-Pro2’s rangefinder design, makes it very familiar with my having mostly […]

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Seascapes & Fishermen (new prints)

My personal affinity has never been particularly geared toward landscapes (or seascapes). It has only been in the last year or so that I have turned my lens toward the subject, and when I do it is for the black and white landscape. This is largely because I think the appeal of black and white photography is […]

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