Getting Tall Artistically

Getting Tall Artistically

My inspiration for this shot is pretty simple -- I see elongated shadow shots all over the place, to the point where if they were once interesting, they are now an over-done idea except maybe for your vacation scrapbook. That said, I grabbed this shot of "me" late one afternoon to get me as long as...

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seating options

seating options

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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left behind

left behind

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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personal retreat

personal retreat

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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back to back

back to back

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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private spaces

private spaces

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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everyone's gone home

everyone's gone home

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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private time

private time

this is part of a series of benches and other "seating arrangements," inviting the viewer to imagine the story - who is coming, or who left, or how it might feel to sit here for awhile

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Event On Fog Delay

Event On Fog Delay

4th of July on this beach pie. I wanted viewers feel the fog rolling in. I wanted to capture the essence of the power of nature to render useless all those VIP chairs.

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Blowin' In The Wind (Sketchy)

Blowin' In The Wind (Sketchy)

I have been working on a series of sketch-style renderings of photographs. I like the feeling the style conveys, just partially telling the story but letting the viewing enter the scene as well. The sketchy and tint treatment were designed to convey the quiet strength of these tall pall trees as the...

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Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach

The crowd - the colors - grab your camera.

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Summer Memory

Summer Memory

You know that expression -- picture postcard…

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Sunset

Sunset

Watching the sun setting is mesmerizing. It is just slowly dropping into the ocean.

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House On Stilts

House On Stilts

This is such a dramatic reminder of change. There's a reason this house was built on stilts and I tried to imagine what this area looked like when this house was actually subject to flooding.

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Beach Houses

Beach Houses

Color is so exciting!

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New York In Reflection

New York In Reflection

The back courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art reflects everything!

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Fun With Art

Fun With Art

Here's the truth - my inspiration for this work is that I had an entire day all to myself, and not one photograph that called out to me to work on. So I just started with a blank canvas, looked through my brushes collection, discarded file after file of backgrounds and textures, tossed out about 4 h...

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Mail The Old Fashioned Way

Mail The Old Fashioned Way

A country road. Houses that can barely see each other. But the mailboxes speak of a community.

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Flower Patterns

Flower Patterns

Flowers reaching out like fireworks, leaving a pattern in their wake.

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Downtown- It's All About The Shoes

Downtown- It's All About The Shoes

I was walking around downtown Portland OR with nothing special in mind to shoot. I looked across the street at a gathered crowd, studio cameras set up-- a photo-shoot in progress. Well, if that's going to provide me with subjects and lighting, who am I to complain. I asked the director and the gir...

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Round and Round and Round

Round and Round and Round

This is a study in light and shape. Round captures everything around it, and creates movement.

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Glass Study- Grass and Bottles

Glass Study- Grass and Bottles

The strict structures of the vases contrasted with the unruliness of the grass caught my attention. Some lighting and filters added some playfulness to the contrast.

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Glass Study

Glass Study

I did a series of shots with this collection of glass vases and then, just by chance, placed a piece of colored glass down behind the set-up. It was absolutely magical and so began this journey in light and texture.

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Italian Espresso With Expression

Italian Espresso With Expression

This composite captures everything I love about traditional crafts -- hand tooled espresso machines, traditional instruments, kitchenware, cooks tools. Hear it, taste it, smell the aromas.

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Still Life Sketch - Mint In A  Bottle

Still Life Sketch - Mint In A Bottle

Often times, we are served water at a cafe and pay no attentional at all to it. This time was quite different. I forgot about my friends, the conversation, the menu, and just started taking shots of this still life, certain that there would be a way to convey the refreshing simplicity of the bottle...

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