Category Archives: Art

A Moment from the Palm Springs Photo Festival

Earlier this week, I attended the Palm Springs Photo Festival. This intimate gathering of photographers, clients and industry people is the brain child of photographer Jeff Dunas. It’s well run and a great opportunity to make connections will peers and … Continue reading

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Advice for an Aspiring Artist

I was recently asked by a young photographer how he should invest his time in pursuing his career. Here is my advice: There are many paths to greatness… yours will develop in your own way and in your own time. … Continue reading

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The Story of My First Camera

I don’t believe in fate or “it was meant to be” or that life has any meaning other than that which we extract from it after the fact. Sometimes though, events leave even the most die hard pragmatist like my … Continue reading

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Back from the Bakken – Lessons Learned from Photographing in the Oil Fields of North Dakota

I’m back safe and sound after a couple of long days of driving back to San Diego from my personal project of photographing in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. As I drove through the unending rolling hills of … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Mite

In a sense, I’ve been schooled. It’s not easy to come into an oil town and get the sort of access that I’d like. As much as I’d like to walk onto a drilling site and start shooting photos of … Continue reading

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Tales of Birth and Rebirth

Back in the days when the American West was wild and untamed, young men would traverse the country to prove themselves and older men would undertake the journey to reinvent themselves. The lure of a new life and better opportunities drew men to cross the … Continue reading

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Like every other new arrival to Williston, I’ve come here to seek my fortune. To be sure few come here with an eye to get rich quick. Instead, it’s with the hope to draw a steady paycheck and live out … Continue reading

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