The danger of empathy — if you THINK you know what another person is thinking or feeling you are much less likely to ask them how they actually are feeling. I wish I could take credit for that idea, it is from my new favorite podcast Invisibilia The subject was a person who has Mirror-Touch Synesthesia […]
The other day I was talking with a friend about how different my experience is when photographing life, compared to the experience of being without attempting to interpret what is going on. The act of photography sometimes seems, well to me anyway, as a more thoughtful way to experience the world, people especially. When making […]
Can you see them? They are wearing the red (or is it crimson? scarlet? auburn? bright maroon? carmine? carnelian? cinnabar? or if you prefer RGB r251 g57 b22, or HEX color codes, fa4727 or fe3313 or fe2d16 depending on where I place the color picker, isn’t color theory fun!) Ok, lets just agree to red. […]
One of my favorite photography terms is Circles of Confusion the Wikipedia page I linked to will describe the various formulas used to calculate how the effect is created in photography, way better than I can. When my daughter was in 8th grade or so, she had a physics assignment and chose a pinhole camera […]
There is a orchid plant on the dresser next to my bed. If it is sunny in the morning, the light shines through the shades, creating this very nice diffused light, the flower petals shine in their translucent beauty. Some mornings I notice them and smile, other times I wake up in a bad mood […]
My daughter made these Easter Eggs or Eggmojis. I think they are great. Sometimes it is best for me to just be quiet and let the work of others shine. So, Aurelia, this post is where I tell you how awesome you are and how proud I am that you are my daughter. I especially […]
This photo was made for a NY Times travel story about literary San Francisco. The story covered both the historical and current literary scene, and was quite interesting to work on. This bookstore is on the second floor of an old movie theater in the Mission District. There are several book sellers inside the building […]
The above photo was made on film a long-long time ago. I think it was for the SF Chronicle, the humans in the photo are researchers studying Great White Sharks (that is the terrifying looking thing in the water.) To get this photo I was standing on the top most part of the boat, not […]
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes” My high school Literature teacher would be so happy I finally understand what Walt Whitman was saying, well not exactly, I mean I sort of understand it, but there are so many ways to read the quote. Now that I think of it I have no idea what the quote is about. Sorry Mr. Ellis, my Lit teacher Newbury Park High School, in some long distant faded memory.
This photo was taken at stop for the N-Judah (it is a streetcar, not a fucking cable car, not a bus, and most importantly not a monorail — if you know them, ask my kids about the one hour rant I went on about the specific definitions of monorail, train etc. Good times).