For some reason I find it interesting when people take photographs or make videos of their travels rather than experience then, but that is kind of hypocritical. That is exactly what I am doing. Of course, I am lucky enough to get paid to do it. But, why do people find the photos they take […]
Someone asked me the other day how to become a professional photographer. After wanting to give my smart-ass answer of “take a series or photographs and get someone to pay you for them, viola, you are a professional.” I thought better of giving that answer and came up with the real answer, practice. My first […]
Part of the new exhibits at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art incorporates an old teletype machine, constantly printing out the news feed. These things used to be all over the newsrooms where I worked, but I have not seen one is such a long time. I think it was a very cleaver was to […]
I had a photo shoot yesterday in an office building in San Francisco. Once everything was set up it was time to wait for the subject to show up. I looked out the window an d noticed the empty rooftop parking garage below. The lines reminded me of the #hashtag symbol (well sort of, I […]
My friend Mark introduced me to the most amazing photography gallery, I never knew existed, Pier 24. According to the person who works at the desk it is the largest gallery solely devoted to photography in the world. I really like how they limit the number of people who can be at the gallery at any […]
I have stopped watching television “news” and my life has become a whole lot calmer. In order to better understand the world I have been taking long walks (some people call them hikes, but that sounds too organized or intentional). I just wander, take my time, look around, notice the world and all of its […]
What do you do when you have non-functioning urinals and an event scheduled? Put flowers in them and call it art. I think this was a brilliant solution of an interesting problem.
No matter how many times I see this same view of Sutro Tower, I am amazed at how different it looks to me each time.
It has been a while since I posted anything. Getting the kids off to school, moved into the dorms and all that. It was not as terrifying for me as I thought it would be. The kids seem to be adjusting to their new lives, although they are homesick. I miss the noise and chaos […]
I used to think being spontaneous implied not preparing or planing, just jumping into whatever it is you are trying to be spontaneous in without any forethought. And, sometimes that might work out wonderfully, but most of the time being spontaneous requires a lot of advance work. You have to be ready for the unexpected […]