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Can't Happen Here

August 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Can't happen here. We are watchful, drained, gated, and secured. If it does happen, (but it won't), we have options. Escape is possible.
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I Make Mistakes

May 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Printing my first show as a fledgling photographer, a series called The Path at Noon, I loaded the paper wrong side front. Ugh. Ink lays on the uncoated side of expensive photo paper like a grubby oil slick. It can take months to dry and smudges everything. All photographs from Path Taken in Error. The new series (2015-2016) #1 The First Mistak...
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Dry Times

November 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Greetings from the Land of Little Rain. Death Valley had a flood last month. California's farmland is still dry. ABOUT the Series: Words and Pictures I nspired by California's farming history and current drought, LAND OF LITTLE RAIN is a series of six manipulated photographs that blend image and text. The title comes from Mary Austin's The Land o...
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Our Part of Town

July 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Our part of town: Whiskey Flats to Point Fermin, a mile-long stretch of San Pedro, at the southernmost edge of L.A. It's a neighborhood of hills and fog, bordered on three sides by ocean. Geologists say it used to be an island. Still feels like one. Many of the houses date to the early 1900s though there have been some modifications along the way....
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Story Line

December 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
There are stories that you follow linearly like piece of music or a hiking trail. They keep you facing forward, though sometimes they look back, and may even end up where they started. Then there are other stories that move differently. Not as a line but as a stack, Or a tilt-a-whirl. They emerge from the patterns made by Tarot cards, from a lands...
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