Dreaming of Natural Light

The delivery of the mail each day brings new magazines. This time of year, there are a lot of lists about the "best of 2005" including photography books. This one caught my eye simply because of the cover. It's a book on the work of Richard Avedon. What caught my…

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Family Resemblance in Vintage Photo

Recently, my father asked me to archive a bit of family history. He presented me with a large 16x20 image of my great-great grandfather, Sylvester. He's had this picture hanging on his wall for years. It's close to 100 years old and is showing signs of aging. There are watermarks…

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A Fascination with Clouds

For the longest time, I've been fascinated by clouds. Ask anyone close to me. Some of the best clouds are in Seattle. There is just something about that city which brings out the best clouds. The only place I've ever seen with better clouds is Santa Fe, New Mexico. What…

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State of the Art – A Look Forward

"You don’t have to know the story, but you do have to know there was a story. Some stories are silent, while others are long, funny pieces that demand explanation. And while a stack of photos won’t replace a life, it does complement it, enrich it, and preserve it." - Rick…

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From the cockpit of an F-15

One of the grooms I photographed happens to be an F-15C Eagle pilot. He and his wife travel all over the world and continue to stay in touch, sending updates about their lives. His mission is a seemingly simple one... Air Superiority. In today's world that is very serious, but…

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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Oregon International Airshow in Hillsboro, Oregon Ever since I was a little boy, I've been fascinated by planes. This is something my father, my brother and I all share...our passion for planes. It was refreshing to step out of wedding mode and point my camera towards a new subject. Photographing…

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The Blank Canvas

The greatest challenge facing any artist is the blank canvas. The vast empty void of nothingness. Full of potential, the energy of possibilities. All that's needed is inspiration, that creative mortal coil that is so easily blocked. With this entry, my journey has begun. A first step on what I…

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