My latest passion is publishing small books of my photography. They are 8″ x 8″ physical soft-cover books that I’m publishing through MagCloud (a division of Blurb).
I’ll be putting out more as time permits, so feel free to stop by from time to time to see what’s new.
Thank you for visiting,
Painted FACES is a collection of photographs of characters I’ve met over the past few weeks in the alleys and streets of Las Vegas.
This book is a tribute, a way to show my appreciation to the talented people who share their art with our community. Thank you.
Portland | Beauty • Culture • Vibe
Portland, Oregon. This is my favorite city I’ve ever lived in. I lived there from fall of ’82 to the fall of ’97. It rained most of the time I was there. Okay, maybe not most of the time… …it rained a lot.
But you know what? That shows how cool this town is. In spite of the amount of rain and gloomy overcast days, I stayed for 15 years, and still miss it today.
I love the architecture; the people (some of the most creative people I’ve ever known); the landscape (green for days!). I love the Willamette River, LOVE the bridges. I love the food! Escape from New Your Pizza, Macheezmo Mouse! So much to love about Portland. In some ways it kind of reminds me of a baby San Francisco.
I also love Portland because it’s where two of the most creative and cool people I know live. I love them both so much. My kids.
Vegas Noir | Shadows • Light • Figure • Art
Las Vegas, Nevada is, in many ways, a very unique place. That’s actually kind of an understatement. But we’ll leave it at that for now.
This is a 24 hour town. During the day it’s bright and bustling with life; people who have come to visit and play.
But to me, Vegas is most interesting after the sun goes down. There’s a completely different vibe to the place. It’s darker; it’s sexier and there is definitely more of an element of mystery.
The lights; the people; the performers and the shadows… at night is when I think Vegas tells its more interesting stories.
Ghosts and the Aesthetic of the Past
There are many times when I will think to myself, “I believe I was born about 50 years too late.” Don’t get me wrong; it’s not that I don’t appreciate the times that I do live in and the things that exist today that weren’t even thought of back in the mid-twentieth century.
But when it comes to music, photography, style, aesthetics and craftsmanship… man, there is something to be said for the way we used to do things.
When I refer to Ghosts I’m speaking of the souls of these beautiful automobiles who are far past their prime. I’m also referring to all of the past drivers and passengers who drove, rode and had adventures in these cars and trucks. What did they look like; what were their clothes like; what did they see; where did they go; what all did they do in these cars…
This book is dedicated to these Ghosts and inspired by that aesthetic; that style; that pride in craftsmanship.