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This, too, is Dubai

My work frequently takes me through Dubai, where I lived for two years. I still feel a great pang of sorrow and homesickness when the plane touches down at the airport. I saw many things about Dubai that casual travelers … Continue reading

Thumb drum

I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember where I bought this little palm-sized drum. South Africa? Papua New Guinea? I have many of these crudely carved objects from my travels, because I was on a low budget, and … Continue reading

Hard hat

China, 1991. Everyday objects were made by hand, from common materials. The hard hats worn by construction workers were made from twigs or bamboo, bent while still pliable, and sewn together. When they harden, they are quite protective.   They … Continue reading


Another in the series with my exciting “new” macro lens. Fungus on a branch.

The adaxial basil

In learning to garden, I have tried to be more observant of my plants – to notice their wounds, their color, the way the leaves emerge. This new sprig of basil is only a few mm across. I’m glad that … Continue reading

In a glass eye: Herat

I regret that I wasn’t a better photographer when I traveled through so many countries, in my 30s and 40s. For years I have been thinking about creative ways that I could interpret those journeys through the perspective of time. … Continue reading

A macro lens – from spare parts

The surface of the nut shown here is about 3/4″ – that crack is less than a millimeter. While reading about macro lenses and trying to decide what to buy, I saw a forum comment that you could put two … Continue reading

Fighting fire with fire

  Although they sometimes conflict, my art photography has been greatly influenced by journalism. Not only because journalism is the center of my career, but because so many of the photographers who have influenced me are photojournalists. Mostly, that’s been … Continue reading

Lance Creek, HDR

Lance Creek, Chattahoochee National Forest, on Thanksgiving Day. Temperature in the high 60s, and lots of vegetation has died off, giving easier access to view spots on the creek. This HDR was created by layering and blending two exposures, with … Continue reading

Polaroid emulsion

I call these photos Polaroid self-portraits. Before my father died, he gave me the family camera – the first camera I ever used. It’s a Polaroid 360 Land Camera, bought in 1969, when I was 10 years old. The flash unit … Continue reading