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Some Great Advice about Everything and Anything Creative…

I just watched this incredible three part interview with writer Harlan Ellison that I wanted to share with you.  For all of you seeking the secret, formula or Holy Grail to success in any creative endeavor, watch this short series. Share on bebo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Share on dzone Recommend […]

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“Why I Won’t Shoot for Free”…

I wanted to share my RANT with you via this incredible Video with Author Harlan Ellison.  One of the Sci-Fi Greats. He mirrors my sentiments perfectly.  The only difference is I would swear a lot MORE!!! I think I have paid my dues.  Don’t insult my intelligence and ask me to do a job for […]

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One of My First VOGUE Covers

From “1985”… For VOGUE SA. Oh yeah..real film and not manipulated in Photoshop…Obviously, there was no Photoshop in 1985. Used Fujichrome 100 iso slide film and other neat stuff.  Using color gelatins, mixed light sources and cool light modifiers can help when you know that what you shoot is what you get.   Vogue Latin […]

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Is Shooting for a Bad Magazine Good?

Today on a generalist Photo Forum under the Portrait Fashion category, someone from a small independent and in my opinion based on what I saw on their web site, not very good fashion magazine, placed an ad for photographers for their magazine. Now that seemed strange in the first place, which I go on to […]

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“The Straw that Breaks the Camel’s Back…”


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Just wanted to share a little Visual Rant about how I was feeling momentarily towards someone who really rubbed me the wrong way… I never, ever go out of my way to offend anyone, but when my family or I are slandered, defamed, attacked spiritually, emotionally or physically, you really don’t want to play ball […]

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“Eyes of Laura Mars”

Eyes of Laura Mars I was inspired to write this short introduction to this film from 1978 starring Faye Dunaway called “Eyes of Laura Mars” by someone on a photography forum that said that some of my imagery reminded him of the film.  I had totally forgotten how affected I was by this film as […]

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The End of the Pro Photographer? Or perhaps a New Business Model?

Selling Out and the Stock Photography Dilemma! Someone on a photography forum called Fred Miranda Forum, stated that a photographer sold their image for a cover of TIME Magazine for $30.  It was sold through a stock photography agency called iStockPhoto.  That is sadly unfortunate. It also represents the present state of affairs for many […]

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Fashion and Architecture

Fashion and Architecture Two of the most enduring remnants of society that feature as an evident and omni-present mirroring of society are the towering structures and  Architectural ruins of past civilizations and the clothing humanity wore throughout recorded and pre-recorded history. However what is also fascinating is that fashion like architecture and industrial design depend […]

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The “Umbrella Light” Controversy

I never would have expected that sharing my “generalist” view of a photography lighting technique could cause such a stir. Now in reading many of the responses to my essay, it seems that I could perhaps give greater clarification to what I stated.

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Blade Runner Lighting… Sort Of

In the film Blade Runner, the lighting was strange and beautiful. It was also very challenging to the technicians. Making the actors look good under the type of lighting used was a real feat. Kino Flo lighting was often used and not conventionally.

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