Photography, Therapy and Red Wine

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams In his...

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Robert Koch


Making It Black and White

Imagine you are driving through a country you have never been to. You are overwhelmed by high mountains, varied landscapes, lakes. But the density of civilization brings your feelings back to the ordinary and grounds you again. Otherwise, you have to climb...

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Hans Strand

The Making Of The Book Island

  The images in this book are a mix of photographs taken from ground level and from the air. I have crisscrossed the interior of the country thousands of kilometers in 4×4 jeeps. This to get off the beaten track of tourism...

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I made this image using an old Rolleiflex on 120 Tri-X film shot in about 1986. I store my negatives in archival sleeves, yet time and tide do take a toll. After scanning this image in 2010 I brought it into Photoshop and added grain and did some easy burn work with a soft brush to deepen the sky and mood.

The Scanning Project

Part 1 Like many folks who made photos during the film days, I disassembled my darkroom years back. I contributed the equipment to schools that still teach the chemical craft. Yet, I still had boxes and sleeves with transparencies and black and...

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The Alabama Hills What You May Not Know

As photographers, we travel all over the world to famous and not so famous locations. One interesting location I have been to on multiple occasions is The Alabama Hills, California.  Yes, in California!  The Alabama Hills, in the Owens Valley, is about...

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Seeing in Black & White

 “Why black and white?” That is the question we are most often asked about our photography. Not a question with an easy answer – or answers. Our love goes back to early black and white films (think early Alfred Hitchcock or Orson...

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