Category Archives: Inspiration

Inspiration: The Family 1976

A short time ago, my colleague John Keatley asked me via Twitter what was the favorite photo book that I owned. My response was that my favorite book was neither a book, nor did I own it. It was Rolling … Continue reading

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…or shaped like a Blogg!

The origins of blogging, found in the 1973 Dr. Seuss book “The Shape of Me and Other Stuff.”

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Thank You Asger Carlsen

There are a lot of great photographers working today but Asger Carlsen is one of the very few who’s pictures are truly a revelation for me. Charming and disgusting, magical and frightening. Thank you Mr. Carlsen. We met a few … Continue reading

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Dear Mark Eitzel

I suppose that it’s a reasonable assumption that over a long career a portrait photographer would become friends with many of his subjects but it’s actually been quite rare for me. A wonderful exception is Mark Eitzel. I had been obsessed … Continue reading

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Picture Andy Warhol

I was Google-searching for reference images today and came across this amazing photo of Weegee and Andy Warhol. Two of my favorite people from very different worlds having a moment together. This whet my appetite for more photographs of Warhol … Continue reading

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Know Stephen Gates

I’ve learned to say yes when asked to be on a group panel or contest jury for the simple reason that it gives me a chance to meet top Creatives where we’re set on equal footing. This is a big … Continue reading

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Presence Progenitors

Conceiving Presence was on some level quite a leap for me. I had photographed plenty of people in environments, and had made portraits of celebrities where they were somewhat hidden or obscured but this proposed body of work was going … Continue reading

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