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no. 43

Following No 42 by Wendy Cooper with Cat Whiskers. And I swore I would never take pictures of kids, cats or dogs when I was in art school.

our aloha house


from Leaves from A Grass House
by Don Blanding
Green are the hills behind my home;
White are the clouds that froth and foam
To the high blue sky where the rainbow’s veil
Is a gauzy Scarf. There’s a winding trail
Through fern and guava and waving ti….
…A pleasant jaunt when you visit me.
Deep and cool is the broad lanai;
The place to sit as the days slip by
Watching the surf that is madly hurled
On my coral…

photography is [an art and a business]

This is some of my favorite work lately. It’s the type of work I really love and the type of work I’ve always loved. I am not quite sure why it stands out other than it is beautiful to me. Both images are technical disasters. I know I wouldn’t be able to sell this work to clients even though I love it and it’s really me and I want to see them both HUGE on my wall. I mean,…

photography is [a haptic photographer]

I came across this article while researching the existence and possibility of printing on one of my favorite bromide photographic printing papers, Luminos Pastel Antique Ivory. I have a few prints left that I made in my darkroom and I cherish them as the last analog work I did. I also used this paper to hand print 150+ little prints from my travels that I signed and then gave as wedding favors on our wedding day. This paper has…

photography is [my first roll of film]

Yep, I just came across the contact sheet of my first roll of film shot back in 1984 (I know for sure because this was the year I broke my ankle in gymnastics) when I was in high school. I had a Canon AL1 (which I still have sitting on my shelf in my office) and hand processed and printed this in the darkroom.

I am not sure what I was thinking with the first frame. My first frame ever…

photography is [vivian maier]

I recently came across this newly discovered work by Vivian Maier. Her story is still unfolding and the story of how her images are being revealed is like an archaeologist’s dream. Read more on the blog created by John Maloof.¬†Another excellent resource in discovering more about Vivian Maier is Artsy’s page dedicated to the history of her work.

Although I have seen ‘street photography’ similar to hers before, I have fresh inspiration from her well composed, beautifully observant photographs. This…