Monthly Archives: May 2009

Passionate Portfolios

    Commercial assignments. Media marketing. Publication deadlines. Portrait session proofs enhancement and viewings. Print order fulfillment. Website updates. Image file uploads and archival. Client communications. Traveling. Planning, implementation, and follow-up.      Don’t panic. Take a deep breath. And remember to exhale.     As … Continue reading

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Ron Olson: Follow-Up Session

     Ron Olson was kind enough to volunteer his time, and that of his horse Cisco, for a “model” photography session for a student of mine a couple of weeks ago. As that session was “micro-managed” I offered a session … Continue reading

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Cora's Cowgirl Yodel

I first met Cora at the Western Music Association Awards and Festival where I was serving as an official photographer in 2007 when she was just approaching six years old. There was a crowd in the lobby of the host … Continue reading

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Living Art: Calf

     Miracles in the “ordinary”. Art in the “mundane”. Blessed inspiration for the creative spirit. These images dance at the at the edge of my vision and catch my attention. When I turn to acknowledge them, they are revealed with … Continue reading

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Treasures: Textures

       Textures. We see them, feel them, incorporate them into our images. I treasure them. Every nuance and gesture, movement of light and shadow that paints them. I bring them home as artifacts from my texture treasure hunts. And … Continue reading

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Le Cadeau du Cheval Mural: Press Release

  This press release was issued Thursday, September 18, 2008 (The print of the mural mentioned below is available through . When Lee recieved her artist copy, she very generously mailed it to me as a gift. Lee and I have become friends … Continue reading

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Audrey Hankins: First Light

          Audrey Hankins is a woman of leather and lace. Leather saddles, lace kitchen curtains. A cowboy poet who first impressed me with her poem Hollyhocks as I sat in the audience at a cowboy poetry gathering and who … Continue reading

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"Stable" Enlightenment

     There is a story in ancient zen wisdom of heading out on the path to find enlightenment. Upon discovering a mountain,  first “the mountain is a mountain” then “the mountain is something else” and upon enlightenment you discover that “the mountain is a mountain” … Continue reading

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Sweet Laughter

     Sometimes you have to stop and smell the prickly pair flowers. I was in my back yard photographing the new spring blooms last year and the bees were ecstatic. We’d just had a rain and when the sun came … Continue reading

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Step Up into T.L.C.

     In May of 2005, I photographed a wedding on the east side of Tucson that included a horse-drawn carriage ride for the bride and groom. I had an image “in my heart” that I spoke with the bride about … Continue reading

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