January 22, 2019

I was a sophomore in high school in a small southern Indiana town in the spring of 1968.  So many things were changing so fast and I was in between being a boy and a man.  

I was still trying to come to grips with gun violence at that time.  My mother had been shot...

January 13, 2019

"American Beauty" might seem like an odd title for this photograph.  Actually it isn't.  I made this photograph in September while walking through a neighborhood in Chicago.  I was just walking along, intent on seeing things I hadn't seen and perhaps meeting people I d...

July 1, 2018

During the Spring of 2018, I spent 8 days in Cuba, documenting the daily life of the Cuban people.  As a documentary photographer, my goal is to capture life as it happens, authentically.  Therefore, I didn't ask people to pose for the purpose of creating a more dynami...

December 24, 2017

What would I give to have another Christmas with my loved ones?  I thought about this today and remembered them all, many gone for so long, many gone for only awhile, and many still around though scattered far and wide.

What would I give to have another Christmas with y...

November 1, 2017

It was an abnormally cold day in May in Chicago and I was walking along Michigan Avenue.  My camera was a cold hunk of brass in my hands and I had neglected to bring gloves along, since it was May.  As I walked along shivering, I suddenly noticed this man and I stopped...

October 14, 2017

Curiosity has been my friend as long as I can remember.  My mother gave me my first camera when I was just a young boy and it quickly landed in the basket on the front of my bicycle.  The four of us (me, my bike, my camera, and my curiosity) set out to explore the worl...

September 30, 2017

How do you feel when you encounter someone with a disability?  My guess is that it makes most people somewhat uncomfortable.  I also think most people define disability as someone in a wheelchair, walking with canes, blind, deaf, deformed, and so on -- a visible, physi...

September 23, 2017

I grew up in a rural community in southern Indiana and this photograph shows a place that I rode by on my bicycle on almost a daily basis when I was a youth.  In the late 1950's this place was part of vibrant small town that had a paper mill, feed mill, active railroad...

September 22, 2017

As I looked at this photograph, I thought it might be a good opportunity to discuss some of the techniques and principles I follow when documenting life on the street.

First of all, I try to make myself as discrete as possible.  I use manual focus Leica rangefinder came...

December 4, 2016

I decided to enter ten photographs in the Los Angeles Center of Photography's 3rd Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition competition. The opening night reception is February 3, 2017 and the exhibition will run from February 3 - March 10, 2017.  All ten phot...

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