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The workshops have been in existence for 30 years. I’ve heard only good things about them and finally decided to sign up for “The Poetry Of Perception” led by Keith Carter. I must say between the insights into the personal approach to image making and my workshop classmates it was a truly amazing experience..in many ways life changing.

Over the last couple years I’ve been shooting a lot of personal projects because essentially that’s what got my excited about photography in the first place. I joined forces with two great photographers, David Moore and Art Holman and as a trio we give each other assignments, make prints and critique our work…this keeps us honest and accountable to one another to produce images.

The wisdom I carry from the experience is simply this: Be a brave image maker…don’t dwell, you have a life time to figure out what your photographs mean…there are no surprises in perfection…your photographs are your autobiography.

The images below are from assignments given while at the workshop and some images since I’ve been back.

UNDER SHADE

 

HANDS
RIPPLES WITH TOES

QUIXOTE
PENSIVE

BREEZING
VISITOR 17X22

BE STILL 2_17x22
TWO DOGS

FEATHER SYMMETRY

The Jewels

I’ve neglected my blog for the last several months…been busy with work and lazy with the blog! I’ve recently been shooting a lot of jewelry. I want to share 2 recent projects. The first one came from Grip Design in Chicago for Archer & Swan Jewelry. We produced images for the website, look book and brochure. They were great to work with and the ideas were strong. We also have worked on several projects for the local custom jewelry firm 65 Allure. Images were created for their website and ads.

I love shooting all things shiny!!….http://gripdesign.com…http://archerandswan.com

Archer & Swan website:

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Look book pages:

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ALLURE PRODUCT

Fruits And Veggies

We just recently completed a project for Moses Inc. for their client Arizona Department of Health Services which included some recipe shots as well as images for the “Eat Well Be Well” campaign. The campaign included bus shelter ads and billboards.

These are a few of the bus shelter ads:

THREE ADS

These are some of the photos:

ALL PHOTOS

Here’s a behind the scenes video during the recipe shoot:

Old And New

The old is a promo poster I recently found while going through some boxes. It was a poster I sent out to announce that the studio was going digital…think that was back in the mid 1990’s. The design was by Steve Ditko and the illustration including the type was created by Frank Ybara. I had totally forgotten about the poster…just love what Frank did. Finding it made me laugh out loud!

The new is a couple of sea food shots done for Sprouts Famer’s Market and a few coffee shots I did for myself.

DIGI BOY FOR WEB

LOBSTER AND CRAB 3
LOBSTER AND CRAB 2

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Exploration Is An Addiction

With this being a record-breaking hot summer, I’ve stayed inside doing some of my own work. Exploration is a wonderful learning experience and it helps to get the juices flowing. Once I get started and I see things happening it’s hard to stop…one thing inspires the next thing and before I know it the whole day is gone… Pure Joy!

 

APPLE A DAY 2 HI RES PRINT

ROLLS BAGELS

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM 1 PRINT

RED LICORICE

BIRDS OF A FEATHER PRINT

Tuning Up The Eye

As I mentioned in a late 2014 post I’m involved with a couple of great local photographers who get together on a monthly basis and do self assigned projects as well as go on field trips around the state to shoot, discuss photography and of course try to eat great food…sometimes we wonder if photography is just an excuse to eat! We all have a great time and the experience keeps us learning to see. Below are some of my images from trips to Cleator, Crown King, Winkleman, Kearny, Oracle, Mammoth and Rock Springs.

ROCK SPRINGS TOMOTOES

LINES ROCK SPRINGS

ROCK SPRINGS CAFE 1

ROCK SPRINGS PASTRY

GREEN SEAT

ORANGE ROCK SPRINGS

DOG CLEATOR AZ

LAUGHING POSTS

What’s New Lately…

We’ve been blessed with a variety of projects from Tirvita, Forever Living Products and Herdez Brand Salsa. I love this business…it’s different everyday, certainly a cure for boredom!

Trivta:

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SPREAD1Forever Living Products:

FOREVER LIVING
Herdez Brand Salsa:

HERDEZ

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