Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Reading List

Just picked up....

Heart of Darkness and Other Short Fiction- Joseph Conrad
The Time Machine and The Invisible Man- H.G. Wells
Paradise Lost by John Milton

On its way in.....

Grimm's Fairy Tales- Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Main Street- Sinclair Lewis
The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings-Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles
I am interested in who we are rather than why we are.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Maggie and Lucy

Maggie 9-5-09

Lucy 9-12-09

Maggie 9-5-09

Lucy 9-12-09

I fixed my camera.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More of Lucy

Three more images of Lucy.




Unfortunately my film advance lever came loose 3/4 of the way through the shoot.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


New ideas floating in the air..... I love the creative process.

This is Lucy; seven years old and cute a a button. She is Maggie's little sister. It was a great session. A natural model.

I have a lot of images from this session... just getting started.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Maggie and About Reading

More is coming soon.
Finished 1984. The end made me mad.... it was the only way to end it. It was a quick read and I thought the writing was well done for the type of book that it is. I felt for Winston... I have felt like Winston. I think that Orwell wrote beyond his time. There are many opportunities for our society to be this way and I think it came pretty close within the last decade. It is up to all of us to make sure that our government does not control our lives. I am not talking about health care reform. I am talking about extremists from both ends of the spectrum controlling what we see and hear. There needs to be a voice at the moderate level. anyway....
Still working through Walden. Thureau is amazing. The writing is beautiful and very descriptive. I thought I might have some trouble getting through it but I cannot put it down. His time at the pond is just the sort of soul searching that everyone needs to go through. Unfortunately it would be difficult for most to match his experience. The man just makes sense and everyone should read this book. The life lessons; how to let go; what is really important in life; taking the time to appreciate what you have; self sufficiency..... Amazing. I am a little over halfway through. This book also contains the essay Civil Disobedience which I am looking forward to reading as well.
More art on the way. In progress.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


In progress........


......... New portrait project.
Potrait of the suburbanite.
The suburban class.
I took photos of the family too but they didn't come out as well as I would have liked. We have a couple of more sessions so we will see what comes out there. I will have a couple more of Maggie soon as well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Reading, Drawing and Regenerating

List of new books. Never read them but should have...


1984- George Orwell
Walden- Henry David Thoreau
The Jungle- Upton Sinclair
Aesop's Fables- Aesop

Reference, Theory and Essays

Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go- Shaun McNiff
Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present- Vicki Goldberg
Classic Essays on Photography- Alan Trachtenberg

New Work

Still working on the regeneration... more to come.