Victoria Price at Phantom Carriage Vincent Price Beer Dinner

  Victoria Price at Phantom Carriage Vincent Price Beer Dinner~ Whenever possible, you should always find something to love about your work. I don’t mean overall. I mean, every project you agree to be a part of, finding even a small thing to be passionate about, results in whatever you’re making, better. Better for your …

Barrier to the Beauty

  Barrier to the Beauty~ Hello Gentle Readers. Continuing my theme this week of sharing photographs I’ve made since I arrived in Los Angeles last year, Barrier to the Beauty, is what I would call a found image. I was walking through a parking lot outside a venue where I was photographing an event that evening. One …

Ivory Flame – Resilience Ascending

I photographed the lovely and emotive UK-based Ivory Flame in Los Angeles in late 2016. It was my first time collaborating with Ivory and I can describe our wonderful creating simply as, just playing in the light. In this photograph, she conveys her natural state of elegance, optimism and strength, with a nod to Old Hollywood beauty.

Hello, Los Angeles!

  Hello, Los Angeles! When I arrived here last May, I couldn’t wait to write my first official, “Hello LA,” blog. Now, more than eight months later, things have settled down a bit and I’ve had some time to begin writing days of blogs for you kind Gentle Readers again! So, a very belated, “Hello, …

Photo Daily: End of the Line

  The light was really incredible the day I made these photos in that old Santa Fe rail yard. The sun was low in the sky, but oh so powerful. The sky was the deepest of blues. And when I made the B&W conversions of these photographs, it very nearly looks like night. Very dramatic. …

Photo Daily: Coupled Engines

  The 5-year old boy in me stills loves trains. Riding the Illinois Central electric trains around Chicago was one of my favorite early memories. Traveling by rail in Europe rekindles the same love. Given the choice of traveling by air or by train? Put me on a train. I was visiting Santa Fe a …

Photo Daily: Here Comes the Sun

  I think I’ll end my recent flurry of Chicago clouds and sky pictures with this one. You can almost picture a The End title over this photograph. It’s the kind of image that’s nothing but hopeful. Nothing but good on the horizon. All of the cloud and sky photos I’ve been posting and writing …

Photo Daily: Flying Blue Skies

  So often when I fly in or out of Chicago, especially when it’s having one of its long overcast stretches, it’s easy to forget there is blue sky up there. Somewhere. It’s always there. Sometimes we just can’t see it. Kinda like life really, when you think about it. But as the plane climbs …

Photo Daily: In Through the Void

  Another beautiful sky in Chicago’s summer of storms. I’m not usually a cloud photographer, but when you look up and see something like this, you make the necessary artistic adjustment. A few minutes before I made this photograph, dime sized hail was battering the studio windows. I had opened one, enough to shoot through, but …

Photo Daily: Frances Window Curves

  I was speaking with another artist friend of mine last week, discussing art photography and the differences between photographing men and women. I explained I’ve always found I’m more drawn to curves rather than lines. When I first started making art nude photography with women, I did actually photograph men as well. I thought …