Sunday, August 31, 2008


I had to order a new computer. It won't be here until next week :(

Engagement & Wedding in NEW YORK CITY

Tina and Jason wanted their engagement session to be as convenient for them as possible! We decided on their rooftop, in a city as big as NEW YORK, we had all the privacy in the world!
Their Ceremony and party was at the famous TAVERN ON THE GREEN and we were able to make photos on the streets of NYC before hand!

Saturday, August 30, 2008



I have been trying to get a good photo of a butterfly for years! Last weekend I went out to the Butterfly Pavilian in Elkton Oregon and found this beautiful Monarch flitting around in the garden. I followed her around snapping shot after shot while trying to stay out of view of a wedding that was taking place a few rows of flowers over.

Isn't she beautiful? I was amazed that her body has the exact same markings as the row of dots on the outside of her wings. Ralph Lauren couldn't have dressed her any better.

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We met Brandi and Joe at their High School Reunion where they saw us in action. They
had their wedding at the beautiful Beckwith Point in New Rochelle where the rain held out just long enough for the ceremony to still be outdoors and the photography too!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Golden, Oregon

Golden Oregon


When I feel creative, I grab my QUANTUM Q Flash, some colored gels, maybe some flashlights and take off looking for someplace dark where I can light things with my own colors!! I enjoy the spontaneous nature of this art and working with what is before me. When the exposure ranges anywhere from 5 minutes to one hour, it's hard for me to find a subject who will sit for me twice, BUT I have had some incredible luck with finding the image in one take! (Before I went digital it would take weeks to finish a roll, then get it developed and wait to see the results!) Sometimes my subjects are total strangers on the street who happen to ask me what I am doing (I.E. THE PROPOSAL) I know there are plenty of folks out there who say why bother at all because with PHOTOSHOP these things can be done much faster but there is a certain satisfaction in putting your skills and experience into play!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flaming Skies

Fire in the sky

I've decided to join the SkyWatch Friday gang. I've seen some amazing skies on blogs out there and plan to check out a lot more.


Thanks to the internet, I'm not as busy photographing reunions! Seems like people are finding their old friends online and connecting more and more outside of reunions. Case in point 3 0r 4 years ago I did 65 reunions the next year it dropped to 45 and since then I've been doing about 20 a year. They are still happening but when there are only 25 attendees showing up it's not worth it for me. These are the kind of events that we set up a small studio, try to photograph every living body, show 'em how great they look, take their money and print out on site. Everyone goes home happy and these kind of parties are so much fun to do! It's all done really fast but If I can shoot you, I can sell you! Here's some pics from a ten year reunion, these days I'm doing more 50 year reunions, seems alot of those attendees don't know how to use the internet!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Closed No Business

Ya think?

Closed. No business.

This old building is near Empire Oregon, on the way to the beaches. I don't know what it used to be but I definately understand why there is no business now :)


The NYC Arts Cypher is an organization that promotes positive values through arts and entertainment programs, projects, and events. This talented group is headed by the infamous
CHARLIE B. who manages and guides the youth of the inner city and together they come up with some pretty interesting shows and exhibits. STAY TUNED...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Little House in the Valley

Old Homestead

This little house is in a valley, not on a prarie. Wouldn't we like to know the stories of the people who lived here. This is part of an old homestead near a little town not far from here, Oakland Oregon.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Single Tree

Single Tree

There seems to be something special about one tree standing alone. I'm always looking for them and stopping to get a shot when I can without being a traffic hazard. OK so sometimes I stop in the middle of the road and am for sure a traffic hazard. Ya gotta get that shot.. ya know?

Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition

BWAC is the largest Artist run organization in NEW YORK!
The exhibition space is 25,000 square feet in a wonderful Civil War era brick warehouse on a pier in RedHook. Usually 200/300 Artists participate and showcase over 1000 pieces of affordable art ranging from 50 to 5000 dollars each! The space was donated to the Artists
and by working together they put forth their vision and the place has become a huge
tourist attraction... Staten island should be so lucky!

The STATEN ISLAND BUCKS business Network is made up of 70 Business owners, when we have a Board meeting it's not your typical stuffy Board meeting. This time it was on Murray Berman's Yacht, just in time to catch the fireworks! Good thing cause i missed them on July Fourth!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Still Standing

Still Standing

I wonder what this old building was used for. It's too small to be a barn or to store hay, it's too far from a house to be a tool shed and too big to be a pump house. Any ideas?

Friday, August 22, 2008

This was the photo on my very first post Jan 1 2006.

Old Boxes in the Barn

Today I took another one of the photos from that shoot and played with it again.

Old Boxes in The Barn 2

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Winter's Feed

Winter's Feed

I'm sure yesterday's cows would be quite happy with some of this hay this winter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Curious Cows

Curious Cows

Cows are such curious creatures. When I stop by a field to take a photo they always watch what I'm doing. Sometimes they run to the fence thinkiing I'm there to feed them I'm sure. Hmmm I thought this was 3 cows but now I see there are either 4 cows or one has 5 legs. I guess a better title would be "three curious and one indifferent cows"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Barbed Wire and Weeds

Barbed Wire and Weeds

I tried some artsy stuff on this one. This is supposed to look like brush strokes.

Monday, August 18, 2008

4th of July Cactus

This cactus gave us a wonderful 4th of July surprise. These gorgeous flowers greeted us when we went out in the yard in the morning.

4th of July Cactus1

Each bloom had a tiny white flower in the center.


It was like having our own tiny fireworks in the back yard. What a Happy Birthday America treat!


I'm looking forward to the 4th of July next year.