My Favorite Films of 2018

February 10th, 2019

It’s that time of year again!

What a year for movies — a very strange, crazy year.

Two of the Academy Award nominations for Best Picture — Bohemian Rhapsody and Vice — scored in the 60s on Rotten Tomatoes, the number one website for collecting movie reviews. A third film — Green Book — got a tepid 81% score.

And here’s the thing, I think one or two of them should win!

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Zach and Meegan: two friends, two notes

January 27th, 2019

Two interwoven stories about my photo friends

Crunch Time: the Picture Editing team putting together the 120-page book at The Mountain Workshops.

I met Zach this past fall down in Kentucky at The Mountain Workshops, a week-long intensive dive into photojournalism. He was one of our students in the Picture Editing sequence that I’ve been lucky enough to help teach each fall for a large part of this millennium.

Zach made us laugh, worked really hard and helped us — with our other students — pull together a 120-page book of photos and stories in less than a week. But I think I bonded with him during our shady drug deal on the streets of a small Kentucky town.

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The Shaving Syndicate

December 14th, 2018

The Cutting Cartel? The Clean Shave Conglomerate?

Rodney’s razor, midway through it’s too-short lifespan.

Launched in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 2 just left the solar system.

Opened in 1883, 150,000 vehicles cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day.

And songs from one of the earlier metal bands, Led Zeppelin, are still being played today.

So why is it that I have to replace my razor blades every dang month after using them, at most, only every couple of days? Read More…

A Seattle Slew Of Scenic Skies — A Postcard Journal

November 18th, 2018

Picturing the Pacific Northwest

Pike Place Market: They toss fish back and forth here to tourist’s delight, but a neon flying fish remains stationary on the roof.

Mid-November, mid-50s, completely unexpected Seattle brilliance. This is the worst month to visit Seattle, or so the internet tells us. So much for all the rain, all the gray, “put your tourism on hold for now” advisements. Read More…