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January 28, 2018

February’s Print of the Month (or Thereabouts) is from 1995’s Bumbershoot festival.

The notion for Bumbershoot was pretty much hatched by Anne Focke — an arts administrator for the City of Seattle — during the “Last Person Out of Seattle Please Turn Out the Lights” days...

January 2, 2018

My portfolio of portraits is now up and running.

In my lexicon a portrait is an image made with the cooperation or at least consent of the subject and is intended to represent and identify that person as an individual.

Portraits can be as mundane as yearbook mug shots,...

December 3, 2017

The December Print of the Month (or thereabouts) is another relic of a long-ago trip to England.   It is a brief diversion from my portrait jag -- that is even in more full roar after seeing the Andrew Wyeth show at the Seattle Art Museum.  I am all agog about his port...

November 2, 2017

Carpooling home from one of our Every-Other-Monday-Night photographers' gathering that's what I heard (with a sigh) from an esteemed and very talented colleague.  I added "Yeah, and it's so good, too." 

I think about this issue a lot -- I recently browsed though th...

October 4, 2017

I'm still rummaging through old negatives.  Well, "rummaging" is a bit of an exaggeration since they are neatly filed in clear pages along (mostly) with a contact print.  But I digress.

Most of the time I look at an appealing negative or thumbnail on a contact shee...

August 29, 2017

Frank Horvat (French photographer -- one of the better photographers you've likely never heard of -- said in an interview that he wished he had taken more portraits.  Me, too.  Putting deed to word I've been on kind of a portrait hunt for a while and intend to continue...

July 25, 2017

A selection from my ongoing portfolio of straight-ahead street photographs is now up!  This one was taken at a "clothing exchange" at Seattle's Gasworks Park.  The young man in the foreground was trying out a bustier for which he clearly did not have the resources to a...

June 30, 2017

I'm still working on my portfolio of more-or-less straight street photography.  This print is from Glasgow, Scotland in 1991.  I have no idea what the situation was -- if he was trying to talk his way out of a parking ticket, asking directions, or if they were just fri...

May 2, 2017

This month's "Print of the Month or Thereabouts" is part of the portfolio I'm currently building.  I guess I would characterize it as straight-ahead street photography.  My going-in concept was that if you stay away from the major monuments (Washington Monument, Eiffel...

April 10, 2017

This photograph from the 2005 Bumbershoot completes (for now) my "Ecstatic Dancers" portfolio and 13 of them are now on my website.

"For now" because the street fair and festival season is upon us and I plan to partake.

Many of these photographs are from Seattle's "Bumbe...

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