Friday, June 28, 2013


 Dollie & Socks NM State Fair
Workshop September 12-17th
Welcome to New Mexico.  
What better way to come experience the flavor on the Land of Enchantment.
Our State Fair is a world class fair with lots of color.  The music and culture of New Mexico is abundant at this event.  If you like animals we have the rodeo events and 4H kids showing their prize animals.
Blue ribbons items judged for taste and artworks rendered.
Come shoot with me for three days and we will create to print your impressions of the ABQ State Fair.
All images useable the State would love to use for web and print with credit.
So if you have never seen your name in print now is a good opportunity to be part of making a good impression with your images for the NM State Fair grounds.
We will have amazing access for this workshop in exchange for your best images.
Rodeo Queens or mutton busting we want you.
It's gonna be a great time and a lot of laughs and learning.
See you soon.

(Read about it here and book now.)

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Family Portrait

The Halsman Family

It's not easy shooting groups of people.
To make memorable images of groups can be more interesting if you give them an activity.
I like this shot a lot.  
Family photographs depicting the dynamic for keep sakes.
When is the last time your family did a group shot?
Might be a good idea to book a photographer.


Fried Green Tomatoes

" It's all right, honey. Let her go. Let her go. You know, Miss Ruth was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave."

Cicely Tyson as Sipsey 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Identifying With ART

More than a mirror, art that stops you and makes you responsive is successful.
When a pencil drawing looks photographic and moves me I am always reminded to aspire to be better.  This image grabbed me today.
I am her and she is me.
And with respect to all subjects before my lens I would love to render them as beautiful.
Truly gifted.


The Hug of Mother
Over 28 years ago I waited in line for the beloved hug to bless my life.
I found myself tucked in the breast of Amma this week.
Not the normal hug but one that lingered long.
Sort of an out of body experience occurring.
The joy and tears that well up are huge for many.
I did so myself prior to the actual hug.
Embraced was a calming act of love.
Amma hugs millions of people.
I met friends and made new ones.
If a blessed HUG can last a lifetime I pray it protects my life for the messaging pending is much larger than self but needed to do the work that is at hand.
To joyful living we must roll.

Thank you Amma
An extra Blessing to Memphis