Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Wedding Photographers

On Saturday, I was shooting in Seattle, waiting for an event later in the evening. I happened across two photographers engaged in what I thought was a little bit of photographic overkill. Surely they didn't need two photographers, toting two cameras each, and two full backpacks full of gear, to create a beautiful image.

Surely it wasn't because one woman couldn't handle the job.

Then I realized, they are using Nikon equipment.

(This blog post is dedicated the lead photographer who said that I was welcome to take photos "even though I was using a Canon.")

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Cronkite Device

As a kid, I remember watching Walter Cronkite with a sense of awe. Here was the wise old man who heard everything and decided what we needed to know. Even as a kid I believed that his job was an extraordinary burden.

I wondered what it would be like, to know everything like Walter Cronkite did.

The reality today is that we do not have someone like Walter Cronkite to mediate between us and the news of the world.

There are days when I look at the Internet and wish that I could install a Cronkite Device, something that would help me make sense of it all.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I have been taking the same photograph for 20 years.

Illuminated Trees, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1989.

Tree on the Young Property, Bainbridge Island, Washington, 2009.


Looking up 8th Avenue, New York, New York, 1992.

Saturday, July 4, 2009