Urban

Scouting an Event is an Event of the Present

Scouting an event, especially when it is one that covers mile of territory, can be one of the most challenging chores. That is, if you have the luxury of time, access, and in best case, same time of day conditions.  I have the CityTail Loppet coming up tomorrow morning, and […]

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Discovering Georgetown (the one in the other Washington)

Took a bike stroll down to Georgetown, on good advice last night. On a stunning spring Seattle Friday afternoon, I ventured south along the Duwamish Bike Trail that snakes the Duwamish River. Navigationally, this river is one of several waterways in the area that create both natural paths, and potential barriers. If you want to […]

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Reflections and Directions

With the tropics behind us, we headed north to the tundra’s bitter winter temperatures — for the warmth of home. High above the horizon, we looked downward and eastward — for a view of a stunning sunset. A reminder that origins and destinations are relevant. We come and we go. Traveling, like breathing, involves […]

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Kawangware Sunday

The pungent scent of smoldering charcoal was an instant reminder of a place I visited before. It was two years ago, on my first visit to Nairobi on behalf of non-profit organization to educate kids called Friends of Ngong Road, that had brought me here. And I wanted to come back, […]

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Visually recording a record event

April 16th was national Record Store Day http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home, a perfect match for a photo assignment for my composition and design class.  We needed to shoot at least 150 images and narrow them down to just five that were somehow linked to a series. What would be more natural than taking a […]

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How far do we go with way finding signage?

I suppose it’s safe to say that being sensitive to the visual environment that surrounds us is an occupational hazard of being a photographer. Having an acute consciousness of light, composition and moments to be captured come with the territory. As I write this, I’m so often distracted to look […]

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