photographerCannon BeachoceansandZekesPhoto. I had spent the better part of 2 days in Cannon Beach photographing landscapes to be used in HDR processing. It was not my intent when I set up this shot to include it in the calendar as I dislike being photographed. With all of the HDR photography in this years calendar and the photos representing what I believe is some of my best work to dateit was appropriate. The ocean is a very special place to me. I believe that the energypassioncalm and resolve that I draw from my time along the shore comes through in the calendar. Enjoy.
nightlightbathroomevening. For each of us there are moments in our lives when we search for a beacon to guide us along. Sometimes the light appears in the most unconventional of manner and times. For the last 20 yearsthe use of lightunderstanding what it means to a particular composition and how I can use the tools at my disposal to perhaps foil its native intent so that I might capture a moment in time as I see it.
KauaiHanaleiNa'PaliHawaiiocean. Situated along the coastline of KauaiI have seldom found a place as majestic and serene as Na'Pali. The ocean waves are strongthe current swiftthe sound as they crash along the shore unforgettable. The peace that comes within after spending but moments along the shore is a rare experience. There are photographers who have spent decades trying to capture pieces of Na'Palionly the discover something new. It is a marvel unto itself and worthy of the effort and time spent in its grandeur.
Brooklynphone junctioncablesland line. In the midst of what is arguably one of the most sophisticated cities in the world I found this phone junction box on the outside of an apartment building. When I examined the bell wire I thought to myself what it must be like in the winter. I also had a greater appreciation of why so many residents of NYC have cell phones. For methis jumble of linesopen connections spots and chance reliability is emblomatic of life among the likes and shared conversations of Facebook. And since Valentine's Day is in Februaryit seemed to fit.
KauaiHawaiiPrincevilletarot rootricefarming. Just up the road from Na'Pali coast is the town of Princeville. An aggregation of rental housingtourist developmentold time land holdings and this farming area. The majesty of Kauai with its lush greenrugged hills and ever changing weather is on full display.
musicianscafesmokingBrooklynconversation. In my formative years I spent more than one evening and day working with musicians. I ran the lights for showsworked sound or stage crewgathered ticket proceedsdistributed ticketsdiscussed which acts should be bookedsat on too many hard surfaces and spoke of life on the road. I was in Brooklyn one early spring afternoon and 3 young musicians who had just formd a band sat at the table smoke clove cigarettestelling lies of gigs played and gigs lostwhat to take on the upcoming tourwhen they would practice and who would do what. As they left there was little agreed upon save that a conversation was hadno doubt in short order the lack of decision would either come to haunt them or be the fodder for yet another conversation amongst artists.