Friday, December 28, 2012

From the Archive: Florida & Miami Beach ~ Montana Documentary & Editorial Photography

Circa 1992-94.  Reminiscing about warmer climes, simpler times, and delicious Kodachrome film.

The Colony Hotel

Beauty Parlor

Beauty Salon

Hostess at Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

Host at Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

Jewell, waitress at Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

Diner at Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mayans ~ Montana Editorial & Fine Art Photography

In honor of 12/21/12 I'm sharing some of my earliest work. I visited the Yucatan Peninsula every week in the mid-80's for a year while working on board a cruise ship. The photo of the young Mayan girls is really the first image I ever took that made me LOVE photography and how it brought me closer to understanding peoples around me and sharing their world.

Young Mayan girls on the dock in Playa Del Carmen (1984)
Views of the tourism industry beginning in Playa Del Carmen (1984)

Dried leaves hanging on a tree  /  The quiet beach before the tourism boom (1984)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Museum Auctions 2013 ~ Montana Fine Art Photography

Super pleased to have two images from my Hungry Horse Dam series in two Montana museum juried art auctions. One of each of these will be available to bid on at the Yellowstone Art Museum and one at the Missoula Art Museum.  If you are able to attend either of these fund-raising auctions please look for me and say hello.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cougar Canyon ~ Montana Landscape Photography

The views yesterday from above Cougar Canyon in Woods Bay out to Flathead Lake before a...wait, that's right...a cougar came a little too close.  Sorry no photos of the cougar - we were in a bit of a rush to get off the precipice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In Transit ~ Montana Documentary & Fine Art Photography

Sugar, my muse, inspires once again!

I found out this week that I have two images selected for inclusion in a group exhibition at The Kiernan Gallery entitled "In Transit".  One is of Sugar's shadow as we drove down the road here in Bigfork last year (shot with a Canon G12 point-and-shoot) and the other is from deep in the archives of a morning drive I took in a 1950 Hudson in Huntington Beach, CA in 1999 (shot with an Olympus point-and-shoot on Kodachrome slide film).

Remember it's not one's equipment but one's vision that counts.  As Cartier-Bresson stated so perfectly, photography is to put "one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis."

Wacky Racer

Palm Drive

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Home Before Sandy ~ Montana Documentary & Editorial Photography

They say you can never go home again. As many of you know I grew up on the Jersey Shore, but I also lived for many years in NYC where my summers were spent playing at Jones Beach on Long Island. These images here are some of my favorite memories of these places from over the years that have been drastically effected and changed by Hurricane Sandy.

Aaron.  2010.  Seven Presidents Beach, Long Branch, NJ.

NJ cowboy.  1994.  Belmar, NJ.

My sister and niece.  2001.  Seven Presidents Beach, Long Branch, NJ.

Visiting home.  2010.  Asbury Park, NJ.

Howard Johnsons on the boardwalk.  1989.  Asbury Park, NJ.

On the boardwalk.  1989.  Asbury Park, NJ.

Wonder Bar Yappy Hour.  2009.  Asbury Park, NJ.

Wonder Bar Yappy Hour.  2009.  Asbury Park, NJ.

Golf Land.  1989.  Asbury Park, NJ.                                        Leonardo Motel.  1994.  Leonardo, NJ.

On the boardwalk.  2000.  Seaside Heights, NJ.

On the boardwalk.  2000.  Seaside Heights, NJ.

Getting electrocuted for fun.  2000.  Seaside Heights, NJ.

Breakfast with Mitch.  1988.  Long Beach Island, NJ.

Sailing to NYC.  1993.  New York, NY.

Lower Manhattan with square rigger ship in NY Harbor.  1992.  New York, NY.

Coney Island Sideshow.  1993.  Brooklyn, NY.

Coney Island Fun House.  1993.  Brooklyn, NY.

Stranger. 1993.   Rockaway Beach, NY.  

My sister visiting with our great uncle, Ludwig.  1993.  Far Rockaway, NY.

Visiting with my great uncle, Ludwig.  1993.  Far Rockaway, NY.

Marky Mark.  1993.  Jones Beach, NY.

At the pool.  1993.  Jones Beach, NY.

Paul.  1993.  Jones Beach, NY.

Music on the beach.  1993.  Jones Beach, NY.

Sugar at the tip of the Hook with her first horseshoe crab.  2005.  Sandy Hook, NJ.

Sugar at the tip of the Hook.  2005.  Sandy Hook, NJ.

Sugar exploring the bay side.  2008.  Sandy Hook, NJ.

Defiant Sugar on the beach.  2005.  Manasquan, NJ.