Category Archive: art

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It’s back… On November 13, Seed Effect, will be celebrating their fifth year of bringing  transformation to the people of South Sudan through Christ-centered micro-finance. Most of you know that Elle is now… Continue reading

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Buy Local // BUY ART

The “buy local” movement has gained considerable momentum in the last few years.  And there are many great reasons to support your local economy. But I’d like to see a movement in the… Continue reading

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So, What’s In A Print?

It occurred to me recently that many “new” photographers are greatly undervaluing their prints. Now, it may be that the quality of materials and processes are lacking, or that they are selling open… Continue reading

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Travel as Art

A man said Why, why does traveling in cars and in trains make him feel sad, a beautiful sadness. I’ve felt this before. It’s the people in the cities you’ll never know, it… Continue reading

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Finding Art in the Everyday

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson There is undoubtedly an artful rhythm to life.  And at times, we… Continue reading

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Silence, In Black and White

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”  ~ Ansel Adams     Storm and Colorado River, South Rim, Grand Canyon NP,… Continue reading

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Images of South Sudan | Solo Exhibition

In January of this year, I was asked to shoot a job more than half-way around the world in a country I new nothing about. Ravaged by decades of war, disease, poverty, and… Continue reading

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the river of grass

They call the Everglades “the river of grass”, and a few weeks ago, I witnessed why. Now just to clarify, the Everglades is not just limited to Everglades National Park.  The area is… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the destination

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller  The first thing, and sometimes one of the toughest to determine when planning a road trip… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // intro

It is said that “the road goes on forever”, but I prefer to think of it as having both a beginning and an end. And the place to start and finish is always… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited… part 2

Once again, I woke up before the sun… And witnessed a spectacular sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert, with both Texas and Mexico in view. Everything in the desert seems to want to hurt… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited

It didn’t take long to get back into the rhythm of Big Bend. After all, it had only been 18 or so months. But this lesser-known National Park, in the middle-of-freaking-nowehere on the… Continue reading

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guadalupe mountains // an overnighter

Another quick stop I made on the road trip was Guadalupe Mountains National Park, on the border of Texas and New Mexico. Yet another first for me.  I mean, I’ve passed this park… Continue reading

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petrified forest + painted desert

A really great spot we happened upon was Petrified Forest National Park. You probably won’t want to spend a week there, but it’s a fascinating and beautiful day trip at least. They do… Continue reading

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a look back // nyc

I woke up this morning with New York on my mind. Not sure why.  Perhaps a dream I can’t remember? But then, while morning interweb surfing, I came across Jay Maisel workshops…. I… Continue reading

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canyon de chelly // a disappearing act

When I was in college, I worked for a man who frequently raved about Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. But I’m rarely passing through Arizona unfortunately, so it doesn’t often pop into… Continue reading

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canon 24 f/1.4L II // field review

Another lens I’ve coveted from a distance for the last few months is the Canon 24mm f/1.4L II (US $1749). This super fast wide angle prime lens is supposed to be one of the… Continue reading

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telluride // a few shots

By the time we got to Telluride, I was ready for a much needed break. I had been working night and day for nearly 10 days in the park, not getting much sleep… Continue reading

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canon 500 f/4L IS II // field review

I have been itching to get my hands on the new Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM(US $10,499). I’ve shot several times with the version one 500 f/4 and 600 f/4, and loved… Continue reading

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rocky mountain np // motion

For fun, I decided to make a short video of some of my time-lapses and motion captures from the trip. And yes, I just had to sneak some marmots in for a cameo… Continue reading

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rocky mountain national park // pictures

Well, after 3 weeks and 4300 miles, I’m finally back home. It was an epic road trip and I am so pleased with the work I had the chance to produce in 5… Continue reading

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