igor melnikov

having dinner at a friend’s recently, i was exposed to a russian painter whose imagery is breathtaking.  since i saw the two originals on my friend’s wall, i have been haunted by and… Continue reading

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up on a mountain

here’s a quick preview of a new film i’ve been working on called the mountain.  just like the other short films, it’s basically just moving versions of my landscape/ nature imagery, put to… Continue reading

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telluride

to me, experiencing winter in the mountains is like breathing for the first time.  though i don’t remember my first breath, per se, i can imagine how bittersweet it must have been. last… Continue reading

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flat people?

flat people is bob guittard.  bob guittard is my brother-in-law. a few weeks ago i was contacted by a photo editor to shoot a band in the area.  he said he liked my… Continue reading

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white rock lake

i shot a new film recently.  and though i am still learning adobe after effects and final cut pro, i can’t help but edit and put these things together to share with all… Continue reading

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renewal year

i’m not a fan of new years celebrations.  getting dressed up, paying inflated party fees, and sipping head-ache inducing champagne, is not my idea of ending or beginning any year.  so, a last… Continue reading

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snow day

i bought a new camera the other day.  it was a very exciting day, because along with shooting stills, it can capture 1080 hd video.   since i was little, i have wanted… Continue reading

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less is More

      there will be less someday there will be less someday — much less, and there will be More; less to distract and amuse; More to adore less to burden and… Continue reading

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sister winter

i love winter. when i lived in wyoming, winter was considerably more “involved” than it is in texas. but the fact remains; winter is the season of death.  no matter where you live.… Continue reading

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keeping austin… something, something

ahhhh… major sigh of relief. i am sitting outside at my favorite coffee shop, flipnotics, uploading a recent magazine assignment, john coltrane playing quietly in the background, sipping my favorite french organic medium… Continue reading

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post spring-chicken fashion

my friend, Amy, works at an upscale retirement home as an event coordinator.  she loves her job. i’ve always been fond of wiser folks than myself (which happens to include approximately 87% of… Continue reading

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give reviving

mexico is one of those places that is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. i had the unique opportunity to visit monterrey last week to shoot for my church and mission to… Continue reading

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these days

  these days, when i can’t manufacture a feeling and i can fake it no longer but we still go through the motions   these days, when my heart is heavy like a… Continue reading

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unclehood

my brother down in austin bought his kids a trampoline a few weeks ago.  i had been hearing about how awesome this thing was, but had not yet experienced the bouncy goodness it… Continue reading

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avett again

the avett brothers apparently love dallas.  i saw them again last thursday night at the granada for the second time in four months.  and only months before that, they performed another show here…… Continue reading

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farewell, rick wright

my best friend, trotter, and i used to dream of a pink floyd reunion.  roger waters and david gilmour sorting out their differences of course.  back to the days of dark side and… Continue reading

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if this city never sleeps

last weekend in new york was fantastic… and i still have the lump on my head to prove it. a trip to new york city characterizes my current life: running at a fevered… Continue reading

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euthanizing my thoughts

i hate writing.   let me rephrase that; i get frustrated a lot when it comes to trying to express myself through the written word.  i tend to be more successful with visual… Continue reading

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travel updates

last weekend, i traveled to richmond, virginia to shoot an ismaili wedding.  ismailis are a sect of shia muslims, and these folks in particular were mostly of pakistani/ indian origins.  it was a very… Continue reading

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it’s not “world music” to everyone

i started to laugh to myself the other day when i had this thought. while making a mix for a friend, i thought i’d expand my musical prowess by experimenting with a few… Continue reading

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elevation

i was supposed to be in spain, and then on to lebanon.  but i wasn’t.  and i have to admit, i was a little upset about it. i have always loved colorado though.… Continue reading

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