Fondly Remembering My Childhood

Beach Baby

Home for the Holiday

Where the Spirits are

Today’s Special: Delicious Dried Starfish

When I’m photographing interiors I often get a chuckle from the gimmicky little things I see that have been done by professional decorators and staging companies.

Rusty and Dusty

The Best Camera to Use…

…is any one you can get your hands on when a picture presents itself. In this case – my cell phone.

Road Trip!

Inside the Mother Ship

That’s My Girl

I’m posting something personal today. My daughter joined the local roller derby league and skated in her first bout this past weekend. That’s her making a block in this image. She had a lot of fun and I had a lot of fun watching and taking some snapshots. It was nice to take a break from my heavy schedule of virtual nonstop shooting for clients and take some fun family pics for a change.

Going Places

When I saw this biplane I was immediately reminded of the mid “60s album from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Although this image looks very different from the album cover the airplane itself is nearly identical to the one on the cover. I do have an image that was taken at a similar angle and I compared the two. On one hand it makes me feel old to be that familiar with the album but on the other hand I feel good that my memory is still keen enough that I made the connection at first sight.

Waiting For My Deviled Crab

One of the nice things about having a studio in the middle of Ybor City is the fact that there is such an incredible variety of places to eat at within walking distance. Carmine’s is famous for their deviled crabs and I grabbed a few there for dinner last night. Of course I amused myself with a camera while waiting for the food.

Happy Place

Where beer comes from.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Sparks and Flames

Sometimes the oddest things will fascinate me from a visual perspective. The other night I was prepping some charcoal to grill some fish and I found the sight interesting enough to point a camera at.

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I’ve been hearing the song a lot during the holiday season so for fun today I put this little diptych together. Merry Christmas!

Through a Dirty Window

Message From Above

An airplane flew over my house recently and wrote this message in the sky. Skywriting is something I haven’t seen in a very long time. I had a camera handy so I made a snapshot to document the unusual occurrence.

Wigged Out

This something I shot just for fun when I went out on a field trip a while back with the Tampa Bay Camera Club.

Simply Perfect

Bold colors and simple geometry are things that I truly enjoy combining in basic yet strong compositions. The end result may look very simple – and that’s exactly my intention, but it actually took some time and effort once I spotted the elements to make it work. Anyone watching me changing lenses and crawling around on the ground to find the right position and angle might have thought I was slightly nuts but this type of image really agrees with my personal artistic sensibilities. So for me it was worth the work and I really don’t mind what anyone who saw me lying in the dirt might have thought.


I’m in a hurry so I’m just posting something that is more documentary in nature today. This is a small collection of ancient, broken pottery pieces that can be found littering the ground in Chaco Canyon. Ceremonial breaking of pottery was a common practice in the culture here a millennia ago. Today it is illegal to collect any of the artifacts here but I did enjoy studying the variety of textures and designs on the fragments and making a photographic record of some of them.

Heads Up

This nifty arrangement was leaning against the back wall of a church. I always enjoy it when I happen upon an interesting visual pun that I can shoot.

I Love My Job!

Doing this for a living sure beats sitting behind a desk. It’s not always this dirty though, in fact right after this shoot I rinsed myself and the cameras off, (they are waterproof) changed into a suit and shot a wedding. Never a dull moment.

Bones and Bubbly

As usually happens when I have time on an assignment I will capture quirky little things like this strictly for my own amusement.