Category Archives: Life

MKE (Peace)

I give in. The time change has changed both my sleep habits and my photographic routine. I still have the same path, same walk through the city. It still takes me 1 hour and 5 minutes to walk the 3.5 miles from office to doorstep. If I cannot have sunlight, I’ll make the most of the gathering dark.

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Diet

I’m on a social media diet. This isn’t the first time that I have done this, but this time the act of suspending Facebook, deactivating my Twitter, and pretending that I actually used Google+ seems more pointed and significant. I realized that I have been using the steady drip of social media to distract myself […]

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The Perfect Japanese Maple

One should never be in such a hurry that pausing to commune with the perfect Japanese Maple tree is not possible…

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Sacramento

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03-13-2013

I have been incredibly frustrated with photography lately and as a result, have been struggling with my own creativity. The weather in LA has been absolutely perfect for trekking around, exploring and making images. There’s a Nike missile site still lingering in the hills that I’ve been itching to checkout. However, my shiny new 5D […]

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Italy 2003

Not so long ago (almost a decade) I was in Italy studying color reduction woodcut printmaking with one of my professors from the University of Nebraska. At the time, I was under the impression that I was some sort of gifted, up and coming printmaker. (It is truly remarkable what a perfect storm of ego […]

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A Head-Scratcher

When I was working my way through the first year of the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, I took an amazing class called “Performed Photography” with a professor who would later end up as a vital part of my thesis committee. The course consisted of making projects that used photography (or any media […]

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New Mexico

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Los Angeles – 11/30/2012

Gawd

  LA is the perfect place for the process of self-renewal. After all, the city’s architecture seems to be in a cycle of demolition and reconstruction much like the faces of women just over the hills from me in Beverly Hills. So far I have little to report, other than my intimidation. Sometimes, you see […]

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Buy it. Use it. Pack it. Move it. Repeat.

Packing

Let me make a confession: I’m a deeply materialistic person. Although consumerism and the relentless buying of new things are activities I try to avoid, I’m still materialistic. I still accumulate. As a result, I do my best to find excuses to justify new things. This is especially true when it comes to the acquisition […]

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