On the Street in New York City

On the Street in New York City

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City.  My brother and I had planned this trip, centering it around a Broadway show at the Walter Kerr Theater.  I hadn’t been to New York since 2010 and besides the excitement of securing tickets to ...
May I Have Your Attention Please!

May I Have Your Attention Please!

Driving around Appleton, I have noticed commercial signage that utilizes elements from roadside marketing long used on highways to attract business.   I might refer to this as roadside point of purchase marketing.  These signs and structures appeal to the whimsical...
The Reality of Video  vs.  the Art of the Still

The Reality of Video vs. the Art of the Still

Recently, I have undertaken the task of converting old super 8, VHS and other analog media from my past into a digital format.  I have been a photographer in one form or another, most of my life, doing whatever I could to slow life down,  to savor it in any way I...
Roasting fine coffees

Roasting fine coffees

Considering photography done for pleasure:  I get a chance each month to choose a subject and a corresponding action, with the knowledge that the image will be printed in a publication for others to see.  I regard this opportunity a privilege.  Not only does it...
Composite Photography

Composite Photography

This past autumn, a client hired me to photograph people in business attire participating in track & field events.  The humor lies in the contrast between athletic endeavors and a well tailored wool suit.  When approaching projects like this, my instinct is to do...
Handheld Power

Handheld Power

January in northeastern Wisconsin can be brutally cold. When a client requests an exterior image of a property in the dark of night, I prepare the best I can. Fully charged batteries for both camera and portable speedlights are a must. Warm clothing, a small...