The Persistence of Vanishing Things
Lake Superior in winter
This is available for purchase as a limited edition and artist proof. Your purchase directly supports my continued work up here.
I’m exploring climate change and the dramatic alterations I see to the shore of the lake but also something about our own connection to the land and water, our states of mind and how deeply we need beauty in all its many forms and conditions throughout the cycle of life. I see myself and all of us in this land, these trees.
Each month of work requires about $600 for a rental space, costs of travel by car, food and photo supplies.
Lovely small prints on 5×7 paper are $25 on archival paper
Also lovely, a little larger prints on 8×10 paper, are $100
Please use the contact page to arrange your purchase. Shipping is additional and varies with where you are. CC, Venmo, Zelle, check, PayPal all accepted.
So grateful for your appreciation the work, each hard won image.
Good morning everyone!
I’m offering Q1 specials for individuals and companies who book their professional portraits and headshots by January 15.
Two hour studio packages that include clothing changes for varied looks are normally $600 but if you book and pay by Jan. 15, the session is just $350!
Email me for arranging your free consult and booking.
CC, Zelle, PayPal, Venmo all accepted.
Together let’s put your best face forward for 2019 success!
Also remember, I donate equivalent services to those in need! Your purchase is a win-win!
The Italian Gentleman
Analog film, scanned and platinum/palladium print
Artist’s proof available for purchase.
Please inquire via contact page for pricing and shipping.
Your purchase supports my ongoing documentation and fine art photography work about the disappearing coastal landscape of Lake Superior.
Thanks for your consideration.
A friend saw a photo he really liked and asked if I could photograph him in my own take on it.
I’m always up for a good challenge.
We were both really happy with the results.
What great idea do you have for a conceptual photo portrait? Let’s make something fabulous together.
Use Contact Me to reach out for your own special portrait, (thoughtfully priced)
James does lighting for a living but he brings an even brighter light to his everyday life.
He’s gone through life changing experiences and always seeks the wisdom inside those moments of hardship.
Many thanks for his willingness to step into the shrubbery for this portrait and for his grace always.
Not sure what it is that draws me to this place, but the pictures made here have a feel to them I find intriguing and compelling.
Maybe it’s a feeling of emerging from a dark place to a lighter one.
Or, stepping out of entanglements, mental, emotional- patterns which trap us.
Maybe it’s the mystery. That thing just beyond knowing.
Part of me really wants to know but the artist part says – don’t know and that’s cool. Just keep going.
Maybe you have that feeling too sometimes.
Lovely roses thanks to Michelle of Blumgarten in Pilsen. @blumgartenco @blumgarten
This tree has lived a long time. Longer than the landlords who own this land know actually .
Trees have a different sense of time than we short lived humans do. It’s sheltered many animals over the years. Squirrels, woodpeckers. Seen many people through good times and hard ones.
Provided sheltering cover during hard times.
This tree has given so much. And has in return been loved.Friends have gathered around and beneath her. Gardens have grown. Love has come and gone. Children once small are now adults flying free from the nest.A full harvest of love and loss, the full spectrum of life has danced here. And now, some say it’s time for tree to be cut down. It’s limbs are old and brittle. They could fall and cause injuries.
What if there was a different story?
The tree might be tended. Yes, she is elderly, requiring care.
But so don’t we all?
What if we made that offering?
Shared our love for the community and sheltered a little longer under here sweet branches, sang a few more songs, danced slowly into the twilight together?
“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Thanks to Samara of @blueislandmedicine for braving the October chill and encountering your ideas about coldness with a fresh approach.
Salutes to all the creative ladies out there digging in every single day to find strength, courage and the superpowers to carry on. It’s not easy but the choice is to live without the vital juice of life.
Our focus determines our reality.
Meditation and other mindfulness practices help us stay flexible and alive to the magic of life.
I’m working on a series of portraits of people sitting in meditation to explore the nature of stillness using my camera. Some of the exposures ate quite long, from a minute or two up to an hour.
Often we focus these days on efficiency and speed but I feel we need to ask is speed always necessary?
I believe it’s important to slow down and discover our lives as they unfold letting go of the same old stories we tell ourselves and instead encounter our life afresh.
I welcome you to join the exploration by sitting for a portrait and sharing your experiences with practicing mindfulness any form.