September 24, 2008
Nikon D300. iPhone 4s. Also Leica M2 & Hassie 500 (sometimes you just can't beat b&w film). Very occasionally, a 4x5 Deardorff. Scanning old negs at very high rez and manipulating/printing digitally.
Almost anywhere. La Jolla shores beach. Nikki de Ste Phalle's Magical Circle (Escondido), SD Zoo, Balboa at night, Antelope Cyn (Page, AZ), Franconia Notch (NH), Lots of shooting in the French, English and Italian countryside. Paris Venice. Rome. Verona. The Langue-doc. Bruges!
A broadening of horizons. Seeing new work. Some technical info. Meeting people with a passion for the art.
A bunch. Adams (did an Adams/Yosemite workshop in the 70s), Maggie Taylor, Gregory Colbert, Uelsmann, Arbus, Newman, Duane Michals, Myerowitz, Hockney, Steve McCurry, Minor White, Cartier-Bresson, Steiglitz, Goldsworthy, the usual suspects...
Pro photographer working in two different niches, jewelry and tradeshow photography. My clients have had work published nationally. I write a jewelry photography column for Metal Clay Today and teach jewelry photography at SD Continuing Ed.