Monday, October 31, 2016


Lexington, Virginia

A subtle bit of Halloween decoration in the center of town.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Behind the Scenes

Birch River, West Virginia

This farm in WV is a place I've returned to for pictures many times, though not for over ten years now. At the beginning of my recent expedition to VA/WV this was the first place I visited. The fields showed the effect of a summer-long drought, as did the desaturated fall colors, but I think the b&w negative is promising. This is a snapshot of the setup after I'd made the exposure. The horse turned up at the crest of the right hand hill just on cue. I've been developing my film from the trip over the past couple days.

This is a "digiproof"—a quick 'n dirty positive file of the picture made by copying the sleeved negative resting on a lightbox, using a digital camera. It's not supposed to look like a good print—its purpose is simply to give me a positive rendering of the negative; one I can refer to as often as I like without repeatedly handling the negatives, and of course there's no materials expense to create it.

Walk, Don't Run

Green Sulphur Springs, West Virginia


Monday, October 24, 2016


Princeton, West Virginia

Normally, clear sky and bright sun is not my favorite shooting situation, but after days on end of extremely dull overcast and landscapes that are obviously, visually, blighted by drought, yesterday was a relief to have bright light and plenty of subjects to respond to it. These are a few of the large format shots from the day. Lots of digital capture as well. Heading out again today for a last shoot of the expedition with freshly loaded film holders.

Bluefield, West Virginia

Ceres, Virginia

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A View, with Phones

Sideling Hill, Maryland

Out for a Walk

Waterbury, Connecticut

I'm off for some shooting to add to my Southern Mountains series of large format black and white work.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Shop Window Signs

Naugatuck, Connecticut

A nail parlor and a smoke shop side by side on Church Street in the middle of town.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Collector's Item

Watertown, Connecticut

Some people will hang on to just about anything, I guess. It's kind of surprising it doesn't have a vanity "classic car" plate.

Friday, October 14, 2016


Watertown, Connecticut

The tires on my car were worn right down to the warning strips so last week it was high time to replace them. I've been getting tires from the same little place for at least twenty-five years now. I always seem to find something to photograph while there.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


New York, New York

Lots of funny looking hydrant-type-things all around Manhattan.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Four Doorways

New York, New York

Living out in the country I don't often find myself walking past doorways. When I'm in the city of course I'm always walking past doorways, and find they often catch my interest. Here are four from my recent workshop weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Outside Looking In

Naugatuck, Connecticut

This is a strange little place on the main drag through town. It's hard to tell if it's an antique shop, used clothing store, gallery, or what. I'll have to remember to stop by on a weekday when it's open so I can ask about it.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

New York Umbrellas, VII

New York, New York

This was a fun, impromptu series to shoot and edit. Next I want to print a set of them to really explore the rainy day color and tone.

Friday, October 07, 2016

New York Umbrellas, V

New York, New York

Umbrella and hoodie—perhaps the rainy day equivalent of belt and suspenders.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

New York Umbrellas, IV

New York, New York

Only one of the three is looking at her phone instead of her friends. I love the dark light of rain in the city. Maybe I'll have to watch the weather forecasts and go in on rainy days just to shoot.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016


New York, New York

One of the side benefits of teaching a workshop in New York is that I get a few hours "out of school" to shoot around midtown Manhattan.