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Wave (fallen leaf)

My latest work-in-progress is a photograph of a fallen leaf, that has curled nearly in half, and then bowed again in opposite direction, like a fortune cookie. The…

Horizon

Like so much of my work, this photograph came about from a happy accident. I was exploring a leaf for a couple days, with little to show for…

Selling prints of my works-in-progress

Making art is a long and involved process, even in photography. People are often surprised at how much work I put into each photograph! You might think it…

the importance of the edge of the photograph

In his blog today, Mark Graf was wondering “why a completely random leaf pile can be so peaceful” in real life, yet feel chaotic when photographed. I’ve experienced…

Fuse

Speaking of glowing embers, I’ve been working on this photograph of a wild grape vine, which to me looks like a burning fuse. I found this vine growing…

telepathy, art and fire

In science fiction, whenever a character develops the ability to hear other people’s thoughts (like Parkman in the show Heroes), they go through an intense struggle to control…

hungry for your art

What makes you hungry to make art? What conditions do you need to to be in to find enough fuel to fire your creativity? In his blog today,…

Ascent – an absract of a curling leaf

The leaves are really starting to shower down now. When the wind picks up and the leaves slowly cascade down all around you, it’s like being in the…

Autumn is here

Autumn is here. In my opinion, the best time of the year. The weather was perched on the edge for a long time, unsure if summer was over,…

gotta love the internet

Gotta love this internet. I am constantly amazed at the positive impact it has on my life. From a business perspective, the internet is what lets me make…

a benefit of working from home

Working from home can be tough. Working for yourself can be tougher. It’s hard not having an infrastructure to work within, guidelines that help you know what’s expected…

I’m the Featured Artist on Area of Design

It seems to be my month of interviews! I have been chosen to be the current Featured Artist on Area of Design, an organization that showcases established and…

An interview with… me!

A couple weeks ago, I received an nice surprise: an email from Positive Focus asking to do an interview about my photography. Positive Focus is a great nonprofit…

Ex Ovo

This is one I nearly thew away. I took this photograph over four months ago. It is from a series of photos I took of a very dead,…

a portrait of my hometown

Joseph Tripi made a series of photographs called All America City that create a wonderful portrait of our mutual hometown of Buffalo, New York. It’s a misunderstood place,…