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leap second

This year, the powers that be have decided that we need an extra second added to the year. It’s an trivial amount of time, simply required to make…

Work in progress: Glass slipper

This past week I’ve been working on a backlog of photographs I had taken throughout the year, but never got around to editing. One batch in particular was…

the leaf hunt

As autumn gives way to winter, my ketubah business tends to slow down, and I find more time to spend working in the studio. Autumn is a important…

Selected for Typologies Group Show

Three of my “Fallen Leaf” abstracts have been selected to be part of the group show Typologies in the current issue of Fraction Magazine. A typology is “the…

Nikon announces best micro photos

Nikon just announced the winners of their “Best Microscopic Images of 2008” competition. I love and am fascinated by micro photography, but often it can look too… clinical…

maple tree seed

After a very busy September, full of print schedules and marketing plans, I finally got to spend some time in the studio shooting new photographs. I’ve been able…

Fear, creativity, and the stock market

While continuing our conversation on creativity and fear continues over on this post, I realized that the recent insanity in the stock market gives us as artists a…

Check out my new Facebook page

My grand exploration of the social web continues! I have been using Facebook more and more lately, not as a business tool, but as a way to keep…

Conversation on creativity and fear

Two years ago I wrote about the relationship between creativity and fear. This past weekend, the conversation got reignited by a couple new visitors to my blog, and…

pick a direction then do it loud

For the past few weeks, I have been working on my marketing plan, trying to figure out who I want to market my art to, and how I…

Lightroom reinvigorates how I use Photoshop

One thing about photographers: we love our tools. And we especially love shiny new ones. For the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to be on the…

Rewriting my artist’s statement

I find that one of the biggest challenges I face as an artist is writing my artist’s statement. Putting your vision and artistic ideas into words is a…

Selected for exhibition in New Orleans

My photograph Flight (an abstraction of a maple tree seed) has been selected to be in the exhibition “Elemental/Environmental: Space” at the New Orleans Photo Alliance, juried by…

Twitter and artists

As Twitter gains popularity, there have been suggestions that artists should embrace it as a way of promoting themselves. But I’ve decided that it doesn’t make sense for…

failing in order to succeed

There is a great video of Ira Glass of This American Life giving advice to people who want to create stories. He’s good some very down-to-earth advice that…