a treasure to photograph

Sometimes, even a simple task like walking the dog can yield a treasure of new things to photograph. This time of year, I am constantly collecting leaves, twigs…

my art at Miami International

A collection of my artwork is now appearing in the The Admirals Clubs’ Premium Lounge at Miami International Airport, thanks to the great folks at Embler Gallery. I…

leaves found by my children

Many of my photographs are created from things my children find for me. One morning, we were sitting on our front steps, waiting for their bus to summer…

abstracts of a calla lily

Last year, my kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created a series of photograph to make their present last…

another leaf caught in an updraft

This photograph is a companion to the previous one I shared with you. Created from the same leaf, it continues the feeling of a leaf being carried away…

Updraft – an abstract of a leaf

The leaves I collect for my photographs all exhibit strong personalities or characteristics. When I discovered this leaf on the path in front of me, it felt like…

kicking and screaming to make art

Last week, the writer and actor Wil Wheaton discussed some of the difficulties behind creating. He described how his friend Cory can just sit down and effortlessly write,…

my art at Skyline

My friends at the art consulting firm Skyline Art Services recently requested one of my pieces (Furnace III, an abstract of a sunflower) to hang in their gallery.…

Looking back on 2013

A new year has begun. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to look back and select some my favorite photographs I created during 2013. Spectrum –…

Conjure – an abstract of a leaf

Leaves are my favorite subject to photograph. They seem simple at first — straightforward with no surprises. But when you take the time, you begin to see that…

advice to an art student – part 1

I received a great email the other day. A college student wrote to tell me: “You are a huge inspiration to me as a photographer. I wanted you…

Airfoil – an abstraction of a shell

We found this broken shell on the beach during the last week of summer vacation. It’s not a “pretty” shell, by any definition, but it does have a…

collecting the new fall leaves

Summer feels like it just barely ended. But with the arrival of October (already?!), the temperature has begun to creep down, and the leaves have started to fall.…

Success

Just as failure shouldn’t be feared, success shouldn’t be placed on a pedestal. Success is neither impossible nor assured. It is just another part of the creative process,…

Failure

We are all so afraid to fail, or even afraid to admit it when we do. But failure is a normal part of life, especially the life of…

an abstract of a calla lily

My kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created this photograph to make their present last a little longer. This…

I’m the Featured Artist at Plywerk

Plywerk is a cool company that makes gorgeous art panels out of bamboo. This month, they selected me as their Featured Artist for the month! In this photo…

Inward – an abstraction of a shell

The spiral is a powerful symbol in art. It creates a feeling of motion that draws you in, focuses your attention, and calms your mind. In this photograph,…

how a new collector chose my art

A new collector of my art shared with me how she chose my art for her home. With the art she selected and the way she installed it,…

Two perspectives on a shell

Sometimes, one subject can reveal two completely different personalities, depending on how you interact with it. These two photographs are of the same shell. But one is bold…

learn the craft of selling your art

The incomparable Ze Frank just put up a video talking about living the creative life. Go, watch it. Wisdom is contained within. A lot of the “secret” behind…

3 variations on a shell

I must be getting tired of winter, because once again I find myself photographing shells my family collected last summer in Cape May, New Jersey. These three photographs…

See me at Artexpo New York

Once again, I am busily preparing to show my art at Artexpo New York. It will be at Pier 92 from March 21-24, and I hope you’ll come…

Spectrum – an abstract of a leaf

This leaf is a tiny thing, no bigger than my thumbnail, and would have been very easy to overlook. But its vibrant colors caught my eye, in spite…

The One

I’m on my fourth day of photographing one tiny maple leaf. Have taken 100s of shots so far, but the goal is to create The One. I’m getting…

Adrift – an abstract of a leaf

Purchase a print of Adrift. This is another perspective on that ugly leaf I found at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. This one has a…

Languor – an abstract of a leaf

I collected this leaf while visiting the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx with my family last month. The leaf appears to have been blown about the…

Vertigo – an abstract of a leaf

This leaf is a tiny one, and rather unassuming. But when I picked it up and turned it over, I was surprised to find a tiny perfect spiral…