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Book Review – Jacek Fota’s Some Things are Quieter than Others

I first met Jacek when I was doing photography critiques at the European Month of Photography in Bratislava last fall. I was immediately impressed by his unique personal vision and … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment


While conducting portfolio critique sessions during the European Month of Photography in Bratislava this past weekend it struck me that I also learn and grow as an artist / image-maker  … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat in Ireland

Anam Cara  Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat in Southwest Ireland is a magical and creative refuge for artists, photographers and writers.   I’ve been to Anam Cara four times since taking a … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Best of Facebook International Photo Sharing / Critique Group

Soon after retiring from my “full time” position teaching art and photography to college students both online and in the classroom, I got the idea to create a Face Book … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Color of Hay: Peasants of Maramures

 Please note the content on this post was pulled from the Color of Hay Web Site. At the turn of the millennium, for a year of days beginning in the … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Mestizo Spirit

Looking back at your life, most people can identify a few individuals that have in some way dramatically impacted and influenced the direction of their lives. I have a handful … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Faking It – Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop Exhibition

You may think photographs were factual visual documents before the advent of digital technology, however this comprehensive exhibition reveals how photographs have been being manipulated and altered in a variety … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment