Archive for October, 2010
For those of you who don’t know what a Mitzvah is, it is very simply put: A good deed – something to benefit someone else.
This last weekend my wife and I – and another photographer from Waco, joined forces with Flashes of Hope (FOH) to make a small difference in the lives of a couple of dozen families with children battling cancer. These kids, patients of Childrens Hospital, spent the weekend at an amazing camp outside Meridian, Texas, which features a pool, arts and crafts, hundreds of acres of Oak Tree-studded hills, wild deer running the length and breadth of the property – and fishing in a stocked lake. This is one of the most incredible camps I’ve ever seen. Everyone from the camp, FOH and Childrens Hospital were terrific and the kids and their families had the opportunity to leave their day-to-day concerns behind, if only for a weekend.
Our part was to provide portraits for these brave families, so we set up under an enormous Oak Tree, right next to the lake and did exactly that for most of the day.
If you ever think you’re having a bad day, just consider these plucky kids who are battling a life-threatening disease you will hopefully never be touched, let alone ravaged by. Almost every person we came in contact with was spending the day enjoying their family, the outdoors and their good fortune with a smile for everyone. I’d like to think I could do the same thing but I also hope I never have to find out.
But Isn’t this pretty?
On a recent shoot I happened to notice this big guy hanging out in his (her) web with the sun glinting off the strands and thought it was beautiful. So I spent some time to capture this big bad (scary to most) arachnid in it’s native environment. I think it’s an Orb Weaver, but I’m not sure. Feel free to correct me on this.
A lovely critter, don’t you think?
I don’t know what it plans to catch in this web, but I think it should be good up to the size of a small sparrow or so.
I made sure to give it a wide berth while shooting these images…
While I’m not all too fond of spiders in general, I can certainly appreciate the beauty some of these arachnids are endowed with. This is a particularly large and dramatic example of a scary creepy crawly critter found in relative abundance here in North Texas. Enjoy.
In a timely article on the 15 Fastest Growing Cities in America, MSN is using one of my images. No surprise to those of us who live in the fastest growing city in the Nation (Frisco, Texas), we’ve been watching our population explode at an amazing rate. It’s an interesting article on the rapid growth of fifteen different cities across this nation, including several from the Lone Star State.
Check out the article for the full story.
Dirt Cheap Art Sale!
It’s Autumn Housecleaning (StudioCleaning, actually…) time and I need some space in my storage racks. So you benefit BIG TIME.
Thursday October 14 ONLY.
Nothing over $20.00
Drop by the Studio and take your pick from dozens of my original photographic framed prints in 8×10, 10×12, 11×14, 16×20 and 18×24 for only $10, $15 or $20. That’s right! For less than the price of the frame!
Wednesday and Thursday ONLY!
Anything not sold on Thursday is off to a garage sale for the weekend.
- 60 – 70 Prints in various sizes.
- Metal and Wood frames, all prints matted.
- All are signed.
- Most of these are left over from various art shows over the last couple of years.
- Even if you don’t like the images, it’s a heck of a deal on frames!
For some time I’ve been considering options for making my images available for browsing and purchase. Finding the right vehicle has been the issue and some research has resulted in a partnership with Fine Art America.
As a result, I have uploaded over 2oo images, categorized by genre, location, subject matter, you name it.
From Architecture, desolation and editorial to Alaska, San Francisco and Tuscany, a substantial assortment of my collection is now available in a range of sizes, matted or not, for immediate shipping to your location. Of course, you can always contact me directly for custom-framed prints in 11×14, 16×20, 18×24 and larger sizes all the way up to 72 inch wide prints.
Check out my new fulfillment site here: