Time With Veterans

Time With Veterans

Without comparison, the greatest part of life as a photojournalist is the people you get to spend time with. The profession seldom yields financially rich photographers, but we are compensated beyond belief by the people who enrich our lives by allowing us to spend time with them. And I’m certainly not talking about celebrities. People in…

Evolving the Workshop

Evolving the Workshop

What was bred from frustration has grown into a passion. Who would have known? Certainly not me. Several years ago I began to build a curriculum to offer as a seminar style course with the idealogical approach that I could somehow do something to stem the devaluation of photography and photojournalism. I knew in my…

Covering Hurricane Katrina for People Magazine

Covering Hurricane Katrina for People Magazine

There are certain assignments in a photojournalist’s life that leave lasting memories. Hurricane Katrina was one of those assignments. It was two days into the devastation of one of America’s great cities when I was asked by People to jump on a flight and head to New Orleans. The magazine was putting ten writer/photographer teams…

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

                                                                                        I love the simplicity of Summer and mourn its death each…

Print Sale

  A year ago today marked the time when photographers scrambled around California to record the final hours of flight for the famous space shuttle Endeavor. As it made its’ way into Southern California after buzzing famous landmarks further north, I decided to try for something a bit different. I didn’t have an assignment, nor…

Hit the Road: The Journey Between Assignments for Sports Illustrated

Hit the Road: The Journey Between Assignments for Sports Illustrated

Let me just start by saying that I’m from Los Angeles. Which means, quite frankly, that I don’t think of driving as a means of pleasure. In fact, it’s more like cage fighting. Every man for himself, bare knuckled and bloody. The only time I look to the side of the highway is to unfurl…

Never Again

The faces were all somber, the discussions filled with passion, the energy vitalized by a history of atrocities but tailored to create a educational experience. In short, the Never Again gathering of Holocaust and WWII veterans in celebration of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 20th anniversary was a eclectic, emotional day. I’m blessed to have…

10 Things I Know For Sure About Photography

Ten things I know for sure about photography: 1) Just because you make a “10 Things About Photography” list….. doesn’t make you a photographer. 2) Just because you are popular on Instagram…..doesn’t make you a photographer. 3) Just because you know the megapixel capabilities of every new dslr…..doesn’t make you a photographer. 4) Just because…

Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo Loved His Garden!

Mongo, whose real name we all know is Alex Karras, loved his garden! Yes, the Detroit Lion’s pro bowl, tough-as-nails defensive lineman who caused havoc for opposing quarterbacks, was a man who in retirement loved to gently tend to his tulips, orchids and roses amid his beautiful garden in the Hollywood Hills. I was asked…

UCLA Professor & Renowned Translator Michael Heim Passes Away

UCLA Professor & Renowned Translator Michael Heim Passes Away

Sadly, I read today in the LA Times that Michael Heim, a professor and world renowned literary translator, passed away. I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Michael a couple of years ago. He was incredibly interesting and very giving of his time. He lived in a beautiful, older home near the UCLA campus…