Chasing Colors In The Sierras

Chasing Colors In The Sierras

  There’s truly something inspiring about traversing a trail with your camera slung over your shoulder and spotting a sign announcing the John Muir Wilderness. Just seeing the majestic beauty that drew the likes of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and so many others to call the Eastern Sierras home is enough to humble any photographer….

Protesting in The Trump Era

Protesting in The Trump Era

  You know this country is in remarkably disturbing times when the President of the United States calls white supremacists marching to the chant of Nazi slogans “nice people” while calling an American athlete kneeling in silent, non-violent, civil protest of racial injustice a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.      President…

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth

  Photographs and Text © Todd Bigelow   The drive up US 395 to Mammoth Lakes along the eastern edge of the Sierra Mountains is one I’ve done so many times that I’m convinced I could do it by sound alone. Roll down the windows and point the Subaru north and there’s little doubt I…

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…

Learning How To Freelance

Learning How To Freelance

  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 for a seminar course with the idealogical approach that I could somehow do something to stem the devaluation of photography and photojournalism. I suspected that a middle aged…

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…