Photography Inspiration Around the Corner: FujiLove LIVE — Feb.25-26, 2017

Finally, I’m going to New York for the first time in February to attend the “FujiLove Live” event hosted by FujiLove Magazine at Bathhouse Studios. Here’s a great podcast at Valerie Jardin’s podcast with Fujilove Magazine editor Tomash: http://valeriejardinphotography.com/podcast/2016/12/2/hit-the-streets-12-tomash-fueled-by-passion I love traveling to photography events because it’s always a cultural experience and a learning experience — a chance to expand my world and meet people who … Continue reading Photography Inspiration Around the Corner: FujiLove LIVE — Feb.25-26, 2017

Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Renowned Italian photographer, journalist and explorer Luca Bracali has announced his 2017 workshop schedule, with locations including India, Norway, Namibia and Iceland, among others. I met Luca in Italy while attending the 2016 Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) Contest event and the Siena Art Photo Travel Festival and quickly learned that not only is he a talented photographer, but extremely passionate and dedicated to his … Continue reading Looking for a true adventure? Look no further.

Artist Profile: Photographer Lou Jones

During my recent travels to Europe, I had a long layover in Boston. I tracked down photographer Lou Jones in advance & was lucky enough that the timing worked for us to connect and meet in person. Well, it wasn’t all luck. Lou dashed back from teaching at New York City’s PhotoPlus Expo to make it to our appointment and I am ever grateful. This … Continue reading Artist Profile: Photographer Lou Jones

Iceland in a Nutshell and on a Budget!

Iceland is SPECTACULAR. The landscapes, the culture. It’s a photographer’s dream and a nature lover’s wonderland. And the capitol city of Reykjavik is full of activity and art and fun to explore.There’s really nothing not to love about this beautiful little northern island country. But it’s also very expensive and the now bustling tourism industry will empty your pockets if you let it. I recently … Continue reading Iceland in a Nutshell and on a Budget!

In Desperate Times

In times of darkness, I turn to poetry, things of the heart and soul, grasping. The news from Aleppo this  morning is so, so sad, so horrific. The state of the planet is so desperate. “If only it were our mother.” It was, once. We were, once. Earth Presses Against Us by Mahmoud Darwish Earth is pressing against us, trapping us in the final passage. … Continue reading In Desperate Times

On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet

I desperately wanted to see the Albert Kahn Museum and gardens in Paris the last time I was there in October, but it’s undergoing a long-term renovation. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma won the design contract of a new 2,300-m² building. The museum will also feature new housing for prints and a 120-seat auditorium, as well as the opening of a Japanese tea room and a … Continue reading On Human Rights Day: Albert Kahn and His Archives of the Planet

PDX Trending in Japan

As someone who grew up near Portland, Oregon, USA, the current hipness is interesting to me. I started taking the bus alone into Portland from my small farming town of Sherwood just to go to Powell’s City of Books, which is now a tourist destination. I still have some of the books I carried home on the bus in recycled brown paper grocery bags. I … Continue reading PDX Trending in Japan