March 7th, 2014
January 11th, 2014
A very talented artist friend said that I was successful because “I was cute and a man”
Baloney, I am successful because I work at it. Didn’t help that I heard this when I was in the middle of loading my truck to set up a 4 hour show in a nice restaurant. This is after hours of promotion. Naturally I had to remove it last night it is still waiting to be moved into my studio. Did I mention that I tore my shoulder out on a photo shoot and I am awaiting surgery?
Last year I worked the Capital City Market 34 out of 35 Saturdays(missed one for my brothers wedding), rain shine, snow, whatever. I also did something like 15 other shows and events.
I am not alone, most of the artists I know that are ’successful” work damn hard. Anyone who saw Anna Webb, and Reham Arti create the wonderful traffic circle, or have been to a rehearsal of the Red Light Theatre know what I mean.
Is my work rewarding, hell yes. It was wonderful last night to sell me “mistakes” It is WORK thought. I do get to take pictures for a living, but sometimes I am standing someplace freezing ass cold waiting for the light to be just right, or up to my ass in a river working an angle.
Haven’t even mentioned what it takes to be a successful commercial photographer.
So the next time you see a nice piece of art and think, “Hey I could do that-Think Again!
January 2nd, 2014
Quick confession, didn’t take the dogs and didn’t need the GPS, but it was a bit of an adventure anyway. I also think it’s typical that the second post breaks the premise.
The City of Boise has recently updated and beautified the Capitol Bridge. I have been in love with this bridge since I was a boy. I have several historic postcards of it and I have many, many, photographs. From the river, in the river, from 8th street, upstream and down.
Woke up and headed out before sunrise, decided to try a long exposure of the river and the bridge. Been fascinated of late with the smooth shimmery water shots from Kieth Walklett and Dan Mottaz.
Parked in the tiny lot next to the bridge off of 8th. It was cold, the fog had lifted and I set out to see what I could find. 1st down to the rivers edge. The fowl were none to happy with me for waking them up. The first rays of sun where peeking to cast a warm glow on the water. Took a few, but didn’t really find much. Decided to head up to the old 8th street bridge.
Bingo! The sun was almost up and the sky was a lovely pink. Worked the shutter speeds up and down and got what I think is a great image. May have to combine a couple to make sky and the bridge both glow. Just for grins, I walked up and took a couple of “close ups” to see if I could get a little better angle and a new perspective. Not much there either.
Here are the results. Feel free to comment, share, whatever.
December 28th, 2013
Hi all, this is the 1st of a new blog project. Plan to post the adventure of Kloi, the new dog Dasher and our travels and travails.
Two dogs and a GPS blog
After a quick morning cuppa coffee from Dawson Taylor downtown I decided to test out the new little black dog in the car. So, we’re headed to Wieser Idaho. To see if we can find something interesting to shoot. We’re out chasing photos. Me, two dogs and a GPS
So far it is Fog, fog everywhere. Not much going on in Payette so I grabbed a burger at the Arctic Circle and headed north.
Wieser is a beautiful little Idaho town. Most of the downtowns older building are still there, although like most smaller american towns many are empty. Wandered for a bit, didn’t really find anything. Often when you’re a photographer you look and chase and catch absolutely nothing.
Today I did get a couple of interesting shots of the old UP depot, but mostly the weather shut us out.
However the trip was a great success the little black dog and medium-size maybe big yellow dog got along great. They’re both good car dogs, and will be chasing many photos together. Overall not a bad day for two dogs and a GPS.
December 6th, 2013
This is the featured image for December 2013 in the new calendar
November 15th, 2013
This will be the front panel of the traffic box art on the corner of Franklin and Curtis
October 25th, 2013
Below the lookout, sunrise, Thusday Oct. 25. Boise Trail. Hells canyon recreation area.