Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Leather Jacket 

In a departure from the usual posing, we asked the model to use any items she had with her as props.  She did an amazing job of improvisation that made the poses seem both classical and contemporary.


Color version, detail

Shoulder Bag

Monday, January 18, 2016

Boots & Books

Boots & Books

A current project involves creating promotional materials for a new 501c3 non-profit organization, the International Shakespeare Center, Santa Fe (ISC).

One of the goals of ISC is to promote the study and appreciation of the Shakespearean works through reading groups, professional performance, and professional training.

The photos are meant to show a juxtaposition of Shakespearean imagery and iconic Santa Fe imagery. So far I've photographed a cowboy in a Canyon Road art gallery (including Shakespearean props) and a cowgirl, Denise, at her hacienda in Galisteo, a small village south of Santa Fe. Other shoots are planned at a historic, iconic Santa Fe house and at Los Golondrinas, a living museum ranch that was the last overnight stop for wagon trains from Mexico City before reaching Santa Fe.

The image above is a sepia version of one of many shots from the Galisteo photo session. Most of the Galisteo photos feature both Denise and her beloved horse, Sapphire.

A Cowgirl’s Passions
Denise & Sapphire in their Galisteo stable


Thursday, January 14, 2016


Ten years ago, on a trip to Egypt and Jordon, we became friends with Don, a fellow traveler. I admired a photo he took of a young Egyptian girl standing on concrete steps that led to the top floor of her home, near the Nile. I’ve worked sporadically over the years on making an art print of the photo. About a week ago I ran across the digital image that Don gave me and finally finished digitally repainting it so I could order a print. While we were at the girl’s house, our guide, who knew the girl, kept encouraging her to go to school instead of getting married and collecting the traditional dowery of gold jewelry. Like most young village women, she probably went for the gold.

Egyptian Girl on Stairs
22 x 40 inches

Egyptian Girl on Stairs

Monday, January 11, 2016

Western Influence

Pueblo Man
Digital print from original charcoal and white chalk on cardboard
22 x 26 inches
A Wolf Named Legend
Digital print from original charcoal on paper
20 x 22 inches  
Digital print from original charcoal on newsprint
18 x 24 inches