| 26-Apr-07 |
OMOT Show, Republic Plaza, Denver
I had four of my prints juried into this show yesterday.
Republic Plaza is the tallest and probably most populated (office) building in downtown Denver.
This lobby exhibit promises some great exposure with hundreds of people passing by each day.
Judging took place this afternoon, awards announced at a reception next Wednesday.
(prints, L to R) "Perfect Storm", "Deer Creek Saucers", "Canyonlands Bolt", "Western Winter Moon".
Show will run thru May 24th.
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| 23-Apr-07 |
I just love this guy...
| 22-Apr-07 |
"Closer than I should ever be"
I shot this guy yesterday afternoon, sunning on the shore of a canal just off highway 441 in West Palm Beach County. I slowly (and cautiously) worked my way closer and closer knowing the entire time that these guys can run short spurts at speeds up to 25 mph...No match and a hell of a lot faster than I can run especially wearing sandals!
Yes, I was telephoto and yes, I was stupid to be 10-12 feet too close, but how can you argue the results...
I've lived and worked in two TV markets in Florida, Ft Myers and Tampa, we've spent almost a year in Key Largo and about the same amount of time in the Crystal River area. Photographing alligators in the wild (both video and stills) is nothing new to me, but I do have to admit, I think this is one of my best shots to date!
I've never gotten a shot of such a big gator opening its mouth...never this close in before.
- filing from south FL, ks
| 21-Apr-07 |
Sun setting over the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
My entry tonight filed from West Palm Beach County, Florida
Pam and I race westward in our rental Jeep Compass, engine screaming
Our mission...however brief,
head into the northern most fringe of the Everglades,
take a brief "time out" from the stifling humanity of South Florida...
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| 18-Apr-07 |
Sunrise, The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Bellagio Las Vegas
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| 18-Apr-07 |
The View from my window tonight, 19th floor, Polo Towers
I was 19 on my first trip west. We left Boston that late spring Joel Marks and I. It was a great adventure.
We dropped somewhere east of the Hoover Dam...Aside from the Rocky Mountains, which were now behind us,
Las Vegas was the next biggest mind trip on that original journey west. It was 1969.
There was tons of shit going down in this country. Some good/most strange.
I remember Hunter saying something about a "giant wave" sweeping or drowning or something or other,
but that was still to come if I have my years straight...
Las Vegas was a much smaller glowing spot in the middle of a vast expanse of land I had not seen before.
Even then there was an underlying beast looming just out of reach in this town, maybe more so then?
During the past thirty eight years of "visiting" this place, my emotions and impressions have run the spectrum.
There have been days I never spoke a word to anyone, others...just a couple, like..."I Do"...
For tonight...however windy...the beast would be held at bay
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| 17-Apr-07 |
Bathroom Collection, The Venetian...
- LV,NV...self...ks -
| 17-Apr-07 |
"Fiori di Como"
It was a very un-nerving and bumpy flight from Denver to Las Vegas. The landing was hard enough to generate a collective verbal "yelp of concern" from the already white-knuckled passengers around me. Still, there was that strange sense of relief and closure while we slowed to a speed that was now mentally manageable...
The first words I saw while waiting for my baggage were from a Penn and Teller banner,
"of course they're smiling, they're maniacs". I smiled too and was happy to still be alive...
I've been in the Bellagio Hotel many times since it's opening sometime in the late 90's.
Tonight I was headed for a party being thrown by FOX News Edge up in one of the Bellagio's fancy Lake Suites. Entering the Bellagio's expansive lobby, I first had to photograph Dale Chihuly's impressive and massive, 30x70' work, the Fiori di Como.
His largest permanent installation to date, comes to life as the hotels ceiling-mounted centerpiece.
This unique project--Chihuly's interpretation of a garden of flowers--required more than 40,000 pounds of glass and a myriad of metal installation structures created specifically for the site.
The sculpture absolutely flows across the ceiling of the hotel's main lobby.
As a news photographer living and working in Seattle for five years, I had the pleasure of meeting Dale several times. I distinctly remember photographing him at his Lake Union studio, the "boathouse", while he and his crew of artist/glassblowers were working on creating the 1000 plus "flowers" that comprise this great piece...
- straight up in Vegas..ks
| 14-Apr-07 |
"Human Interactions" Show
Went out this afternoon to tv and newspapers
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Show runs May 4th thru May 30th
Friday, May 4th
| 13-Apr-07 |
circa; late 70's
Steve's Pier 1, On the shores of the Long Island Sound
Bayville, New York
Aside from once having a newspaper route that constantly lost paying customers, especially those with big dogs,
my first real "on the books" job took place in this fine dining establishment.
At the time, it was known as the "Waters Edge".
I snagged a prestigious dishwashing gig along with my cousin Jerry and best friend Mick...
Cleo was the owners daughter.
Some great stories came out of that downstairs kitchen back in those days.
Incidents that never quite made it up to the dinning room...Ever!
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