"I was born into a world of black & white
Television and movies were in black
& white, the news was in black & white and the
nation was still segregated into black & white. My
childhood heroes were in black & white and these
images were an extension of the world, as I knew it."
(from Cole Thompson's Bio)
When I was
born, there were still parts of the country where an
African-American could not sit at the front of a bus or
associate with white people. And yet our country is now
led by President Obama, a miracle when viewed from my
perspective. It is amazing and I'm proud of our
I met a new friend this
month; Alejandro Zepeda is a photographer from Mexico
who came to my aid one night on the streets of San
Diego. We then had dinner together, talked about our
experience and discussed photography. One can never have
too many friends, thanks Alejandro!
This month's video is about an artist, who's art is
both unique and entertaining. It made me smile!
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B&W Magazine Article - Creative
B&W Magazine has honored me by
featuring "The Ghosts of Auschwitz and Birkenau"
portfolio in their current issue. The story is
told by Senior Contributing Editor,Richard Pitnic,
who interviewed me for the March issue which is on
I am pleased to have the
story of the Holocaust highlighted one more time,
in what I believe is a unique photographic way.
While visiting the camps I had left the
tour because it was so overwhelming. As I walked,
I wondered about the people whose feet had walked
in exactly the same footsteps as mine, and I
wondered if their spirits still lingered there
And so I photographed ghosts.
the Complete Portfolio
New Harbinger Images
No. 7 - White Sands, NM)
took me to Las Cruces, NM for an exhibition of my
work at the Preston Contemporary Art Center. Las
Cruces is a beautiful place and about one hour
away is White Sands, NM.
White Sands is
famous for it's...uh...white sands. It's so
amazingly white that if you're from snow country,
you start to think your driving in the snow and
look for your coat before getting out of the car!
The Las Cruces area has incredibly
beautiful skies; they are clear in the morning,
accumulate clouds during the day, which then
disappear by dusk.
These changing cloud
conditions allowed me to add several new Harbinger
images to my collection. When I created my first
one in Utah this summer, I really thought it would
be difficult to fill an entire portfolio with
similar images, but it's surprising how many you
can find when you're constantly looking for them.
the Harbinger Series.
- Fort Collins, CO)
If you're new to
my work, going through my web site can be
daunting. I have too many images and I've
committed to simplify the site this year.
To make your visit a little easier, I've
compiled a page of "Favorites" including
If you have a minute,
please browse though the images and let me know
which are your favorites.
Moab Photography Symposium
I'm often asked if I teach workshops and up
to now I've had to say "no." Well now I can say
yes because this Spring I'll be conducting my
first workshop at the Moab Photography Symposium.
Held in Utah at the end of April, I'll be a guest
speaker as well as conducting a workshop on
"Seeing in Black and White."
ask for a better location or nicer time of year
for this Symposium. My workshop is limited to 12
people due to the Parks permit restrictions, so
please sign up early. I'm pretty excited about
this (and a bit nervous too), so I hope I'll have
some friends in the class.
More About the Moab Photo Symposium
Orchards at Dusk - Mesilla, NM)
- "The Ghosts of Auschwitz and Birkenau" is
being featured in the current issue of B&W
Magazine, available at most major magazine and
- Rangefinder Magazine is doing an article on
the past recipients of the "Photographer of the
Year" from the Black and White Spider Awards.
The article is about how this award affects
careers, and so I am quoted in the article.
- My work is being exhibited at the Preston
Contemporary Art Center in Mesilla, NM through
- Three of my images are being exhibited at
the Elder Gallery in Lincoln, NM as part of the
cities PhotoFest 2009.
- My portfolio "Ceiling Lamps" will be
exhibited for the first time at "Sideshow" in
Dolores, CO. The exhibit opens February 28th and
runs through mid April.
The Ghosts of Auschwitz and Birkenau
The "The Ghosts of Auschwitz
and Birkenau" is now available in a limited
edition folio. These fifteen images are printed to
7" X 7" and matted to 12" X 12" using archival
materials. The images are then housed in a custom
wooden box, suitable for presentation.
edition is limited to 25 and the first 5 sets are
selling for $1295. Please note that profits from
this folio are being donated to Holocaust
To discuss the
folio or to purchase one, please contact me at: