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A Legacy Behind an Encounter

One of my habits as a photographer is to head out for an occasional countryside drive to see what opportunities the local landscape will offer.  I was doing just that a few days ago, when […]


Living Near Ground Zero – The Compass Park Nightmare

As I write this, citizens in the surrounding area of Elwood and Manhattan, Illinois and the surrounding Jackson Township have been faced with the daunting challenge of driving off an attempt by a corporate entity […]


The Last Image of 2016

This picture is the last image I took in 2016. It seemed kind of appropriate that this image happened to be taken as a this year came to a close. Every year is a year […]


Wrapping up 2015

Well, as we enter the final week of 2015, I am wrapping a few things up on the photography front. The great thing about keeping a library of photographic work is that it is very easy to survey your images and recollect what took place during the year. As the year comes to a close, you can look back over images and easily reflect back on what happened, what was accomplished and perhaps chart a path for the year to come. 2015 featured the following events:


Boondoggle Day

What’s a “Boondoggle”? Well according to Wikipedia, its a project that is a complete waste of time and money. To us it means a day with no specific plan and no specific goal. In other words, its a day for a guys to hang out and let the day be what it may. Boondoggle is our alternative to “Black Friday”.


The End of Rockome Gardens

Rockome Gardens was a tourist attraction in the Arthur / Arcola Illinois region for over 50 years. Time and indifference ultimately forced its closure. My wife and I visited the area to watch the auction as the remnants of this central Illinois institution passes into history.


Art Fair People

As a “vendor” at art fairs, I often have a chance to meet a variety of people and discuss a lot of topics outside of the photos I exhibit. I have reflected back on the […]


Capturing Light

This image has become a popular piece in my exhibit. and it epitomizes a bit of what drives a photographer in their craft. Capturing an image like this isn’t always about planning, sometimes its about responding to the light.


Creative Trash

Most of us learn over time to be prudent with our resources. We remind ourselves to avoid mistakes, to keep things tidy. As artists, its important to allow yourself a periodic respite to forget about making something and perhaps, just generate trash. Its OK to spend a day creating and at the end of it, just shred it.


Failures are finger posts…

The title of this post is actually a quote from C.S. Lewis, “failures are finger posts on the road to achievement”, a phrase I need to keep hammered into my skull as I continue experimenting with this idea of publicly exhibiting my work in art/craft type venues.