Archive for July, 2012

For various reasons, the past few months have been tough. Some days it’s been a struggle to meet my most basic obligations, let alone blog. But many of you have willed me on through your kind comments. Others have waited patiently for my long-promised posts. And all of you have given me the motivation to […]


I had dinner recently with my friend Craig, who will soon be visiting Paris for the first time. He’s a wonderful photographer and asked about ways of going beyond the usual “tourist” shots. I suggested an early-morning walk, when the streets are deserted and the light is soft. I hope my photos and custom-created tour […]


If my math is right, today marks the 236th anniversary of the United States’ declaration of independence. I had intended to mark the occasion by taking portraits of 50 ordinary Americans going about their lives today. Like this guy, whom I met last year … But when the temperature climbed to 100 degrees (38° Celsius) […]


I’ve been home for more than a month, but I’m still sorting through the photos from my last vacation. I hope you won’t mind an occasional trip back to Europe as I get caught up. Today’s post is about the Münster in Freiburg, Germany. Whenever I visit a new city — particularly a European city […]