Category Archives: notions

October 17

11 Junk

  Junk comes in all flavors, shapes and sizes. Nothing makes for a more colorful, eclectic, and socially relevant photographic subject. The desert seems particularly prone to these accumulations, but there are entire industries and cultures built around the re-use of manufactured materials. The automotive industries supply more than their share, of course, but a case […]

October 04

11 Sunsets

One cliché of the photography trade nowadays is that no one will buy a sunset, so why bother taking them? It proves you can get jaded about anything if you try hard enough, because nearly every night, the California beaches fill up with human beings snapping away at the heavens. Our very first sale of […]

October 03

11 Carnage

  We probably have a thousand shots like these, taken long after everyone seems to have forgotten the point of the fighting. In a few cases, the course of history was changed, but in many of the worst, like the Somme and Ypres, absolutely nothing was accomplished. Many of these bloodstained corners of the planet […]

October 03

11 Passages

  Google defines the word “passage” as “the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another.” The key properties are movement and change, two of the great constants of human life. Somehow, in some miniscule way, we expect the other side to be different—either […]

October 01

11 Music

  Street musicians, professionals, and contestants strut their musical stuff on two continents.  

October 01

11 Fishing

  For all the news about the vast Russian and Japanese fleets vacuuming the fish population out of the ocean, it’s surprising how much of the world still relies for its seafood on commercial fishing the old, small-scale way. From oysters in the Belon River (where Louis XIV first tasted and rendered them instant delicacies), […]

September 30

11 Statuary

  The only thing these statues have in common is that, for one reason or another, they stopped us to gawk. For strange beauty, it’s hard to beat the African in the hills above Portofino. For kitch, a topless dancer outside a strip club in the Zona Rosa of Mexico City. A stained cherub, a […]