Photography Tour of Cemeteries

Or, The Dead Help us Know We’re Alive

On a recent trip to Boone, North Caroline, we stumbled upon two very old cemeteries.  There is something about finding an old gravestone from someone who has already been in the ground for 131 years, that just puts you right in your place.  We get to thinking that we and our troubles, causes and concerns are so important. And then, BAM!  You realize that none of it will matter in 100 years.  Kind of puts it all into perspective.


Photographing Interiors and Faux Finishes

Or, Some of the Grooviest People are Faux Finishers : )

Several months back I had the utmost pleasure to work with a wonderful woman by the name of Laura Wool.

Laura, a fantastic faux finisher, hired me to document some of her work for her new website. I spent a couple of weeks driving around north of the greater metro Atlanta area, going from one lovely home to another. We would meet and I would set about head scratching and problem solving aka trying to decide where to place my lights etc.

I was simply bowled over by the caliber of Laura’s work and thrilled to be part of the process. I was, in fact, so happy with the results that I plastered the images all over my own website. Well, finally Laura’s website is complete and launched. Yay! So this is my ‘shout out’ for Laura Wool.


High on a Mountain Top

Or,  Seeing Wildlife Other than Street Hustlers and Junkies is a Good Thing

I know I mentioned it before, that we live in the heart of urban Midtown, Atlanta.  I can honestly say I am glad to have had this experience.

When I was younger, oh so much younger, I used to daydream about all the different ways I wanted to experience living.  One of them was that fantasy of living right in the heart of a vibrant city, wherein I would walk right down to the street and skip happily along, just like Marlo Thomas in That Girl.  I’d stroll past fresh flower vendors, shop at my local corner grocer, frequent my neighborhood coffee shop slash bookstore and bump into friends, neighbors and acquaintances all along the way, as I made my way to a fabulous city park for a bench with a view.  Hmmmm…..don’t forget the baguette and fragrant cheese either.



Sidewalks of Midtown – Atlanta – A Photographic Study

Or – Where the Werewolves of London Roam…Not


Unlike many major American cities, the city of Atlanta requires homeowners whose property abuts public streets to maintain the sidewalks between their property and the street.  Rumor has it that other municipalities keep city sidewalks in good repair utilizing taxpayer’s money.  In Atlanta, this rather non-progressive policy leads to a colorful variety of sidewalks in a full spectrum of repair and disrepair.

That said, the visual artist in me LOVES all the infinite variety of Midtown sidewalks.

The Rose Walk


Worldwide Photo Walk – Midtown, Atlanta – July 18, 2009

Or, How a trip to the ‘burbs proves there’s no place like home….?

Saturday was the Second Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Somehow I fell off the planet and only just found out about it on Thursday, two days before the event. I have NEVER been accused of paying close attention to…um…details. Anyway, the general Atlanta metro area was hosting no less than 7 different walks in 6 different locations. Of course, most of them were already filled to capacity. Did I mention this MAMMOTH event only came into my consciousness on Thursday? Late on Thursday? VERY late on Thursday?



Travel Photography – Bangkok, Thailand

Mementos from a lovely afternoon in Bangkok

I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand in May of 2009 for surgery. I am one of the growing number of Americans that are now ‘self pay’, which is a euphemistic way of saying I am uninsured. I will not go into the details of my surgery, other than to say I had a very positive medical experience in a state-of-the-art hospital for a fraction of the cost in America. That includes the round trip airfare for TWO, a private hospital room with a bed for my traveling companion, AND a 2 week stay in a 5 star hotel to recuperate before the journey home.

These are a few of the shots I was able to take on my limited post surgery ‘walk abouts’.


Documentary Photography – Midtown Atlanta

Old Midtown – Atlanta Georgia

I’ve been documenting the old section of Midtown, Atlanta for the last three years.  Most of my photographs are taken in the area bounded by Piedmont Avenue, 10th Street, Charles Allen Drive and 4th Street.  Occasionally I venture over to Juniper Street or into Piedmont Park.

I am continually amazed by how ‘wild’ some parts of this very urban, in-town community still are.  It is such a trip to be standing in the midst of what seems to be a lonely country lane and look up to see a city skyline.

I keep tossing the idea around of publishing a book.  Maybe I will.

These two images were taken in fairly close proximity to each other.  On this particular day I was focused on photographing the remains of the once common cobblestone streets.  I was actually standing on a small patch of cobblestone when I took the top image.