Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Today's photo was also taken in San Francisco last October. It's a graffiti-covered wall in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. This one, like the one I posted yesterday, came close to being made into a gum bichromate print.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Welcome to my new blog. The title tells you exactly what it is. I plan on posting a new photo (nearly) every day, and writing a few comments on each photo.

As anyone who works in the photographic medium knows, there’s a big drop-off between the photos you shoot and the photos you end up using. For every photograph that gets used there are several that never get seen, and exist only as an unprinted negative stuck in a binder or a digital file on a hard drive. It’s not an issue of quality. Many of these shots are interesting or good. It’s more an issue of editing.

That’s where this blog comes in. By posting a new photo every day, some of those ‘orphaned’ photos will be seen and appreciated.

I’ve been running my other blog, Lightbender, for about a year. Check it out. It’s the place where I show my more serious work, discuss work in progress, and post about art in general.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. I appreciate hearing from you.

Now, for the first photo:

I shot this reflection in a Chinatown shop window when I was in San Francisco last October. It’s a photo I kept coming back to when looking for images to work on, and it very nearly became a gum bichromate print last December. I’m pretty sure that I won’t be doing anything with it (although looking at it just now, I started thinking that it might make an interesting cyanotype print).