The Greatest

I had the opportunity to photograph an event at SDSU today in which Muhammad Ali’s wife, Lonnie Ali was the keynote speaker. The legacy of Muhammad Ali, and the one that his widow now preaches, is community service. The famous quote of his is: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Lonnie Ali said she and the family … Continue reading The Greatest

San Diego: As I think about leaving

I  have been thinking a lot about the possibility of leaving “America’s Finest City” — San Diego. I was born here. Grew up here. But I grew up in the East County city of El Cajon. Certainly not “America’s Finest City” there. In fact, it is an armpit of the area. Extreme poverty, drug abuse, homeless population, and a plain old pox on the area. … Continue reading San Diego: As I think about leaving

Sisters Rule

The May issue of Vanity Fair had a sisters theme, not the typical theme for that publication, but one I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved reading about some of the famous sisters who stuck together through thick and thin, and some who did not. There was some honest feedback about the triumphs and tribulations that comes with loving that female sibling, because even though it is … Continue reading Sisters Rule

Starting on Third Base

I love to attend photographic seminars to gain new insights and learn more about the craft that fills my passion. I’m signed up for one with Scott Kelby on May 12 in San Diego. He’s a pretty gifted photographer and Photoshop guru, and I remember the last class I took from him in which he gave me some really good pointers. One was: if you … Continue reading Starting on Third Base

The Quiet Ones

There are people we meet in life, through business, social situations, family and friends — the ones who are the loud, boisterous people who dominate a room. They speak to hear themselves speak and try to impress anyone who will listen. Then there are the quiet ones. Those who don’t say a lot, but once you get to know them, they awe you with their … Continue reading The Quiet Ones

Redheaded Sinner

I’ve been working on various jewelry pieces using techniques that I learned in 2015, including metalsmithing, polymer clay, and ice resin. This is an example of the latter of the three: a vintage 1950s image from a trashy romance novel entitled Red-Headed Sinner. I’ve named my piece without the hyphen (because that is grammatically correct in modern times). The image is copyright-free in a collage, … Continue reading Redheaded Sinner

Another Happy (and relatively stress-free) Wedding…

Who would have thought there would be two relatively stress-free weddings in a row? I sincerely hope this is a trend away from the over-the-top, expensive “events” that have been part of the last couple of decades. I like the idea of having fun, casual, friendly weddings that don’t send the couple (or their parents) into debt. On October 12, I had the pleasure of … Continue reading Another Happy (and relatively stress-free) Wedding…

Weddings Make Me Happy (and Stressed)

As a photographer, a wedding is one the happiest occasions to capture. As a human being being with a big fat heart, I always love them! It’s always a happy occasion, filled with family, friends and an overall good vibe. But weddings are stressful. Especially for the bride and groom. But also for anyone contributing to the day. I recently had the honor to share … Continue reading Weddings Make Me Happy (and Stressed)