Lilac Nights.


Last night, I met Ash for the first time.  He came over to do some social distance photos.  He reviews perfumes on YouTube. I found one he did for DS&Durga’s White Peacock Lily, followed his Instagram and he contacted and hired me. He was born in Egypt and came here when he was five. Ash lives with his…

Why You Taking Picture?


A housing and planning blog I read, Granola Shotgun, recently had a post about how the author is hassled for taking photos in public for such elements as parking lots, buildings, encampments or anything structural connected to a human. In the past 15 years, since I started this blog, I have had similar experiences of…

Glorious California: Some Photographs from UCLA’s Bartlett Collection.


Members of Santa Monica College Women's Row-A-Way Club, Santa Monica, 1935House with tiled roof, garden, and gated wall, Palm Springs, [1930s or 1940s?]California Bank, Brentwood office, Brentwood, [1957]Prefabricated steel home, [1930s?] UCLA's Adelbert Bartlett Collection has superb, hi-resolution images from the work of a commercial photographer who lived from 1887-1966 and worked in Southern California…

MacLeod Ale and Points East.


Yesterday, late afternoon, there were clouds in the sky and the temperature was notably cooler. On Calvert Street, outside MacLeod Ale, I was waiting outside for a friend when it began to rain. A few drops fell and then it moved on. My friend arrived and parked in one of the few spots reserved in…

Photographing Near the Sepulveda Dam.


Tim Schneider:  Sepulveda Dam Recently, I photographed Tim near the Sepulveda Dam. He was visiting North America from Muenster, Germany, spending a few months traveling around from Cuba to Toronto to Chicago. He bought a used van in the Windy City and rode out to California, criss-crossing the country through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona…

Dima Otvertchenko’s Blue Hour Photographs


But at dusk, near sundown, the Blue Hour appears.

And photographer Dima Otvertchenko, a New Jersey raised shooter living in North Hollywood, has a particular sensitivity and artistry in capturing our valley after the sun has gone below horizon.