Believe it or not, this was shot in front of a food store in San Francisco’s China Town. Yummy!
This is one of the most stunning sights in Louisiana, this out of this world place where the highway suddenly intrudes on you (and the gators).
Singer and guitarist Jamie McLean opening for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in New Orleans. This is one of my most successful Lensbaby shots and the reason why I still occasionally try to use the Lensbaby in low lit concert halls despite the challenges.
Le Pont des Arts is a famous footbridge in Paris, particularly popular with young lovers. It crosses from the Louvres to the Institut de France. I was trying to shoot it in a way that was different from all the classic shots.
Bob Brozman is one of my favourite musicians and certainly my favourite performer. Catching him isn’t easy though as he’s constantly in motion.
This little sheet paper bear means a lot to me. It was a gift from my mother in law on my first christmas with my wife’s family. I also find it makes for an interesting photographic subject. This was one of my early attempts at still life photography.
Arman’s statue « L’Heure pour Tous », just outside Saint-Lazare train station in Paris is a constant subject of fascination to me. I have tried to capture it on photo many times, and this interpretation is the most interesting so far. I like how the pigeons nest there, oblivious to the fact that they live within art.
This photo was a very early expression of my fascination for patterns and textures. It was shot at the flower market in Amsterdam.
Soap bubbles fascinate me. Whenever I cross one those street artists in Paris making giant soap bubbles, I have to try for shots. This one is my favourite so far.
One of the major differences between concert shots today and concert shots 50 years ago is that with the equipment available back then, low-light photography was necessarily constrained. Today, high-ISO capability and really fast lenses means that often you can capture a hell of a lot of detail. However, as I was looking at some of these old pictures I found that there was a mood there, an esthetic of embracing the shadows that was rarely found in my concert photography. This portrait of Will Holhouser playing with David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness is an attempt at embracing those shadows.