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Three of my photographs, Hope, Onacho and When I Light a Torch, were nominees in the fine art category of the annual Black & White Spider Awards. I definitely appreciate the nominee and Spider's work in promoting photography as an art form. You can view...

The New Safe Confinement at Chernobyl was moved into position in November, but only now have I seen some videos of it. This one is pretty epic with a lot of good timelapses. The NSC is an engineering marvel, I'm really surprised we don't hear more...

The print of the month for March is "Das Ventile, Hatttingen, Germany"  Hattingen is a lovely little town on the Ruhr river in western Germany. It is certainly worth a visit to see the old timber houses and original city wall, but that is not...

This month's print of the month is "Antenna, Chernobyl-2" Visiting this site in Ukraine was something I had dreamed of for years. The history of the Russian woodpecker is a Cold War legend that I remember hearing about as a kid. The complex itself is just outside...

One of the things that drew me to photography was the mix of the technical and artistic. I built my first large format camera, built numerous darkrooms, developed my own film, studied the zone system etc. However, I've always been concerned about spending so much...

In August 2014 I drove my 4Runner from Oakland California to Prudhoe Bay Alaska, 3,448 miles ONE WAY! On the way back I made several side trips including one to Kennecott Alaska. Kennecott is the mining town, and location of the copper mine and mill, featured...

Some folks are surprised when I say I only make black and white photographs. I hadn't thought about it too much, I've shot color in the past, and I'm not color blind, but I am 100% focused on black and white photography at this point. The easy "artsy" answer of course would be simply "look at the photos", but I figured I would write some words to explore this a little more.