Charles Burchfield

If you are in New York check out Charles Burchfield at the Whitney. Burchfield was a painter from Buffalo, NY who painted magical NorthEastern landscapes primarily in water colors. It is a beautiful show.



I came across an incredible short documentary that recently aired on POV at PBS.COM last evening. It is about the working process of Australian photographer Murray Fredericks and his repeated visits to Lake Eyre (an enormous salt flat in the southern Australian desert.) The work is sublime and it is fascinating to watch the painstaking task of making 8 x 10 negatives in such an inhospitable place. His images may bring to mind Misrach's Desert Cantos, but for me they conjured the Black Rock Desert and my experiences on the playa at Burning Man.

© Murray Fredericks


Pakistan Floods

I was impressed by this photograph in the NY Times today from the ongoing floods in Pakistan. As a singular image, it feels way too beautiful and cinematic to convey the depth of this disaster, but I have to say it is quite amazing.

© Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Sound and Vision

From the series Tattoo Boys


Harold and Maude

In case you have never seen this film or not seen it in a while - make sure to watch Harold and Maude. It is a poignant, funny, and beautiful film. A good film to watch every few years. The message of living life to its fullest is certainly worth the reminder. One quote that I particularly love from Maude is, "Vice, Virtue, It's best not too be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If You apply that to life than you are bound to live it fully."


The Nephews

My seven nephews; Robert, Jeff, Chris, Justin, George, Jason, and Jon, photographed by me this summer in Douglas, Michigan. I come from a rather large Italian American family and we all gather annually in Western Michigan. I am hoping to make a portrait of the extended family one of these summers (I will need a super-wide lens for that one!) These guys are all young adults now and I really enjoy spending time with them, talking about life, and joking around.
Uncle Rich