On the way to Art Fest!

On the way to Art Fest! Now I'm about a week late on this, but last week I went to the Grand Rapids Art festival. This is a bit different than art prize, which is later this fall. Art Fest is a combination music festival and art festival it has more performance arts that art prize, or at least that way my point of view....

Natural Photography

Natural Photography After the winter is over and the the temperature has risen from fourty below to well above the range of what I'm comfortable with as far as warmpth I am starting to remember why I love living in northern michigan. We have lush green forests, beautiful lakes and rivers and more critters than you...

Swords and Light

Swords and Light In this article I'm going give you a look into my martial life and explain what exactly this has to do with photography.   See I love samurai Swords. They are elegant, require speed and grace to use, and the most important thing about a sword is the mentality of the user. A sword is a weapon...

Nature Photography

Nature Photography I live in a city know for tourism, or at least as known as a city in michigan can be. This means that we have a large market for art and cultural products, of which I would consider framed photographs to be included. Much of my photography is nontraditional and while I think it will sell well in...

Bully Documentary

Bully Documentary Over the last week or so I've had the oppertunity to work with some kids at one of the local K-12s in the are. I was called in to aid with the creation of this documntary about bullying. The project, which is as yet untitled, is a look at the innter workings and bullying of Suttons Bay Schools....

Journal of light 1

Journal of light 1 My first taste of Photography occurred not too may years ago. I had gotten my first DSLR camera and I was taking a lighting class. I was sent out on an assignment to collect photos for a lighting journal. I think somewhere I still have the bounc copy of it, and If i can find the files i used to...

Bring me closer to the light

Bring me closer to the light You may not know that I'm a martial artist. I study a few different styles, but more than anything I love Japanese Swords. I'm always looking to combine my two. Now photography and martial arts can go together in several ways, however being the experimental perfectionist that I am.... well it's a...

Capturing Life and Love

Capturing Life and Love Photography is all about perspectives. Of course it’s possible to make an argument that photography is about light, and while that is totally scientifically accurate, photography is also an art form. Art is typically a medium of communication, and the way photographers communicate is to show...

Photographing Scope

Photographing Scope   Today was the day that the Mandala was taken down. Sadly I was too busy to photograph the final day but I thought I would share some of the other pictures. One of the things I love most about photography is the fact that you can take an event like this and show the scope of what’s...

Blog 2

Blog 2 There is a Mandala being created in my hometown of Traverse City MI this week. So my posts will likely be about that. A traditional sand mandala is a picture that takes days to create and is made of colored sand. This is traditionally a Tibetan Buddhist art form and is destroyed once it’s...
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