Wednesday, June 13, 2007


It strikes me as opportunistic to wake up one day walk around and have a beautiful picture present itself. I have never really constructed a scene, or made a scene with specific intent. Yet when I go walk around with no intent, just a camera by my side I am rarely without a picture I do not truly enjoy. Taking chances, searching for shots, missing as many as I take is all a part of the process. I suppose that is how I enjoy digital as much as film, it is about the way I see the world and not how I process that vision.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Early On

Being a yearbook photographer and editor prior to the days of digital photography always held a certain conection to the material that I never imagined would be replaced. After highschool photography had dropped low on my list hobbies, or even fleeting interests for a period of time. A few years later I was given a point and shoot camera. I looked at it as a friend picture taker and not much more. Until I took this shot. Taken in Telluride, Colorado it brought photography back into my heart and hobbies since.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Beyond looking closely at what is around me to find hidden beauty, I find myself constantly searching for color. The rows of tan and brown houses put me at a loss, why conformity over color. I enjoy the crazy neighbor who paints there house pink, yellow, or that weird blue that always seems like a little to much. But, color makes the day. We should take advantage of those moments of gaudy expression, then small moments of color can be enjoyed by those who may not have been looking. Thanks, Jon

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Leaves of Grass

A reminder that even a a few blades of grass can hold beauty for any person that takes the time to look. Viewing this as a classic amuetur photographer's picture, it still captures me. Though still a moderately zoom shot, I thought I would add a bit of bright greens and dark blues with yellow as a brilliant moderator in the shot. The unfocused/focused contrast always excites me, and I hope it excites you as well. Thanks, Jon

Friday, June 8, 2007


Having fun with a macro zoom is certainly a favorite of mine. And probably a favorite form many other photographers as well. This wasn't my choice of shot at first, but it is much simplier with a wider focus than the others in the series. In case your wondering, it is the motor that drives a 3.5" floppy disk drive. And if you need more explaining, you should spend more time with computer people.

Iron Horse Hotel

This picture was taken today while exploring Walker's Point in Milwaukee, WI. I suppose it gave a combination of feelings that when well in my mind. The contrast between the wood, the metal grating, and the reflection combined to add many elements to this photo and still keep it from being 'busy'. The focus while I was shooting was to get the reflection, but looking at it now I think the wood and stained window make this picture.
Thanks for looking,