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The image above is the cover of my new book. After two years shooting in Huntington Beach, I will finish early this summer when the layout of photographs for the book begins. I have covered most of the lifestyles within the city but plan to include another 12 photograp...

This is a Walker Evans photograph taken in the winter of 1938 as he rode the New York subways.Take some time to read the text, if you can, as I believe the work of this photographer and his friend the great american writer, James Agee can help us deal with the America...

John Baldessari, an artist/painter and educator has given us some helpful advice with this painting and if you stick to these simple rules you will enhance your chances of making a living from selling your work.

About a year ago I started thinking about flying to Charleston, S.C. to see the eclipse pass over the city and fly out over the Atlantic Ocean. As I began to look into the project I learned that hotels in the area started booking out in 2009. There went my three for on...

Bikini Contest, Orange County, California: First, second and third place winners.

So, you're twenty, thirty, maybe forty years old and you hear the old folks talking about the "Good Old Days".

You think, yeah, they're always talking about the good old days.

But what if it was that rare time in America when our hopes and dreams could actually be realiz...

I took this photograph in Beijing, China a few years ago and I saw it again on the news last week. Everything looked exactly as it did when I was there. The buildings, fences, signs, etc. are centered, lined up, controlled. Behind me were several hundred people scurryi...

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