Saturday, June 20, 2009

Upon returning from Istanbul for a public health congress, a copy of the May Royal Photographic Society Journal was on my desk. I had met the publisher of the Journal in Arles, France at the Recontres d'Arles during portfolio reviews. The cover was my first stage 'Day for Night' photopolymer gravure. The article and cover can be seen at:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Working Digital with Platinum

I have been taking a digital photography class at Pima College. In one of the first projects I did was scan an 11x14 platinum print of a telescope I had photographed in 1997 and then again in 2003, and used the ability to de-saturate color from a portion of the building. It changed the look, and impact.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Its January 19th, and Barack Obama will be inaugurated tomorrow as the 44th president of the

United States. The days preceding have been filled with hundreds of thousand persons between the Lincoln Monument and the Capital.

In 1999 I photographed a number of memorial areas around Washington DC. I had use of my tripods inside these monolith structures, whereas after 2001, this access ceased for large format photographers like me.

This is a 5 second exposure of Lincolns statue. School children were congregated in front of me.

I also photographed inside the Jefferson Memorial, with my friend Medhat Alattar reading from the opposite wall. Also 5 second exposure.
Restoration materials are visible in tops of columns. All was being restored for the 2000 year celebration.