RGB? CMYK? Funny You Should Ask

A frustrating bout with my inkjet printer led me to exploring the meaning of RGB and CMYK.

Top 5 Things a Writer Learns at a Publishing Conference

There are a few strategies for making the most of any conference you attend, including these five.

How to Talk to a Photographer Like She’s an Artist

Photographers, like painters, present their vision of what they see to the world. Like painters, they're artists. Talk with them about their art the same way.

How I Became An Unintentional Publisher

Being a publisher lets me do what I love to do: write, paint, photograph, read, design, learn, share, repeat.

Wise Words From a Photo God About Another God

Wise Words From a Photo God About Another God.

Photofocus (old site)

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
– Ansel Adams

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When a Polaroid Was Instant Gratification

A 1980 image of three small-town buddies reminds us of a time when a Polaroid was instant gratification, and in some rural Western mountain towns, not much else.

All Decked Out For the Holidays

Vanishing Austin—the ongoing photography series that tries to stay ahead of the wrecking ball—is looking pretty festive this month, at its first appearance at Austin's annual anti-mall, shop small, holiday gift show, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is decidedly aimed at Austinites who believe that to live local, you shop... Continue Reading →

It's often hard for a painter to know when to quit. I'm facing that question today, with the painting I began yesterday. Is it finished? Is there something more to add? And the bubbling undercurrent, always . . .  If I keep painting, will I ruin it? Ahhh, that fear of "ruining it." The words spoken by... Continue Reading →

What’s True

As a child, I was either reading, writing or drawing (or some combination thereof), which is what I still mostly do today. In fact, I made a career of combining these passions—creating and designing magazines, publications, ads, websites, exhibits; writing headlines, blogs, marketing content; now adding photography and painting to the mix, and working on... Continue Reading →

Your Image Is Your Brand

Your image is your brand: what you present is what you become known for. You must guard your image, nurture it and tend to it. Here's how.

Design Is for Function. Looks? A Bonus.

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." —Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist, Apple (1955 - ) Flipboard, meet Steve Jobs. Actually, you already have! You've created a product for Steve's iPad that follows his philosophy that good design is about good functionality ("how it works"), and... Continue Reading →

Endangered Species of Austin unveiled on KXAN

KXAN's Josh Hinkle focused on Capitol Saddlery's oversize boot to showcase my new poster debut, Endangered Species of Austin, drawn from my Vanishing Austin series, in his on-air piece, and an online story that aired in conjunction with the poster-signing reception hosted by Austin FastFrame. ♣ See all 99+ photographs from the Vanishing Austin series HERE, and shop for the Endangered Species of Austin... Continue Reading →

A Rare Treat: An All-Art Issue from Rare Magazine

Featured in the Art issue of Rare this month, my work (including my Vanishing Austin photo series) is in good company with many notable Austin visual and performing artists: Rare Magazine :: August/September 2009 :: Art ♣

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