Craft Beer in Dallas, Tx

I’ve been a fan of craft beer for years now. Dallas FINALLY has some delicious local brews available for my drinking pleasure.

Here’s a few- there are many others I look forward to shooting soon…

Ahhhhhhhh. Time for a beer.

Community Beer Company's Mosaic IPA

Community Beer Company’s “Mosaic IPA”


Lakewood Brewing Company's Rock Ryder

Lakewood Brewing Company’s “Rock Ryder”

Lakewood Brewing Company's The Temptress

Lakewood Brewing Company’s “The Temptress”


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Cyndi Long for Ylang23 in T Magazine (NYTimes Fashion Mag)


Ylang23 always has some interesting and high-quality jewelry for me to shoot.

From the Sunday, August 24th issue of New York Times “T” Magazine:ylang23-TMagazine-2014_08_24

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Photo History- Harold Edgerton

Harold Edgerton isn’t a household name, but it should be. If you’ve ever used a flash with a camera (even the one in your phone,) you should take a moment to read this article and thank the man that helped illuminate that plate of food or party pic you just posted to Facebook.


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iPhone App Makes You Wait An Hour For Your Photos

I’m guessing that most photographers born after 1990 won’t understand why this app would even exist (and be especially confused by my nostalgic smile when I learned that it does.)

A very valuable tool I learned in college was the practice of “pre-visualization.” Basically, the idea was to learn to “see” in B&W, and also slow the process down, allowing yourself to make more purposeful compositions and lighting choices. You took good notes, so you could learn from mistakes after hand-processing your film. If you could afford it (rough as a student, but MUCH easier as a paid professional with a budget,) you could use Polaroid film to proof your work before processing. You would then cross your fingers that nothing would go wrong in the darkroom!

With the popularity of digital-see-what-you-got-immediately cameras, I’ve wondered how students could learn the old processes, or if they even NEED to learn them. (I suggest taping over the viewing screen to force students to learn to think before shooting.)

This new app from Nevercenter Labs will force you to wait one hour before seeing your pic. Not nearly as long as the good ol’ days, but it still takes me back to a magical time in my photography career.

Here’s a great review-



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Vik Muniz Uses The Camera I Want To Use Sooooo Bad!

This is super cool. Vik Muniz etched a castle into a grain of sand. Jimi Hendrix would be so proud….

©Vik Muniz

(Good BTS video, too)

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Another Great Use Of Drones

This footage looks like a super-wide-angle lens, but actually, it’s 7 GoPros giving a 360degree view.
Be sure to watch the final result (music video) at the end of Gizmodo’s post before the BTS video.

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Dirty Car Art- This Needs To Catch On!

Way better than “WASH ME!”

Dirty Car Artist Scott Wade

Dirty Car Artist Tamara Navarro


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Visiting Another Time Through Matchbooks, Part 1

I’m super excited to explore my Grandfather’s childhood matchbook collection over the next few days. I’ll post some of the better ones here, so please stay tuned.

My Grandfather's Childhood Matchbook Collection

My Grandfather’s Childhood Matchbook Collection

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Our Moon, The Art Gallery

I can’t believe I never learned about this in any of my art (or science!) classes.

This is an incredible story of a sculpture that was placed on our Lunar surface, many moons (pun intended) ago…

“Fallen Astronaut” by Paul van Hoeydonck (Waddell Gallery)

“The Fallen Astronaut” with Commemorative Plaque (NASA)


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Photographs NOT Taken

A list of photographs NOT taken. Sounds strange, I know, but think about it for a sec…..

Imagine all of the moments that you’ve experienced over the course of your life that you either chose to not photograph (to REALLY experience it,) or that you didn’t have a camera with you, but you wish you did.  I have several instances of both scenarios in between all of the photos that I DID take.

Photographer Michael David Murphy decided to start writing these moments down- in great detail. Reading these really give a sense of what the photograph would have/could have been.  I’d love to see this project expanded to have similar writings about photos that WERE taken, just to see if what you imagine it to be vs. what it really is.

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