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Apr
11

I would love to say that this is just a result of my lighting and photoshopping skill – but seriously . . .

Sometimes youth, genetics, dedication, and hard work just piss me off.

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Jan
11

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Oct
10

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Jul
10

Young people – making their mark on the world

09
May
10

I am wrapping up my time with a group of newly published young authors and artists. Among them, brilliant minds, creative spirits, open hearts, and my renewed hope in the future. I admire their willingness to take the risk and explore.

A few of the portraits from this year’s collection. More as they are completed.

”Come to the edge,’ He said. They said, ‘We are afraid.’ ‘Come to the edge,’ He said. They came. He pushed them…and they flew.”

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Feb
10

A very smart friend once told me: “If you set youth as your goal, it is a sure bet that you will never achieve it.”  I decided a long time ago not to chase that train, Instead I have vowed simply to avoid mirrors and photographs of myself and live from the inside out.

Although I wouldn’t change a second of my life or experience, there is much to be seen, admired, and yes, perhaps even envied, in the beautiful faces of those who still live in a world of hope and make believe.

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01
Nov
09

and the changes keep on coming

a while back I posted some photos of kids that I had photographed years ago, and added an updated photo of those same “kids” as adults.

A fascinating comparison – to see the early and the current.

I had a visitor this week. A young man who once, at the age of 13,  was a student of mine.  I remember with absolute clarity his infectious and brilliant smile – which began and sparkled in his eyes. I used to joke that he was incapable of “not smiling”   . . . which simply used to make him smile.

We used to talk of books, travel, and what the future might hold.  As goes the course of time and the lives of youth, he moved on and life continued. I saw him less and less.

Years have passed. This week he returned home for a fifteen day R&R from Iraq.

The voice is similar, the eyes are the same, and on occasion, the smile appears. Somehow, and I guess not surprisingly, it seems less immediate and a bit more guarded. –   clearly  he is no longer a little boy.

An amazing young man. A hero.

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22
Oct
09

An awesome Evening

Earlier this week I was asked to photograph a charity event to benefit music programs in LA public schools – Music, photography, and kids. I’m in.

An evening spent with Johnny Mathis, Patti Austin, and Gordon Goodwin. Amazing.

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Sep
09

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