Saturday, October 9, 2010

Norhtern Cascades and San Juan Islands, Washington State

I am in a hotel airport waiting for my flight back to NY after a wonderful time shooting the San Juans and Northern Cascades... more to come from this amazing journey.

Here is a photo from the Casscade Pass Sahale Arm hike on a clear, dry day.

An early morning shoot somewhere from the side of the long and winding road.

I also had the opportunity to head out on a boat from Orcas Island, whale watching and I watched a pod of Orchas for an hour or so making their way thrrough Canadian waters. What overwhelming beauty and awe inspiring calm one feels just hearing them breathe.

These two was taken from Orcas Island around dusk:


The Bull Run Inn, Marblemount, WA. Last little hikers hotel before the pass.

Ferry from Anacortes


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Sunday, March 21, 2010


Today my wonderful friend Chantal Kaftan took me to see a dear friend of hers. Chantal is a professional designer with a natural gift for staging, decorating, and organizing people's spaces; she regularly goes to Michele DeSantene's home on the upper west side where she organizes the many treasures, and creates a functional, open space for this beautiful woman. I was lucky enough to come along today. I was immersed in the vibe and space, and Michele was happy to have me create my own bit of art in her little sanctuary. As my friend Daniel Nyohaku Soergel (flautist) put it: "My word for it is "poetic space" meaning somewhere between reality, fantasy, and life- a place where being and art making seem indistinguishable."I start with a photo of the vase that Picasso gave to Michele as a gift:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


A couple of shots from my car...

Madison Avenue and 60th St. New York, NY. Feb. 2010