Category Archives: Portfolios

Commercial Photography

From 1977 to 1984 I operated a commercial photography studio on Sunset Boulevard and Hudson. My clients included Max Factor, Vivian Woodard, and Merle Norman cosmetics; IBM; Teledyne/Inet; Wham-O Toys; Ohrbach’s Department Store; and ad agencies.Although I closed the studio in 1984 I have continued to do commercial assignments as they materialize, though on a […]

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Diana Nudes

In 1983 I purchased a plastic camera from Hollywood Magic on Hollywood Boulevard, about six blocks from my commercial studio on Sunset Boulevard. On a whim I took it with me to that years annual Nude at Big Sur workshop and ran a few rolls through it. The image “Flame & Kimono” was on the […]

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Architecture

While operating a commercial studio in Hollywood I began to pick up architecture clients. I soon found that I enjoyed photographing architecture as much as fashion, glamor, and tabletops. The added benefit was that I was no longer tied to a studio. Instead I could be outside and travel the west coast on client projects. […]

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The Nude at Big Sur

From 1979 to 2005 I led the longest running annual workshop on photographing the nude in nature. The workshop took place on beaches and forests of Big Sur, California. Many of the areas were those used by photographer Wynn Bullock.The images in this portfolio were created in Big Sur during that period, both during and […]

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Father/sons project

For this project I requested the Fathers to bring their sons dressed however they wished to be photographed. I then created a defined empty space with no chairs or other props. I asked each Father to step into the space with his son(s) and to stand, sit, or interact in any way he felt appropriate. Even […]

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Christos Lounge

Christo’s Lounge in Salem, Ore. is an intimate venue that features jazz, blues, and a variety of eclectic music.The lounge was established in 2011 by Mike and Lisa Learn, who own Christo’s, the Italian Restaurant next door. Before it became Christo’s Lounge it began as a space for alternative music called “The Space,” owned by […]

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Mothers/daughters project

Many years ago I noticed that it was often possible to tell a biological mother and daughter by the similarity in their eyebrows. Eventually I became curious if it would be possible to see the daughters face in the face of the mother.For this project I wanted daughters who were old enough to have formed […]

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Cuba Portfolio

My first trip to Cuba was in February 2001. I spent  a month exploring the island. During that time I was asked to give a presentation to the photography and journalism students at the University of Havana.  I became friends with teachers in the journalism department and they invited me to return with students of […]

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