Category Archives: Portraits

In Samarkand

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2012 He sat in his tiny shop in one of the cells of the ancient madrassa. Exotic instruments lined the walls. He picked one and began to play a classical Uzbek melody. My friend, Torie, and I photographed … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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Perfect Light

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U.S.A. San Diego, CA 2107 We visited the San Diego Wild Animal Park for my birthday celebration. We took a ‘safari’ through the park’s 1,800 acres. It was a lot like an African Safari except animals weren’t hunting each other. … Continue reading

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Barbershops

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Gujarat, India 2009 I caught these two village barbers in a solemn moment. The young one perhaps mulling on his future and the older man remembering the past. When I was in photography class, this type of photo was in … Continue reading

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Enduring Faith

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Moscow 2009 Russia: an elderly woman reads her holy book, her head wrapped in a kerchief, her glasses falling from her face, her worn hands caressing the pages. How many times in her life has she sought consolation and inspiration … Continue reading

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Emulating Bobbie Goodrich

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Gujarat, India 2009 I watched a Topaz Labs tutorial by Bobbie Goodrich in 2011.  I was so impressed that I looked for a photo to practice on and this was it. You can still find that Topaz Tutorial on YouTube if … Continue reading

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Maasai Girl with Jewelry

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Tanzania, 1998 After all these years, her beauty still affects me. What has happened to her, I wonder.

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Portrait of a Mongolian Boy

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On the Steppes of Mongolia 2013 We lived with his family for a few days. The boy was old enough to be a bit shy, unlike his younger sister who used to come into our tent unannounced and sit and … Continue reading

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Knowledge

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A Monastery in Burma 2011 The students ranged in age from four years old to early twenties. The young ones played on the wooden benches while the silent young men hunkered and hunched themselves to laboriously copy the Master’s dictation on papers spread … Continue reading

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Fauve by Topaz

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Gujarat, India 2009 I’ve been trying Topaz Glow software. I wasn’t sure I needed it but I love what it did to this photo. I’d worked on this years ago using Topaz Simplicity to give it a stylized look. Topaz … Continue reading

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