Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard

A jazz institution. Anything Bill Evans recorded here with his famed trio in the early 1960s is worth owning. Waltz for Debby or any of the other albums created from those sessions are some of the best jazz piano trio performances ever recorded. The next rainy day you...
It Was Sunny One Day Last Week

It Was Sunny One Day Last Week

In between storms and smoggy days, the sun peaked out as I was driving home one afternoon. I pulled over and grabbed this shot. This isn’t the best shot in terms of technique, but I love the light. The ethereal flares look almost like a frame from a movie. * * *...
Brutally Cold

Brutally Cold

The ice storm that hit Utah yesterday was crazy. I had to walk down a hill in order to catch a train to see the Rev. Jesse Jackson speak at the University of Utah and it was the best core body workout I’ve had in a couple of years. Nobody had put down ice...
Darkness on the Edge of Town

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Taken a few days after the big snowstorms and as the cold settled in. In years past, the local weather reporters would describe the smog using words like “haze”, “fog” (personal favorite), “gunk” or “bad air”. There has...
Paul Jacobsen of The Lower Lights at Sound Check

Paul Jacobsen of The Lower Lights at Sound Check

The light was pretty harsh for most of the sound check, but I managed to get this shot that wasn’t too orange or blown out. You can learn more about Jacobsen and his other project, Paul Jacobsen and The Madison Arm on their Facebook page and hear some of their...
Losing Focus

Losing Focus

A nice, paradoxical companion to the previous post. But this isn’t quite so literally about me. It’s literally about the photo. Share...
Bare

Bare

Setting sun, bare trees and snow on the ground. Winter is almost here. I’m not filled with dread this year. I want to ride. Share...
Bugs

Bugs

Yes, those are tiny tiny tiny bugs on the leaves. It’s barren tree season and I am grabbing plenty of images (see next post), making an attempt once more to capture the colder temperatures and melancholy that accompanies winter in the United States. * * * In...