Photography and travel both encourage us to see the world around us in fresh, new ways. It’s with that inspiration that Think Tank’s award-winning design team has created the all-new Retrospective Travel Series. Featuring a Weekender, Tote, Laundry Bag, Organizer Pouches, and a trackable Luggage Tag, the series is handcrafted from a timeless stone-washed cotton […]
Blight is a disease that hurts plants and makes their leaves wither. It can also affect neighborhoods. According to Vocabulary.com, Urban blight refers to a part of the city where things are falling apart. Banning certainly seems to have its share of blight, with all the vacant lots mixed with dilapidated residences and shuttered storefronts […]
With summer’s heat behind us, and the arrival of the cooler days of autumn, this Liquidambar tree around the corner from my house has become a kaleidoscope of color. I couldn’t resist making a few pictures, as the leaves change from green to red, orange & yellow.
Recently I borrowed a copy of “The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes,” from my local library. The theme of the book reminded me of my college art history classes and stories about the influence of Zen philosophy on the photography of Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White and especially the abstract focus […]
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They’re back. A few weeks ago I started seeing this momma bobcat climb over the fence and stroll through my yard to reach the golf course and open fields beyond. Often she would return a short time later with a squirrel or a rabbit in her mouth and hop over the fence to the overgrown […]
After a protracted battle, Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” statue has been installed in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Some objected to the placement, thinking the 26-foot-tall aluminum and steel sculpture, depicting a scene from the 1955 comedy, “The Seven-Year Itch,” appears to be flashing the museum to the rear, and a misogynistic objectification […]
En route to Palm Springs earlier this week, I stumbled on a fire at a homeless encampment at the east end of town. From the I-10 freeway I noticed thick black smoke wafting over the downtown area. I exited at Hargrave Street and found the fire was just a block away. I had a camera […]