My father’s camera

My Father's Camera

My father served in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe. This little Zeiss Ikon was the camera he used to record his everyday life over there and I have a box of prints that give me a glimpse of that life. My father is gone now but this camera and those prints act like a wormhole on that significant time in the history of his world and of our world.

Note: This was originally posted in 2006 on my old site, one of my earlier posts.

Chain link bokeh


My flickr contact Nico van Malssen took this shallow depth of field image of some random branches and leaves and the blur of the chain link fence in the background makes it an amazing shot. No doubt his Leica M8 and fast 50mm lens helped but this shot was also set up right to begin with and while the quality of the bokeh might not be as good with another camera and lens, it would still be interesting.

Post at the end of Wilshire Boulevard

Post at the end of Wilshire Boulevard

Originally posted at my old site on January 25, 2008.

Santa Monica, California. I’m shooting east up Wilshire catching a wooden post and rope railing with cars behind. There are four serious photographers to my left wondering why my back is to the Pacific Ocean with an incredible sunset happening and what I’m seeing in this wooden post.

When I left two of them came over to inspect the post.