Large Format Photography

My Brightest Diamond at Guestroom Records (OKIE-X Outtakes & Gallery)

My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT com­pi­la­tion.ï»ż During the sum­mer break, my neighbor’s teenage daugh­ter and her friend used to hang out in my liv­ing room and spin CDs on my hi-fi. One day she brought over Dark Was the Night, the fif­teenth entry in the RED + HOT series.

Tim Easton: Exposition Interview & Gallery

I drove to Okemah in early December to see folk singer and song­writer Tim Easton. Easton was on the first leg of a multi-city record­ing ses­sion for his new album Exposition. After we had lunch at the Hen House CafĂ© I took some pic­tures of him work­ing in his makeshift

Trekking thru the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge with a 4×5 Field Camera

Last Sunday I drove out to the Lawton area with cus­tom leather­worker and hik­ing enthu­si­ast Michael Parham. Our goal was to pho­to­graph the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, and espe­cially the rock for­ma­tion called Crab Eyes, with a large for­mat camera. [
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Paige S. Wilson, Photographer

Paige S. Wilson recently dropped by Mercury Photo Bureau for a facil­i­ties tour. We traded places behind the cam­era as I made her por­trait, and she made mine. Wilson was in born Los Angeles and raised in Oklahoma City. After tak­ing a pho­tog­ra­phy class at Harding Charter Preparatory High School, she enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO),
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Claude “The Master” Butler

met Claude Butler when he 1st moved to Norman in 1987. He had an arrange­ment with the man­age­ment at Sooner Fashion Mall (now called “Sooner Mall”) in which they let him set up a shoeshine stand rent-free near the mall’s cen­ter court. That arrange­ment ended in 1990 when some cor­po­rate bean-coun­ters got wind of it and
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