My first encounter with the music of My Brightest Diamond was a track on a RED + HOT compilation. 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.
Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, my friend Mark Campbell lost custody of his therapy dog, a cairn terrier named Okra. He later adopted a new therapy dog, Walter, a rescue Pekingese. Walter sat for me last year after Mark asked me to take his portrait. I had […]
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),… Read More …
This is an example of a portrait made using x-ray film and a modified “Rembrandt” lighting setup. I used a
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… Read More …
Norman residents had the opportunity to cast their ballots today during early absentee voting in the municipal election.
I found this cool bowtie on an online auction site — you know the one — and it was just the excuse I needed for another lighting test. […]
My friend Jaime Ladd coördinates an “adventurous diners” group on a popular social media platform; one of the group members
In continuing to learn the ins and outs of my recently acquired Paul C. Buff “Einstein” (model E640) studio strobe, I’m teaching myself to meter flash. My Sekonic L-308S Flashmate exposure meter has 3 measuring modes: Ambient, Auto Reset Cordless Flash, and Cord Flash. For this lighting test, I used the Auto Reset mode, since the […]
I bought a used Paul C. Buff “Einstein” (model E640) studio strobe just before Christmas; the package arrived on New