Fuji Instax sq10

Great little camera - weird looking making it look like a toy.  The secret is that it is a hybrid - digital AND Fuji instant film ( Instax).  You can shoot all day digitally and then decide which ones you want to print out OR you can print as you go for little gifts to your subjects

Or you can download as digital and play with them from there ala

Artist Statements

Artist’s statements are much like this picture.  It is me but……. it’s 19 years old and doesn’t really tell who I am.  That being said my current artist statement is not bad.  I didn’t write it- my wife did.  Originally I told her I didn’t have one and that I thought most were a bunch of words vomited onto the page, so to speak.  Then I started entering exhibitions and the sponsors insist on an artist statement so here ya’ go:


I was 13 when my father taught me my first photographic techniques. Re-invigorated by the love of this hobby we shared, I’ve kept a camera close by since his passing in 1996. Now, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending an hour, day or weekend with a camera in hand. The majority of my photographic body of work can be divided into three categories:  landscapes, still life and ironic images.


Being born in a small prairie town—Simla, CO—instilled in me a deep appreciation for open space, the pace of rural life and a life-long love of clouds.

Still Life

Human hands have arranged most of the objects I like to shoot.

Ironic Images

Unintended humor is all around us. Capturing the unplanned juxtaposition of images, thoughts and people easily amuses me.

I hope you enjoy the images I’ve photographed as much as I’ve enjoyed the experience of shooting them.

THE soundtrack for Kansas

While traveling the back roads of Kansas this album came on.  Perfect backdrop for this trip.  Pat was born in the midwest and is a Leo for anyone that cares.  He’s 10 days older than me so he’s automatically in the Leo Club that I run on the side :)

A week in Kansas and other adventures

Besides going to Manhattan , KS to celebrate my sister-in-law getting her PhD I had a chance to goof around in the state. The photos below were captured on Old Highway 24 - this is the same Highway 24 that is seen here in Colorado and is literally where I was born

Also on Highway 24 is the nearly abandoned Nicodemus, KS (pop. 17) which is the first town settled by freed slaves west of the Mississippi .  They were mostly from Kentucky and sold the idea that Nicodemus was a Garden of Eden.  It was anything but.  They were free and could make of their lives what they wanted to.  This was good enough for them. The National Park Service has an installation telling the story of Nicodemus.  The docents are dependents of the original settlers which makes this so much more salient

The next stop was the Air Museum in Liberal , KS.  Many of the planes were owned by a Texan who donated some 50 or 60 planes.  He flew them to the museum himself.

On the way home I stopped in at Gobblers Knob rest stop which was mostly filled with trucks

Everyone wants to rule the World

Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you acting on your best behavior
Turn your back on Mother Nature
Everybody wants to rule the world It’s my own design
It’s my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most
Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world There’s a room where the light won’t find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do I’ll be right behind you
So glad we’ve almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world I can’t stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you’ll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it?
Everybody wants to rule the world All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

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