I haven't looked at this photograph in a long time. Somehow it is even more intriguing than the last time I saw it.

Photography Tip:
This is a good example of depth of field. The foreground is in focus and the background in blurry. You can create this effect by opening up the aperture. It is also called the f-stop. It is the ring on the lens that has numbers sometimes from 1.4 to 22 or more. The lower the number, the objects  further away from what you focus on will be blurry. The above photograph was shot with a f/9 which is fairly high, however in this case the foreground is very sharp and the objects in the background that are very blurred were very far back.

Tomorrow I will post of photograph with a higher f-stop to show the difference.

Remembering Gene Pitney

Got to shoot him at Sunset Studios. He was such a cool guy. Really nice. So many great songs. Tons of touring and connecting with his fans up to the day he died.


2/17/40 - 4/5/06

And he bought me lunch.

This is so cool...


You will see many more photographs I took of Gene Pitney if you buy my book...
Everybody I Shot Is Dead

Frontenac Ave

I almost didn't capture this image because leaning out the door of a car shooting a tire tread in the snow. Not sure what possessed me to sit up and look out the front window but when I saw this I snapped it. I was lucky that the exposure setting worked for this scene, since I only had a couple of seconds to catch the car with the tail lights.

It remains one of my all-time favorites. If it speaks to you, it is available in a 16x20 limited edition of 10, archival numbered and signed print. Or 11x14 open edition archival signed print. Click the photograph for more information or HERE.

HB Michael Georgiades

The Happiest of Birthdays to MG. I love, love, love this guy. This photograph is from the first time I shot him when The Bernie Leadon Michael Georgiades Band were touring with Linda Ronstadt. I met him after their set and we became friends. And still are. I'm talking to him on the phone right now.


Couldn't find any live performance videos but here he is singing...


If you own a copy of STARART, check out the last thank you I gave in the back of the book ;).