Category: books

June 5 – HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

Journeys Through Darkness Capturing the AIDS epidemic in pictures and words Today is June 5, HIV long-term survivors day. Today, June 5, 2018, the AIDS epidemic (pandemic) turns 37. Some 37 years ago, on or around June 5, 1981, I was experiencing the magical white nights in a city now known as Saint Petersburg. I ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients–wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking…the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don’t usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there’s something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

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Mother Nature and Our Self-Portraits: The Brocken Spectre

A Different Kind of Self-Portrait: Mother Nature and Brocken Spectre, aka Brockengespenst or the Ghost of Brocken Nowadays we live in a world of selfies. But Mother Nature, amazing as She always is, offers us a new kind of self-portrait…the image of our shadow surrounded by a rainbow, an optical illusion known as the Brocken ...

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No Boundaries: On the Set of Ron B’s Show

On the set of Ron B’s show, No Boundaries: Up Close and Personal, at MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network)   “Just call me Ron B,” the out trans actor, activist and Tina Turner impersonator once told me, back in 2008, when I first interviewed her after meeting her at a World AIDS Day 2007 event. Who’s ...

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Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour So here I am, sharing another post as part of the Spanish Bay book tour. I’d like to start with how I actually got to read Hans Hirschi’s novels. As I might have mentioned in a previous post, it all started with The Fallen Angels of ...

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi. Book cover.

Spanish Bay, by Hans Hirschi – A Book Tour

Spanish Bay – A Book Tour – An excerpt from Hans Hirschi’s new novel I have to start by saying that I haven’t been part of too many book tours, virtual or otherwise, so I look forward to the experience. I met author Hans Hirschi by chance, when I got the opportunity to read, and ...