Dos & Don’ts

Dos & Don’ts

...of freelance-client relationships Ah, the small things in life.... This past weekend I read a book just to give my mind a break, no strings attached. I needed it for my sanity, and it allowed me the time to rethink my to-do and to-don't lists for the near and not-so-near future. That, in turn, helped [...]

Ask an Author

Ask an Author

Over the years I've had the chance to interview and photograph amazing individuals, including writers and authors, award-winning authors, too. As photographers, as visual storytellers ourselves, we can learn a lot from them about painting with words and the art of storytelling itself. Here are a few examples of author interviews as well as book [...]

Abys Among Us

Abys Among Us

In this special post, award-winning author T.J. Banks talks about her new book, rescue cats, Halloween and COVID-19 Almost twenty years ago I had a chance to read and review Souleiado, a time-travel novel by T.J. Banks. I'm not into reading time-travel stories, but Souleiado is not your usual time-travel story, but rather a profound, [...]

The Shadow Diaries

The Shadow Diaries

In this special post and with the help of author Joseph Pittman, Shadow, the Greyador rescue dog, shares stories from his new book, THE SHADOW DIARIES It's mid-September and this pandemic is still not over, and it seems that it will be with us for a long while. So, in an attempt to brighten our [...]

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Authors and Their Books Over the years, while covering the LGBTQ+ community, I've had the chance to meet authors, artists, actors and activists whose stories have changed my life for the better. After all, stories do have that kind of power. Stories and storytelling first bring to mind writers and authors. What I find fascinating [...]

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season It's that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. So, here are a few gift ideas for those interested in reading, writing and photography...and not only. Some of my favorite things: After Silence, an award-nominated book by ACT UP activist and artist Avram Finkelstein The [...]

June 5 – HIV Longterm Survivors Awareness Day

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 [...]

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Note to self, at the beginning of the New Year A couple of years ago I was at an event at Symposia bookstore, in Hoboken, New Jersey. By the way, thanks to its dedicated manager, Carmen Rusu, Symposia is the place to be while in Hoboken. A block away from the waterfront, Symposia offers an [...]

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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, [...]