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 [...]

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

Photographing LGBTQ+ Activists

On art and activism, collectives and community responses “[...] Everything about political and social engagement is a part of a process of collaboration,” artist, activist and author Avram Finkelstein once told me during an interview for A&U Magazine . "That’s what communities and community responses are. That’s what activism is. Activism is a community response [...]

Hand Portraits – Revisited

Hand Portraits – Revisited

On the Renewed Significance and Symbolism of Photographing Hands--Hand Portraits and Gestures--in a Time of Covid-19 Months ago I started working on a new hand portrait series. At the time, I had more of an activism purpose in mind for this particular body of work. But then Covid-19 happened and it slightly started to reshape [...]

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 – First Impressions

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 for Nikon - First Impressions My very first prime lens was a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, but, as a portrait photographer I've always wanted a prime f/1.4 lens. And so this past year, I spent months researching, considering and reconsidering my options. While there're several prime f/1.4 lenses ideal for portrait photography, [...]

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Dark Angel Image

Kurt Weston: The Making of the Dark Angel Image

REMEMBER: An AIDS Memorial Retrospective - A Closer Look at Some of the Images Included in Kurt Weston's Show Dark Angel One of my favorite photographs by Kurt Weston is Dark Angel. The image is also included in Kurt Weston's show, Remember: An AIDS Retrospective, running at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art from [...]