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May 2018

Point of View

Global Warming

The theme for the May juried exhibition at the SFWA gallery is Point of View. I was very happy to have all 3 of my submissions accepted. Above is a sort of fantasical digital rendering of a photograph I took of the Oakland Bay Bridge. I call it Global Warming.

Another Point of ViewTo the left is 'Another Point of View', a photograph I shot at the Guggenheim in New York last year. It could be seen many ways, but I choose to see it as someone looking out on a different world. The sunken non-rectangular window, of course provides its own kind of different point of view. Below is a photograph I took in a Parisian photograph gallery. Art LoversI always find that people in a gallery are as interesting as the artwork, and this was no exception. I call it Art Lovers. All three are printed on archival paper, matted in white and framed in black contemporary 18x24" frames.

In the Print Bin

For the next two months, the following images will be available at the gallery in the unframed print bin. They are matted in white, ready for your own standard 16 x 20" or 18x24" frames:In the Print Bin

You are cordially invited to the opening reception on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30 - 8pm at the SFWA Gallery, 647 Irving Street @ 8th Avenue, San Francisco. I will not be there since I will still be traveling that week, but you will have a great time anyway! If you can't make that, the show will be up until June 2nd - and I'll happily meet you there after my return in mid-May. The gallery is open in the afternoons from Tuesdays through Sundays. Check for opening hours.

New Works in March - out on the streets

A few fun street shots from various Northern California locales:

Valencia Street Valencia Street

"Secrets in the Attic"

Good Old Days
"Good Old Days"

hanging out in a musics tore
"Hanging Out in a Music Store"

Pawn Shop
"Pawn Shop"

And finally, a special date for your June calendar:

After you vote on Election Day, come have a glass of wine at the opening Reception for my 9th Annual Solo Show at the Bay View Boat Club. 6 - 8pm followed by jazz by Don Prell's wonderful Sea Bop band. I hope you will join me there. Get it on your calendar NOW - Tuesday, June 5th, 6 - 8pm + jazz to 10ish. You will, of course, get a reminder though!Rust Scapes

And then there's the Jazz Photos

If you are interested in seeing my jazz photographs, the result of my 12 hour stint photographing the 11 bands at the 7 Mile House's jazz festival last month can be seen online at Scroll down a bit for the visuals. The 'Jazz Wall of Fame' consists of 30 photographs of musicians and bands that I printed and framed and are now 'permanently' on the wall at the 7 Mile House (2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane - live music every night). The rest are 100+ images of Bay Area jazz musicians. have a look and remind yourself of our rich Bay Area Jazz talent!.

The books of course ....

Bay Area Jazz & BluesiciansThe two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians, with a total of 251 local musicians photographed while performing are available on (fastest way to get them) or online at probably a bit cheaper and takes 7 - 10 days to receive them. You can preview some of the pages on either site. If you prefer hand to hand consumerism, they can be purchased at Glen Park's Bird & Beckett Books & Records who just got a new supply, at Noise a really cool record store on Balboa St, San Francisco and The Jazz Conservatory bookstore in Berkeley.

Street SeensAnd never out of date, Street Seens can still be had from It's full of street photography from my jaunts here and there in the world, and it's available in both paper and hard cover versions.

You can preview the whole book HERE. It's only available online - purchase details on the preview page.

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