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Sometimes I wonder, as I think all artists do, why we bother doing what we do. Does anyone really care one way or the other?

Then I see a moment like this. A souvenir of a proud moment for father and son sitting in front of a photo I made a year ago as they’d practiced, framed and part of an important memory for the two of them. I am grateful and humbled to have been permitted to witness and capture this moment for them.

THIS is why I got into photography.

THIS is why I pick up the camera.

 

Hi!

Made some changes to the site layout as part of a reorganizing process. I just found the colors on the old one to be distracting. This is more in line with my preferred photography philosophy (more on that later).

Now here’s a landscape on the way back from Miami (Arizona, not Florida. I KNOW…I had no idea either).

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This little guy came to visit yesterday morning. He’s actually very brave as he often gets closer to the ground and the cats eye him like the flying snack he could be. I’m pleased that s/he, or one of his/her ilk, have regularly come back each year and often swoop down to hover and say hello to me.

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This one continues to be a favorite! Earlier this month I entered a competition at 5th Base Gallery in London. There was 1 winner, 5 finalists, and 14 shortlisted artists. I was one of the 5 finalists with the above image. Woot!

No, not drugs. I’ve never drank, smoked, or shot up anything (except vaccines, but I didn’t do it myself; I’m sure a union would get mad or something).

I’m talking about GURU shots. It’s a site/app where you can enter photos into contest and get validation by people voting on them. Upside: I feel (false?) validation. Downside: one more eater of time. Still, better than Facebook.

Also we spent a few days in L.A. for a film project. We were just extras and backers, but great to see some of the same faces from Star Trek Continues (check it out…now). Got to meet John De Lancie, Michael Forest, and the upcoming and very nice Darren Jacobs.

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I was fortunate enough to be selected as the feature artist for April for Rayner’s UK Cafe (just north of Thunderbird and 51st Ave). Six of my photos from my 2014 U.K. trip will be hanging for sale for the month. Go check them out and make Rayner’s UK Cafe your new morning coffee stop!

And now more cell phone pictures : P

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Thursday March 22 I was fortunate enough to have two of my pieces on display at Blink Gallery in Scottsdale as part of their Art Walk “Worth 1000 Words” theme. This was the first time I had work that was exclusively mine on display in a Scottsdale gallery. If you haven’t been to the galleries at 7077 E. Main St in Scottsdale go check them out. It’s a neat little area with a lot of beautiful work.

(If you’d like to buy either piece contact me at mrpvisionaries@gmail.com).

I’ve been updating the site a little bit today with some new questions, some new galleries, and some new links. I have an exciting announcement I’ll be making tomorrow, and am planning two to four releases this year for some projects I’m finally catching up on. Stay tuned for details!

New series preview!

It’s a series of 7 sunsets I’ll be issuing as a limited run of glass prints. I’ll be doing a pre-sale promo in the near future, so stay tuned!

I’m calling it “Sunset 57.”

Why? Go look at the page : P

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