This mission church is one of the oldest churches in America dedicated to San Francisco de Asis. It is an outstanding example of adobe mission architecture. Constructed between 1813 & 1815. Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

The clean lines and earthen materials make it a kindered spirit to modern architecture from the Sarasota School of Architecture. They both integrate the outdoor environment with the architecture using simple materials and clean lines in the design.

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Adobe Architecture

Adobe mission church San Francisco de Assis, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

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architecture, sprial staircase, shaker village, pleasant hill, kentucky
Spiral staircase, Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

Spiral cherry wood staircase, one of a twin. Designed by Michajah Burnett for the Trustee’s house at the Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

I was commissioned by Nikon to use all their lenses to show each to it’s full creative and technical performance. The 8mm fisheye lens proved to be a challenge because it drew so much attention to the technical characteristic of the circular format. I felt it easily took away from the engaging aesthetics of the subject. That all changed when I came upon this magnificent spiral cherry wood staircase. There was a match between the way the concept of the spiral was formed within the staircase and the format of the fisheye lens. This image is the result.

The image is part of a collection of images I’ve curated illustrating my signature style.

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Spiral Staircase

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Great Pyramid, Giza Egypt, Black and White Photograph
A visitor to the great pyramid at Giza in Egypt

The single person descending the Great Pyramid at Giza illustrates how large the pyramid is and how small in the scheme of life we are.

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The Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt

A person descending the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt.

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Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

While researching for my book The Soul of Kazakhstan in the New York public library, I came across a letter Natalya Sedova, Leon Trotsky’s wife, wrote home while exiled in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She exclaimed about the beauty of a late spring snow blanketing the tulips. I remember thinking, what a remarkable image, I’d love to see that. As good fortune would have it, my apartment was across from where the Trotskys lived. On a spring day in April, I was treated to the same beautiful sight.

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Tulips in the snow

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Approaching storm over the sawgrass in the Everglades. Shown here this print is 72″ wide by 48″ high
Everglades, Water, Golden-hour, Nature, Art, Photography, Photographic-Art
Approaching storm at sunset along a canal in the Florida Everglades.

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Everglades Sawgrass

Approaching storm at sunset over the sawgrass of the Everglades.

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