The moon sits like a silent eye in the sky observing the earth.

Its phases serve as markers of time.

The lunar eclipse reminds us in dramatic and beautiful ways that there are three of us sharing the heavens; the sun, moon, and earth. 

The physical phases of the moon; new, full, waxing, waning, bright, dark, rising, and sitting all serve as visual poetry about life as seen in the cycles of the moon. The reappearance of the moon every night is a reminder about the passage of time and while each day things change there is reassurance in the constancy of the moon. 

Partial Lunar Eclipse of the Full Moon November 19, 2021, as seen from Sarasota, Florida, rendered in Black and White.
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“Blood Moon” of the Partial Lunar Eclipse November 19, 2021
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Full Moon November 19, 2021 also known as the “beaver moon” and “blood moon”. Observed from Sarasota, Florida.

“The Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist…. When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness.”  D.H. Lawrence, Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence. pt.4, 1930  

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Phases of the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse November 19, 2021.

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“Blood Moon” during the partial lunar eclipse.
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Partial lunar eclipse, black and white print.
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Partial Lunar Eclipse “Beaver Moon” aka “Blood Moon”

Phases of the full moon during the partial lunar eclipse of the Beaver Moon aka a Blood Moon, November 19, 2021

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The area of Sagano Japan has a remarkably beautiful calm and peaceful bamboo grove. There is wonderful sound when the wind blows through the bamboo causing it to knock together. Put that together with the sound of rain and your ready for a peaceful nights rest.

Bamboo grove, Sagano, Japan
Bring some calm into your life
Giant bamboo in a grove, Sagano Japan
Daydream your afternoon away. Perhaps one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Calm and peaceful Japanese landscape

Beautiful peaceful images to bring calm into your living spaces.

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Cedar tree, Mesa Verde, Colorado, Fine Art
Cedar tree, Mesa Verde, Colorado

Time and life’s conditions bring about change. This cedar tree with the markings of wind, rain and snow, deep cold and searing sun shows us that beauty and grace remain even though the cedars stately and grand posture has passed.

Cedar tree, Mesa Verde, Colorado.

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Beauty of Change

Reflection on the beauty and grace to be seen in change.

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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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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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White Rose
White Rose, 40″ x 60″ photographic fine art print.

Mothers day a few years ago I bought a couple dozen white roses for my mother-in-law. I had gotten them from a wholesale supplier I had been using for flowers to photograph in my studio. The white roses were super fresh and flawless. As I looked closely at them appreciating their beauty I saw one that was pure and perfect, not a single blemish. So I took it into the studio and spent most of the day studying and photographing this perfect rose. The image above is of that rose.

A collector in New York city bought an eight foot wide print of this image had it matted and framed in white and placed as the single design element in their dining room.

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White Rose

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Kiva at the Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

This Kiva was a ceremonial space at the Spruce Tree House. It was within the cliff dwellings built around 1190 A.D. by the Pueblo people in the area of the Mesa Verde.

Kiva Spruce Tree House.
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Kiva

Kiva, ceremonial space of Pueblo people’s at Spruce Tree House in the Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

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