Lester Cannon: On Nude Portraiture (NSFW)

I’ve been a big fan of Lester Cannon and enjoy his nudes. Take a look at his take on the subject matter here.

Lester Cannon

Posted in Nude Photography

Through The Infirmary #17

Since the hospital had long since run out of high intensity lamps for the operating theater, this is what was used when operating on a patient… apparently it is quite dark inside a human! From the upcoming Through The Infirmary project.


Infirmary #17

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Botanica Obscura Plywerk On Sale!

Just in time for Christmas. I’ve shown my Botanica Obscura series at three different gallery shows and have sold a bunch, but I have some left over stock that I’d like to move. So, until December 15th, take a 20% discount for a price of $192 (plus shipping). See the gallery below to see which are available.

Photo Of Botanica Obscura Print On Plywerk Panel

Botanica Obscura Print On Plywerk Bamboo Panel

These are all face mounted on 3/4″ Plywerk Bamboo panels, have a hand finished edge, and are UV coated. They come with hanging wires and wall bumpers already attached—a really cool presentation.

And don’t fret—If I’m sold out, I can always make you another piece on a 16×16″ panel (I’ll have to order other panel sizes if a different size is desired).

Photo Botanica Obscura in client's home

Botanica Obscura Prints In Standard Frames—Also Available. This Is In A Client’s Home In Brooklyn.

Thanks for looking!

Posted in Black and White Photography, Home Decor Tagged |

Writing To A Photograph: Threshold

Another image from my friend Jade in Japan. My writing to this photograph below.

Photo of Threshold


Every day. I get on the subway, but I can’t get off at that stop. The door opens, but I can’t move—a wall, a chainlink fence, barbed wire. Yeah, it’s in my mind; no, it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference. Around the loop I go and get back off at the subway station near my home. Tomorrow. I’ll try again tomorrow.

Posted in Writing To A Photograph

New Project: Writing To A Photograph: Desire

My friend Jade is living in Japan and teaching English, we met in Laos. She came up with a great idea: we swap photographs and write about them—no specific form, it can be a poem, essay, etc. I minored in writing in college, but visual arts took over after that and I consider myself quite rusty with words. So, this will be a good exercise to get those writing skills back up to snuff. This project may go on for years, it may only be an occasional post, It’s basically an experiment. So, without further ado, here is the first image she sent and my short essay below.

Photo Of Desire


I’m old, but that feeling never quite goes away. It starts in my groin and then the heat travels up and fills my body. When I was young, it happened in seconds, an intense burning—an intense desire. At points I wished I had a switch that would just turn it off, turn it down even. It was all encompassing. I’ve moved states because of it, I’ve gotten in fights because of it (oh, just a little blood), and I’ve made bad decisions because of it. As I’ve gotten older, it has mellowed, it’s not so sharp-edged and jagged. It doesn’t affect my mind as strongly as it once did. I don’t mean to denigrate it, but I do appreciate the level that it is at now—warmer and rounder, and slower and tempered. It no longer makes me push, run hard through things, twist until I’m ready to burst. Desire. I don’t regret my past with her now, but I do appreciate that now it is a slow dance with her, a caress, a brushing of lips on her skin.


Posted in New Project, Writing To A Photograph