New Projects – Rabat, Morocco

I recently completed a three-day-long assignment covering two cities in Morocco and am looking forward to sharing some of the images with you once they have been cleared.   I can’t share the images yet and shouldn’t mention the subject’s name in order to avoid jeopardizing my good fortune, though I will mention that it was an incredible experience and I hope to receive another assignment like this again.  I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me and thank all of the people who came together to make it happen.  You guys are the best.

Here, everything is good pt. II – Tarifa, Spain

V and I recently loaded the Wagon Queen Family Truxter up and headed off to Spain with my family.  We once again based our adventure out of Tarifa, though this time we actually made it out-of-town and managed to explore a bit of Southern Spain. It was beautiful.

Apologies are due – Bouznika, Morocco

Life has a certain way of obliterating any plans to revamp websites and produce portfolios (the kind that elevate one’s middling photography into a stellar form of expression that causes art buyers to quiver in their boots and fight over your oldest edits). That’s just fine with me.

The Padrão Descobrimentos – Lisbon, Portugal. 2013

The Padrão Descobrimentos / Monument to the Discoveries is located on the Lisbon waterfront and  across the street from the Jerónimos Monastery.  The monument is beautiful – one must see it to appreciate its form and aesthetic accomplishment.

The tomb of Luís de Camões, Jerónimos Monastery – Lisbon, Portugal. 2013

A tomb housing the mortal remains of Luís de Camões, the Portuguese poet and chronicler of the Age of Discovery, inside of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal.  The monastery is located across the street from the Belém Tower and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. I recently visited Lisbon and was blown away by the beauty of the city and the warmth of its people.  One week was nowhere near enough time to explore the city and I am looking forward to returning soon.

Yet another new friend in the medina pt. II – Fes, Morocco.

We aren’t silly and we certainly didn’t just fall off of the turnip truck – our furry buddy from the other day was interested in more than just looking cute and purring / chirping at us during lunch.  Specifically, he surely thought that we were his meal ticket to a fancy seafood lunch. Barring a fresh seafood lunch, he may have settled for a squab pastilla…or just the main ingredient.

Yet another new friend in the medina – Fes, Morocco.

Hamsa – Fes, Morocco. 2013

Another quick one from New Jersey – Lonely Zappa at Jack’s Music Shoppe, Red Bank, NJ

Yet another quick one from New Jersey, also made with the new Sigma 35mm 1.4.  Frank Zappa looking on from the racks of a great independent music store, Jack’s Music Shoppe of Red Bank, NJ. Independent music stores don’t have any easy time out there.  If you care about independent or local music, separate yourself from Amazon for a few minutes and stop in to one of the surviving indies out there.  If you find yourself in Red Bank, swing by Jack’s and check out the selection – the curated section is great.  After hitting up Jack’s, swing by Jay…

A quick one from Josh’s house – playing with the new Sigma 35mm 1.4, New Jersey

A recent visit to B&H camera in NYC resulted in me adding a new lens to my kit – the much hyped and eagerly-awaited Sigma 35mm 1.4 in a Canon mount.  The early reviews were all positive and fueled a rough bout of “GAS” (gear acquisition syndrome, for the blessedly ill-informed).  Would it meet the hoopla?  Would I dump all of my Canon glass and go Sigma all-in?  I bought the lens a few weeks ago and have been playing with it since. While visiting my friend Josh / Bullet Tooth / Trustkill (RIP), I saw an opportunity to make…