For Livingston Taylor Music Is All About Relationship

I had the pleasure of working with this gentleman a few years ago on Nantucket. Very nice guy. Good times  

On a recent Saturday, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor was stuck in an airport in San Francisco. His flight to Hawaii, where he would perform on tour for his new album Safe Home, was delayed.

But Mr. Taylor was not discouraged. “I hear kids playing and somebody making a latte at Peet’s Coffee,” he said by phone from the terminal. “There’s a symphony of sounds coming through on the whine of a jet engine or the groans of people being told their planes are delayed. The great stuff demands your attention wh

Read story at:  The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News | For Livingston Taylor Music Is All About Relationship

Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize

South African photographer Guy Tillim was appointed  winner of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson  2017 Prize. Born in Johannesburg in 1962, Guy Tillim discovered photography in 1986 and worked for four years with the collective Afrapix. As an independent photographer, he leads missions in Africa for Reuters and AFP. In 2002, he received the SCAM Roger Pic Award. In 2006, he was the first recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship Award from the Harvard Museum of Photography.

Read more: Guy Tillim Wins HCB 2017 Prize – The Eye of Photography

Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis 

The photographers on LIFE Magazine’s staff did it all, taking on assignments wide and varied without a blink of the eye. John Dominis was no exception. He joined LIFE as a staff photographer in 1950 and would go on to shoot some of the biggest stars of the era — Steve McQueen, Frank Sinatra and Robert Redford to name a few. He also shot one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: Tommie Smith and John Carlos giving the black power salute at the Olympics in Mexico.

Read article at: Wildlife Photography Without a Telephoto Lens: John Dominis |


So, I finally bit the bullet and got some of my photos up at Smugmug.  Not sure what will come of it as I’m really just looking for an online source to offer prints people have sometimes requested.  Seems as though Smugmug has lots of products available to order photographs / art on, but I’m not sure how I feel about all of them.  In other words – I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll get there!  LOL

As of now you can definitely get prints at my galleries – so far I have some photos available from Alaska, my ferry trip through the Inland Passage as well as a few from my short time here at the Jersey Shore.

Take a peek if you like & let me know what you think!

You can find all my galleries here at SmugMug 

How Harry Potter changed the world

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, a small children’s press in the UK took a chance on a work of children’s fiction by a debut author — an unknown single mom who’d first gotten the idea for her story while stuck on a train seven years earlier.

That author was J.K. Rowling. And her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — published in the US a year later as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — would go on to change the world.

Read article at Vox:  How Harry Potter changed the world – Vox

The Apprehension Engine: An Instrument Designed to Play the Music of Nightmares 

Movie composer Mark Korven wanted to craft the perfect sounds for horror movies, but the instruments he needed didn’t exist, and he was tired of using the same digital samples. To produce the original effects needed for evoking breathtaking moments of suspension, he teamed up with guitar maker Tony Duggan-Smith to craft an original instrument that would better aid in manufacturing fear. The Apprehension Engine is that tool, a mechanism built with several bowed metal rulers, spring reverbs, a few long metal rods, and other attachments that allow for spooky interludes and effects.

Cool – but how do you head-bang to it? 🙂

Read full article at :  The Apprehension Engine: An Instrument Designed to Play the Music of Nightmares | Colossal