Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Colors

Nick and I went up to VT last weekend and bathed in the orange glow at the house. Played with my chainsaw, lawnmower and camera. Happy man. Here's a composite shot of two images taken at sunset from the back deck. One of the mountainside and one of the sky, merged to form a shot that looks like I'm peering through some low flying clouds...kind of.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Nutopia Magazine #10

I am honored and excited to be featured in the latest issue of Nutopia, an online and printed magazine of photographers and artists gathered by the photographer Platon. My adscapes and me are happy to be included. Check it out, Issue #10. Takes a while to load though... At a recent gathering, I met two great photographers whose sites are linked on the Nutopia blog, Andrew Hetherington and Steven Laxton. Andrew also has an interesting blog at All good stuff.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Gays Across America

I just posted a new portfolio on my site of portraits that I have been working hard at over the last 7 months. It's of out and proud gay men from around the country that have shared their stories with me and allowed me into their worlds at home. I have done about 80 shoots so far in 43 states. The stories are so amazing and varied and need to be shared. I hope to finish shooting by the end of the year and have it made into a kick ass book next year. Here's a shot of Robert from North Dakota in his back yard. The portfolio is at and titled 'gay america'.
Thanks for checking it out. :o)Here's Robert and his initial email...

You talked about finding out gay men in Fargo willing to be photographed.

I am 44, actually live in Leonard, ND which is a small town about 35 miles out of Fargo, maybe 200 homes. I moved up to ND in Jan of '89 and liked it and have stayed. I lived in Grand Forks until the flood of 97 and then moved to Fargo, and about 4.5 years ago bought the house I live in.

I know we need a wider exposure than what most of the media shows of GBT folks. From kids who are out to the folks one might think to the range of Lesbians and Gay Men found here. What Fargo could use are bill boards.

But, I am out, have been for a bit. Came out to myself in 1992 or 3, and then to my folks 5 years ago, yea, but I am sure that's not too uncommon a story.

I am a 330 pound, long beared bear. Lot's of gray in the beard, and I am out at work and anywhere. I had a partner for 4 years that recently left and my company even had him covered for insurance. I am not what most folks think of when they think of a gay man. But there are a lot of us, and we are all around.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Traveling Man

Wow, I am one tired pup, writing this post from my lovely Days Inn motel room near the AZ border in southern CA. I have driven about 2800 miles in the last week and a half, starting in Los Angeles and looping through San Francisco, Reno, Salt Lake, Vegas, Phoenix and Tuscon and many places in between. More great guys and stories for the book with two more shoots and 500 miles to log in before returning to NYC and Nick on Friday. I am so psyched that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, with only seven mores states to visit and almost all will be new places for me, including the Northwest, Alaska and Hawaii. Here are a few snaps from the highway of the vast western landscape that I have driven through on this trip. I LOVE it out here. God's country for sure.