Moving an MRI: Delicate and Muscular

Moving an MRI: Delicate and Muscular

The Ventura County Medical Center began constructing a new hospital in 2013, and I have been keeping a photographic chronicle since demolition of the old structure began. There have been many fascinating moments watching the new facility come together. In December, I...
Whetting the appetite at 65 mph

Whetting the appetite at 65 mph

When you pass a billboard, you have an average of seven seconds to read it. Sometimes less, as with the billboard on US 101 northbound into Oxnard. Because of the Del Norte freeway overpass, the billboard is not visible until you pass under it, cutting the time to get...
How calamari gets to your table

How calamari gets to your table

Calamari is not one of my favorite foods. Once or twice I’ve had it fixed perfectly and it was a delight, but it’s usually like tasteless rubber. That said, I’m always curious about how things are done and the work people do. So I was pleased to be...
Young, talented and nimble

Young, talented and nimble

My assignment was simple: shoot an image to promote an event by the Victory Gymnastics Academy in Newbury Park, CA. The academy offers instruction to kids who come for fun and exercise, and to those serious about competing in the sport. My subjects were the latter,...
Meet you at the station

Meet you at the station

Debates once raged on photographer websites about whether it was impure to rely on Photoshop to make an image. Purists argue: get it in the camera. Of course any smart shooter, given the chance, prefers to shoot a final image in camera and be done with it. But...