Friday, December 26, 2008

GENETIC IMPRINTS -the photos - the book

Genetic Imprints :: Muse of the Image

The image comes first. In the beginning; before there was language there
 was a non-verbal way of comprehending the world.   
There was the image  -  now except in our dreams we tend to translate images to words.  

Now after I made these images I am trying to find words and it comes to mind that these photos these images of women and animal skulls are more about something from our deep past - from deep back to the time of the ice.

I have read recently,  the idea that back at the time of our emergence that the female,  that woman, was more than a fertility deity, more than mother, she was also the first practitioner of medicine, and magic that in fact she was Creator.  Back in our stone age emergence God was female and this still imprints our genetic codes. 

I find these images in my studio, first with my outer eye and then my inner eye takes over influenced by genetic memories deep in my DNA.   These are the genetic imprints.  The image come first.   I see it in front of me  -  a woman holding an animal skull.   I   believe I suggest to the model, “this is about life not death”.  She works with some direction at first but soon it seems to me that as she carries and caresses her animal totem she become soul carried and spirit guide.   

I respond to this by submitting myself to the model, and all I do is records what she offers, 

we become collaborators as we respond to our Genetic Imprints.

 See my Book "Genetic Imprints" at Book Blurb

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Route 66 - Road Trip

Route 66.  
 The legendary Highway runs through my town of Flagstaff AZ - just a block south of my studio.  Brandi and I did an overnight trip between Flagstaff and Holbrook AZ .  
Ninety miles there and back. 

We filled the back of my Honda CRV with props and drove - and pulled off the road to make photos when ever the location and light compelled us to stop.

We stopped ate curio shops, that corner in Winslow AZ, La Posada Hotel , Jack Rabbit, Holbrook, slept at the Wigwam Motel.

Picture. Picture. Picture. Play. Play. Play.

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Models - email me at if you want to do a road trip.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


A thick two inch nylon rope hangs from the ceiling of my studio.   A prop for Natalie to work with.   She works as I work, we work together to make photos that have sensual power.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008


I work with Native americans a lot.  Have for the last 40 + years.   I made these photos 30 years ago out on the Navajo Reservation.  Shot on film. processed in my darkroom, printed there, and scanned 30 years later.    I worked the scans in photoshop and layered them on scanned antiqued paper.   They are displayed in one of the galleries in front of my studio.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I want to share a really powerful series with you.  The remarkable model Natalia
 in my Flagstaff AZ studio three years ago.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Creative Play.  Two Great models.  Studio fun.

Who is bound ?  Natalia ?  Kaylee ?  Or Me ??

I think it is me - the photographer - submitting to my subjects.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

GENETIC IMPRINTS -the photos - the book

I recently read the idea that, back in the time of our emergence, the female - the woman - was more than a fertility deity.  More than a mother, she was the first practitioner of medicine and magic and that, in fact, she was the Creator.   Back in the time of our stone age emergence, God was female and this still imprints our genetic codes.

For me the image comes first,   I see it in front of me - a nude woman holding a wild animal skull.   I suggest to the model that this is about life, not death.   She works with some direction at first but soon as she carries and caresses her animal totem she becomes a soul carrier and spirit guide.

I react to this by submitting myself to the model and her intuitions.  We become collaborators as we respond to our Genetic Imprints.

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Yesterday I photographed Hopi Katsinas Carved by My Friend Wayland 
Namingha from Third Mesa on the Hopi Reservation here in Northern Arizona.  

Saturday, November 29, 2008

KAYLA -- Stairway Set

 Kayla modeled for me a few years ago, I was just starting to work with a digital camera.   Last week I came across the work while sorting through my files and I thought, WOW !!!    We made these photos on the stairway to my apartment - which is next door to my Flagstaff AZ Studio.  Kayla is a wonderful creative sensual model.  Enjoy our collaboration.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Today is Kaylee's birthday today (24 years), mine was last week (69 years).  We made these photos last saturday in my Flagstaff AZ studio.  Although we are great friends, and see each other often we had not done a photo shoot in a long time.   So it was kind of a celebratory shoot and I do celebrate the resulting photographs.    I hope you celebrate them too.    

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