Jaffe Center for Book Arts

On the FAU campus in Boca Raton, FL is a hidden secret among book artists – the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. It houses a collection of over 6,000 artists’ books, selected for their artistic expression, aesthetics, and unique book structures. Truly a one-of-a-kind collection. It occurred to me that as I attempt to assemble […]

New York fieldtrip

Dorian and I flew to New York to meet with my old boss from 20-20 and his wife to be tourists. A good time to re-visit some of my favorite sites: Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Ground Zero, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge. New York is a wonderful place for walk-around street photography. There is […]

For Everglades Exhibition

Today Dorian and I drove to Gainesville to see an exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History titled: For Everglades – photos by Clyde Butcher and Jeff Ripple. Extraordinary. I’ve been to Butcher’s Big Cypress gallery and have to say that viewing the large prints in the museum/gallery setting enhanced the viewing experience by providing the […]

Details, details…

Don’t sweat the details? I think not. Execution on the details is critical to getting a business going. Sales Tax: If you are selling any product in FL you need to collect sales tax. It’s the law, there’s no way around it. Just because you are a staving artist doesn’t give you a reprieve from […]

My first gallery sale

Art Walk was great. There’s nothing like selling a piece of your art to get validated. At least that was my feeling last night. My print “Refection on the Bean” was purchased by a very nice lady from Virginia who was visiting Jacksonville on business.  The exchange we had was quite comical, I think she told me […]

Learning by printing

It’s been said many times before, your best education on fine tuning your images is by printing. I don’t mean 4x6s at Costco, I mean printing at least 10×15 or larger. Everything is evident at these sizes - color, tonality, detail, shadow, highlights, sharpness…I mean everything. Prints don’t lie. They are the moment of truth for […]

My first gallery showing

“Please join me at my first Art Walk showing at the Greenleaf Gallery, 212 N Laura St, this Wednesday, May 6 (across the street from the new library). I’ll be there with 20 other local photographers and artists from 5 to 9pm, rain or shine. Drop by to say hi and have a glass of […]