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The Hard Truth About Hard Modifiers

Hard modifiers. They’re so misunderstood! Most photographers seem to always be chasing soft light,...
16th Nov 17

Flashpoint R2 Pro C – Updated November 15 2017

UPDATE November 15 2017 I recently had the opportunity to use the Flashpoint R2ProC...
2nd Nov 17

DJI Mavic Pro

UPDATE November 11 2017 Still practicing and boy to get cinematic film ain’t easy....
30th Oct 17

Exhibition – Pacific Art League

I will be part of a group photographic exhibition at the Pacific Art League...
29th Oct 17

90 degree Light Stand Mounting for strobes

What is that mount you use to place the AD600 on a boom or...
29th Oct 17

Why I Love What I Do

For about 38 years I was a ‘suit.’ A pure corporate guy whose career...
20th Oct 17

Using xPLOR600s and the right modifiers

One of my clients had a concept for their upcoming publicity campaign. He wanted...
19th Oct 17

Cheetahstand Quick Lantern and Quick Strip Box review

UPDATE October 20 2017 My client has incorporated some of my publicity imagery into...
10th Oct 17

Fathom Entertainment

UPDATE November 8 2017 My client has used several of the publicity imagery in...
4th Oct 17

Dance lighting setup

UPDATE October 12 2017 In my review of Cheetahstand’s Quick Stripbox and Lantern I...
2nd Oct 17

Flashpoint Silicone Skin for eVOLV 200

UPDATE September 29 2017 In response to a question left below this post I...
29th Sep 17

Adorama’s Flashpoint Studio 400 Monolight

These are my initial impressions of the Adorama’s FP Studio 400. SERIOUSLY, $119.95 for...
27th Sep 17

Using the Godox System

UPDATE October 2 2017 I have written a post about a dance session I...
11th Sep 17

Why I use: xPLOR/Cheetahstand/Parabolix/Cononmark/etc

UPDATE October 20 2017 My client has incorporated some of my publicity imagery into...
5th Sep 17

What inspires me

Lately I have been asked by a few people, “Mark what gives you inspiration...
1st Sep 17

Traveling with STUFF

About 50% of my work takes me out of state for client work. I...
25th Aug 17

Changes

This has nothing to do with photography, so if that’s what you’re after you...
22nd Aug 17

1 1/3 more stops of light for $12 bucks!

The other day I got a little bitty reflector for my Flashpoint eVOLV 200s...
21st Aug 17

Parabolix 35D

UPDATE September 10 2017 I recently posted an article on my use of all...
17th Aug 17

Review – Flashpoint Junior Steel Wheeled Stand – 12′

UPDATE October 19 2017 I’ve had the opportunity to use this stand extensively over...
16th Aug 17

What’s truly important

I make my living as a commercial photographer, primarily in the arts. After working...
14th Aug 17

Flashpoint AD-B2 Review

UPDATE October 2 2017 I have written a post about a dance session I...
11th Aug 17

To Studio or Not to Studio?

My partner and I went back and forth for quite some time about whether...
5th Aug 17

Using a Cheetahstand Chop Stick

UPDATE August 14 2014 My client just released our video of his 2017-18 Season...
2nd Aug 17

Baby Hummingbird

Every morning I go out to my patio to turn on the water feature...
28th Jul 17

Xplor/Godox600, eVOLV200 and Pentax 645Z, HSS!!!

UPDATE September 8 2017 In my post about the Parabolix 35D I have some...
26th Jul 17

Xplor/Godox – How it has changed my workflow

UPDATE September 10 2017 I recently posted an article on my use of all...
16th Jul 17

2017-18 Season Brochures

My clients have released their season brochures so I can now share the final...
10th Jul 17

Personal

UPDATE August 14 2017 I am honored to have been a finalist in this...
9th Jul 17

Decide for yourself

I’m writing this Musing because I have recently realized that so many ‘photographers’ or...
8th Jul 17

Aputure Fresnel Lens

UPDATE October 2 2017 I have written a post about a dance session I...
6th Jul 17

Behind the glitz

For five years I have photographed 5th Avenue Theatre’s High School Musical Awards. Teens...
14th Jun 17

Seattle Times June 9 2017

My shots often appear in print, but today was special and unusual. On the...
10th Jun 17

My Reasons for Leaving Facebook

UPDATE 7-17-17 “The real reason you can’t quit Facebook? Maybe it’s because you can...
6th Jun 17

Oakland School for the Arts

For the past five years I have had the privilege to photograph OSA’s Dance...
30th May 17

Review: Adorama’s Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL HSS

UPDATE October 2 2017 I have written a post about a dance session I...
28th May 17

Why I love my ebike

UPDATE October 23 2017 Four flats in 1200 miles….is that normal? Well I found...
8th May 17

Rest in Peace Mom

April 28 2016 was the day my mother passed away. On April 29th 2017...
2nd May 17

The Secret Garden – 5th Avenue Theatre

Even though I do quite a bit of lit studio work I still perform...
20th Apr 17

Our Perceptions, Ourselves

I have always believed that as a professional photographer I should always continue to...
10th Apr 17

Review Godox/Wistro AD600BM Strobe

UPDATE November 8 2017 My client has used several of the publicity imagery in...
1st Apr 17

Supernova M99 Pure Review

UPDATE 10-23-17 Although this has little to do with the M99 Pure, I have...
23rd Mar 17

Manning Up

March 7 2011 was the day I was laid off from my last corporate...
7th Mar 17

2016 One Eyeland Awards

I’m proud to have been chosen as a Finalist in the 2016 One Eyeland...
17th Feb 17

Sparking an Idea

In December 2016 I was searching for a portable printer and discovered on Amazon...
8th Feb 17

Tanzen German Dance Magazine

One of my Water Tango images appears on page 32 in the February edition...
31st Jan 17

Hotel Travel Review – Avila la Fonda

I have decided to add a small travel review section to my blog. I...
17th Dec 16

Living Eulogy – Christy Martin

Throughout my life other men I’ve known often talk about “The Unicorn” which in...
9th Dec 16

Jenny Morris – RIP

Jenny Morris, 21 recently died in the Oakland “Ghost Ship” fire. She was my...
8th Dec 16

Flashpoint Portable Extension Head 1200 Ws

UPDATE September 10 2017 I recently posted an article on my use of all...
12th Nov 16

Oakland School of the Arts – Dance Emphasis 2016

Each year I photograph the dance department at the Oakland School of the Arts,...
25th Oct 16

Godox XT32C Test

I had watched an excellent video review by Shoms Photography about the Godox XT32C...
21st Oct 16

From Suit to Shooter

I started as a suit, a corporate climber, chaser of money, hopeful head of...
6th Oct 16

AD600 (XPLOR 600 HSS TTL) vs. H600 (CL600-X) range difference?

UPDATE October 2 2017 I have written a post about a dance session I...
28th Sep 16

Adorama’s Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Review

UPDATE October 20 2017 My client has incorporated some of my publicity imagery into...
22nd Sep 16

It’s Personal

This post is about the people rather than the picture. Sure I’m a professional...
20th Sep 16

AD600 vs. H600 Power

I decided to see if there is any power loss using the Godox H600...
26th Apr 16

New Menu Selection “Conceptual”

I have added a new main menu drop down selection titled “Conceptual” This is...
9th Apr 16

AD360 or AD600?

Gah! I’ve gone back and forth on which I’d buy if I was considering...
24th Mar 16

My Case for AD600s and AD360s

Someone wrote to me about how I carry/transport/check my lights so I thought I...
20th Mar 16

Review – CononMark  Indirect Deep Parabolic Softbox 120cm – UPDATED 11-21-17

UPDATE: November 21 2017 Another photographer contacted me via this post to ask me...
17th Mar 16

Quick Test – AD360 vs. AD600 vs. Einstein 640

A pro shooter friend of mine who I convinced into purchasing several AD360s wrote...
15th Mar 16

Portraiture – My Own View

This morning I was reading the March 2016 edition of the Professional Photographer’s Association...
14th Mar 16

Living Eulogy Series – Robb Hunt

For those of you who are familiar with my Living Eulogy series and for...
14th Mar 16

Living Eulogy – Reginald Ray-Savage

Gosh I guess it was about five years ago I was introduced to Savage...
28th Feb 16

Pretty Is or Pretty Does?

I am in a dilemma. All over Facebook, the internet, really everywhere I am...
25th Feb 16

Focusing Parabolic Rod and Cheetah Stand Rice Bowl

UPDATE: August 2 2017 I have written a separate article about using a Cheetahstand...
12th Feb 16

Living Eulogy – Maria “Tracy” Martin

This is a new series I’ve started. I’ve often wondered why we reserve eulogies...
20th Jan 16

REVIEW: Leatherman Tread – Updated January 19 2016

UPDATE: January 19 2016 One of the features I wanted to incorporate into the...
19th Jan 16

What Makes a Great Portrait?

You may find this Musing ironic since I chose to include only a single...
14th Jan 16

2016 Oregon Coast Calendar for Sale

An 11.5×14″ calendar is now on sale for $46.99 via Paypal which includes shipping....
5th Jan 16

Light and Atmosphere on Location

I was recently hired to do an on location session for a Seattle Theatre...
27th Nov 15

I Need a Basketball

One of the largest benefits of living a life full of experience is it...
9th Nov 15

High Bridge Arms, SF – RIP

Today, Friday October 30 2015 is the day the last remaining gun store in...
30th Oct 15

Privilege

I has taken me a very long time to write this article. My goals...
28th Oct 15

“Too High Daddy!” Our Daughters – Part 1

Many of my younger friends are having children and quite a few of them...
29th Sep 15

form function form

I tend to be the type of fella who keeps stuff. Not in the...
29th Sep 15

Adapting PCB Hard Modifiers to Accept Bowens S Mounts

For years I have used Paul Buff’s Einsteins almost exclusively for my strobe work....
19th Sep 15

REVIEW: PCB’s Omni 18″ Reflector

I am constantly on the search for new light modifiers, those that fill a...
18th Sep 15

Becoming a photo assistant

I’ve always been a huge proponent of learning via hands on and have advocated...
14th Sep 15

No One Told Me

Three January’s ago I got a call from my sister in LA to tell...
3rd Sep 15

Priolite MBX1000 HotSync – Initial Tests

UPDATE June 2017 I am posting this link to another review I conducted converting...
4th Aug 15

BTS Video with Avant Chamber Ballet

A behind the scenes video of my on location sessions with Avant Chamber Ballet...
31st Jul 15

On Location with Avant Chamber Ballet

In May 2015 I was asked to photograph the Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas,...
26th Jul 15

A Book by Its Cover

Three years ago I was inspired to be uncomfortable when I met and worked...
29th Jun 15

Rovelight – Adorama’s Russian Roulette Transmitter

UPDATE 9-21-16  Adorama’s Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Review June 22 2015 It’s always so...
23rd Jun 15

Rovelight HSS and the Godox/Adorama Streaklight 360s

UPDATE 9-21-16  Adorama’s Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Review UPDATE: June 22 2015 Sadly I...
12th Jun 15

Just Like Me

WARNING: This article has absolutely NOTHING to do with photography. So if you’re here...
25th May 15

Having to Improvise…

There are many times when we are thrown a ‘curve ball’ when it comes...
21st May 15

Review: Westcott Skylux

Constant light was never something I gave much thought. I’ve been a strobe user...
29th Apr 15

So You Want to be a Professional Photographer?

I’ve written quite a bit lately about gear, my little inventions and experiences using...
25th Apr 15

Converting a Stage Follow Spot to Accept a Strobe

Why? My view is why not?! A few years ago a friend asked if...
24th Apr 15

Rovelight with Bowens Maxlight 8″ 65 Degree Reflector

UPDATE 9-21-16  Adorama’s Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Review UPDATE: June 22 2015 Sadly I...
23rd Apr 15

REVIEW: Godox/Neewer AD360 300 WS Portable Bare Bulb Flash

UPDATE: 2-4-16 As I wait for the Godox AD600BM remote head I fabricated a...
19th Apr 15

AD 360 S DIY Mount Bracket diffuser

I love the portability of all of the recent bare bulb 360s no matter...
14th Apr 15

Adorama Rovelight 600B HSS review

UPDATE 9-21-16  Adorama’s Flashpoint XPLOR 600 TTL Review UPDATE: June 22 2015 Sadly I...
11th Apr 15

REVIEW: Ricoh IMAGE Transmitter 2 Software

UPDATE April 7 2015 Ricoh recently released an update to Image Transmitter 2 which...
8th Apr 15

Rest Well Paul

This week I was saddened to hear that Paul C Buff had passed away....
25th Mar 15

Fabricating a Fresnel w/gobo for a strobe

UPDATE: August 4 2015 One of the great advantages of having a portable gobo/strobe...
21st Mar 15

REVIEW: Vello Ringbox Ringflash Adapter

I have always liked the look of ringflash portraits. There have been several times...
3rd Mar 15

Westcott 59″ Zeppelin Review

UPDATE: August 2 2017 I have written a separate article about using a Cheetahstand...
27th Feb 15

Imagination and Improvisation – How to REALLY Improve Your Photography

This small tutorial has little to nothing to do about camera gear. I’m on...
24th Jan 15

Pentax 645Z Review – Updated May 5 2014

UPDATE: May 5 2014 I wanted to post some commercial shots I’ve completed and...
22nd Dec 14

David Allen Cooper – Portrait Session

David Allen Cooper, Principal Horn – Dallas Symphony Orchestra. David commissioned me for a two...
23rd Oct 14

Oakland School for the Arts – Dance Emphasis

Some of my recent dance photography at the OSA – Dance Emphasis group. Shot...
20th Oct 14

“I Only Use Natural Light”

Yup I remember saying that very same thing in an intentionally arrogant tone. Truth...
4th Oct 14

REVIEW of Westcott IcePack

My video review of Westcott’s IceLight Pack and Icelights  
25th Sep 14

Suntactics Solar Charger Review

Here Comes the Sun! Why would a solar charger review be on a photographer’s...
23rd Sep 14

Why I love the unremarkable

I have mixed feelings about family portraiture. Yes we do them for hire. And...
13th Sep 14

“One Number 2 Please”

To the horror of my own children and friends I enjoy the breakfasts at...
1st Sep 14

The Inevitable vs. the Unthinkable

Over the past month I’ve found my mood to be a bit somber. Like...
31st Aug 14

Combining light sources

I am easily bored. After falling in love with the light characteristics of a...
27th Aug 14

Series: “I Do Too” – Samantha

I Do Too – A Series Although I make my living photographing commercially some...
25th Aug 14

Archery and Art

A month or so ago I met with a close friend who moved out...
4th Aug 14

The Grateful Cello

Over the past six months I had been collecting all of the elements I...
3rd Aug 14

Using Light Modifiers

Photographers often ask, “Mark what’s your favorite modifier? Is it a softbox, umbrella, shoot...
26th Jul 14

Review – Westcott’s IceLight

Westcott’s IceLight Just this week I was scheduled to shoot a publicity session for...
25th Jul 14

Review – SaberStrip

Sometimes in my infinite idiotic wisdom I purchase something because I can’t afford something...
24th Jul 14

Canon 1DX with Sigma Art 50 vs. Fuji X100s with TCL X100

Today while I was conducting a commercial session I decided to run a quick...
23rd Jul 14

Review Fuji TCL X100 Teleconverter

I own a Fuji X100S and formerly owned their X100. For my commercial work...
15th Jul 14

Better Than Me

June 2014 Every parent hopes that their own children grow up to beome better...
26th Jun 14

DeWitt Cheng’s review of “29 Hands – 15 Artists”

DeWitt Cheng for Regarding Arts reviews my 2014 exhibit “29 Hands – 15 Artists”...
5th Jun 14

The Daily News Interview

Interview with Paul Freeman for my exhibit “29 Hands – 15 Artists” at the...
17th May 14

29 Hands – 15 Artists Opens May 18 2014

My exhibit, “29 Hands – 15 Artists” opens this Sunday May 18 2014 and...
11th May 14

Music in the Mountains

In late January 2014 I was contacted by Cristine Kelly, the Marketing Director for...
22nd Mar 14

My Monthly Blog on SuperDigitalCity

I have been asked to write a monthly blog article on SuperDigitialCity’s website. My...
17th Mar 14

Village Theatre 2014-15 Season Brochure Imagery

In January 2014 I photographed publicity imagery for Village Theatre‘s 2014-15 Season Brochure marketing...
6th Mar 14

Vision and Collaboration

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 Season Brochure In order to put an entire marketing campaign...
2nd Mar 14

Forced Patience

I’m always surprised how the majority of posts on photography forums focus primarily on...
27th Feb 14

Shooting in light falling snow with the X100S and a SpeedLight

I had the opportunity to photograph an emerging musician on location in Canada while...
23rd Feb 14

The Right Tool for the Right Job

I often say that cameras are just like any other tool, sometimes you need...
17th Feb 14

The New Newspaper

My Dad had all kinds of great advice for me as I grew up....
15th Feb 14

Ya Never Know….

A month ago I got an email from the Marketing Director of Music in...
14th Feb 14

I don’t seem to know what I’m doing

This week I received one of the nicest and most kind emails from someone...
12th Feb 14

Oakland School for the Arts – Dance Emphasis

Publicity photography for Oakland School for the Arts – Dance Emphasis. These images feature seniors...
8th Feb 14

RANT – Why I Find Forums Useless

Sometimes I get a burr under my bonnet and the best way for me...
8th Feb 14

“Jazz Dance – A History of the Roots and Branches.”

A dance image of Jarrod Mayo for Savage Jazz Dance Company was recently published...
7th Feb 14

I Prefer Pepsi

I was recently made aware of the apparent hubbub in reaction to the Coke...
4th Feb 14

Evita – Broadway by the Bay

My publicity imagery for Broadway by the Bay‘s production of Evita.
3rd Feb 14

Beethoven Festival Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The VP of Marketing at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is really shaking things up! Earlier...
3rd Feb 14

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review

I am a full time commercial photographer who specializes in live performance as well...
28th Jan 14

Fuji X100S in Commercial Use

My X100S was utilized in a commercial shoot for Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 Beethoven Festival...
4th Jan 14

Exhibition “31 Hands – 16 Artists” Peninsula Museum of Art

“31 Hands – 16 Artists” Peninsula Museum of Art Mark Kitaoka Solo Exhibit, 16...
31st Dec 13

Robyn Tribuzi Dance Troupe 2013

Students of Robyn Tribuzi in a studio session
30th Dec 13

Portable iPad Stand

Like most photographers I am always trying to figure out how to travel as...
29th Dec 13

Les Misérables Publicity – Village Theatre

Les Misérables – On Location publicity session, Issaquah, WA for Village Theatre
24th Oct 13

31 Hands – 16 Artists

Over the next year I am conducting a personal project photographing the hands of...
28th Aug 13

Adrian Blue

Promotional portraiture of Adrian Blue for Catherine Rush‘s play “The Loudest Man on Earth”...
4th Jul 13

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been contracted as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s publicity and production photographer
28th May 13

Fuji X100S Location Shoot with a single Speed Light

Using the Fuji X100S on location in Huntington Beach, CA with a very simple...
13th May 13

John Orr – Author

An environmental portrait of John Orr for his newest book release of  “Someone Dark Has...
6th May 13

Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno

Professional Tango Dancers Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucerno
16th Apr 13

Broadway by the Bay CATS

Broadway by the Bay’s production of CATS
16th Apr 13

Fuji X100 and X100S Review

As a full time commercial performance photographer who specializes in theatrical, symphonic and dance...
15th Apr 13

Behind the Scene for CATs

Behind the scenes video for our publicity session for Broadway by the Bay’s upcoming...
3rd Mar 13

Moments of Transparency

My fascination with windows began when at the mature age of 6 I took...
2nd Mar 13

Kathryn Zdan

Kathryn Zdan, Actress
30th Jan 13

Oakland School for the Arts

Oakland School for the Arts Dance Students under the direction of Reginald Ray-Savage. Publicity...
26th Jan 13

Greg Gorman – My Perspective

The other day my partner Tracy announced that the new issue of Professional Photographers...
23rd Jan 13

Grey Gardens

5th Avenue Theatre and A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) publicity imagery for their co production...
1st Jan 13

John & Jen

Hillbarn Theatre publicity imagery for their 2013 production of John & Jen
1st Jan 13

Duo Flor de Piel

Duo Flor de Piel Laetitia Olivia and Patricio Touceda  
6th Dec 12

Chris deVera

Chris deVera of Team Loopkicks
20th Nov 12

Giuseppe Finzi Resident Conductor San Francisco Opera

Giuseppe Finzi – Resident Conductor, San Francisco Opera On location portraiture session 2012 –...
14th Nov 12

Stanford Symphony Orchestra

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been named the production and publicity photographer for Stanford Symphony...
31st Oct 12
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Love Chaos & Dinner

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the production photographer for Teatro ZinZanni’s Costa...
31st Oct 12
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Playing with Fire Art Installation

The Oakland Museum of California‘s “Playing with Fire” exhibit features several Mark Kitaoka photographs...
22nd Oct 12
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Robyn Tribuzi Dance Troupe

In studio dance portraiture, Robyn Tribuzi’s Dance Troupe
19th Oct 12
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Pop Rocks

On location publicity sessions for Pop Rocks
16th Oct 12
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Mounting the Vagabond Mini Lithium

Unlike most of my Musings, this one is instructional since I wanted to give...
9th Oct 12
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Upright Grand

Production Photography for TheatreWorks world premier of Upright Grand
15th Jul 12
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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Production Photography for Broadway by the Bay’s The Marvelous Wonderettes
15th Jul 12
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Spotlit Art Installation

Mark Kitaoka Photographs will be included in an art installation, “Spotlit” at the Gensler...
10th Jul 12
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Diablo Theatre Company

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the publicity and production photographer for Diablo...
6th Jul 12
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Gangsters of Love

Teatro ZinZanni Seattle‘s production photography for “Gangsters of Love”
1st Jul 12
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GrooveLily Portraiture

GrooveLily Portraiture        
11th Jun 12
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Upright Grand

TheatreWorks publicity imagery for the production of Upright Grand  
8th Jun 12
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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Publicity imagery for Broadway by the Bay‘s production of  The Marvelous Wonderettes Ashley Rae...
7th Jun 12
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Wheelhouse

TheatreWorks production imagery for GrooveLily‘s World Premier of Wheelhouse  
3rd Jun 12
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RENT

5th Avenue Theatre‘s production of RENT publicity photography
25th May 12
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Gangsters of Love

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as production photographer for Teatro ZinZanni SEATTLE’s upcoming...
23rd May 12
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Theatrical Portraiture

Theatrical portraiture session. Lighting, photography, wardrobe and set design by Mark Kitaoka
17th May 12
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Theatreworks Honors

TheatreWorks Honors event honoring Silicon Valley Bank Chairman Ken Wilcox and Tony Award winning...
12th May 12
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The Odyssey on Angel Island

Production photography from We Players “The Odyssey on Angel Island” Directed by Ava Roy
11th May 12
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TheatreWorks 2012-13 Season Brochure

TheatreWorks 2012-13 Season Brochure imagery  
5th May 12
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PETCO Pooch Hotel Hollywood

Pooch Hotel Hollywood publicity photography Robin Tomb, Founder Pooch Hotels with her two dogs...
1st May 12
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We Players The Odyssey

Publicity photography for We Player’s The Odyssey on Angel Island
21st Apr 12
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Titanic the Concert

Titanic the Concert, 5th Avenue Theatre‘s in concert production imagery Ian Eisendrath conductor  
13th Apr 12
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Damn Yankees

5th Avenue Theatre‘s rehearsal imagery for the production of Damn Yankees
12th Apr 12
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Hairspray Production Photography

Production Photography for Broadway by the Bay’s Hairspray
3rd Apr 12
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Of Mice and Men

Production photography for TheatreWorks “Of Mice and Men” Jos Viramontes as “George” and AJ Meijer as “Lennie”
1st Apr 12
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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at Herbst Theatre Ben Simon, conductor  
30th Mar 12
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GrooveLily

GrooveLily on location publicity imagery Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda
28th Mar 12
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Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Spring concert  
25th Mar 12
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5th Avenue Theatre 2012-13 season

5th Avenue Theatre‘s 2012-13 season imagery as window skins
17th Mar 12
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The Oklahoma Project

An all student production of Oklahoma sponsored by 5th Avenue Theatre Bryan Gula and...
16th Mar 12
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Behind the Scenes Video – Pirates of Penzance

Behind the scenes footage of a studio session for 5th Avenue Theatre’s upcoming production...
6th Mar 12
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5th Avenue Theatre 2012-13 Season Brochure

5th Avenue Theatre pre production photography for the 2012-13 Season Brochure
6th Mar 12
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New Century Chamber Orchestra

New Century Chamber Orchestra
1st Mar 12
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Hairspray Publicity

Publicity imagery for Broadway by the Bay’s production of Hairspray. Vicky Morgan (center) as...
26th Feb 12
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Pooch Play

Pooch Play a division of PETCO Animal Supplies opens its first location in Totowa...
17th Feb 12
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Oklahoma Billboards

Billboard photography appears in the greater Seattle, WA area for 5th Avenue Theatre‘s current...
6th Feb 12
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Savage Jazz Dance Company

Promotional imagery for Savage Jazz Dance Company Jarrod Mayo Alison Hurley & Jarrod Mayo...
30th Jan 12
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Oklahoma Publicity Imagery

Billboard photography for 5th Avenue Theatre‘s production of Oklahoma. Spectrum Dancer imagery – Mark...
27th Jan 12
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Product Photography

Product photography for Emay’s Sweet Shop, Belmont, CA  
20th Jan 12
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The Pitmen Painters

TheatreWorks production photography for The Pitmen Painters. Left to right: Paul Whitworth, Nicholas Pelczar, Jackson Davis, Dan...
18th Jan 12
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Brad Brooks Harmony of Passing Light

Brad Brooks 3rd album “Harmony of Passing Light” which will be released in February...
11th Jan 12
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Starstruck Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer directed by Lori Stokes at the Smith...
6th Jan 12
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The Pitmen Painters

TheatreWorks publicity photography for The Pitmen Painters Patrick Jones, Jackson Davis, Dan Hiatt and James Carpenter Patrick Jones,...
5th Jan 12
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Manuela Horn

On location publicity session with stage actress Manuela Horn. Manuela is also known as...
28th Dec 11
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Cinderella Billboards

16 Cinderella Billboards in the greater Seattle area advertise for 5th Avenue Theatre‘s production.
14th Dec 11
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Serendipity

I cannot recall any photographer who entered the profession before enjoying the craft as...
2nd Dec 11
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The Secret Garden

TheatreWorks production imagery for the Secret Garden  
1st Dec 11
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On the Air Publicity

On the Air Publicity Studio Session for Teatro ZinZanni San Francisco Chronicle ad appearing...
17th Nov 11
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First Date

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the publicity photographer for 5th Avenue Theatre’s...
5th Nov 11
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Oklahoma

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been chosen as one of the publicity photographers for 5th...
5th Nov 11
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TheatreWorks Anything Goes

Anything Goes 2011 – TheatreWorks annual gala event photography
2nd Nov 11
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4info Website Branding

Commercial imagery for 4info‘s new website launch
1st Nov 11
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Cinderella

5th Avenue Theatre‘s production of Cinderella Publicity Photography Jennifer Paz as Cinderella Nick Garrison...
29th Oct 11
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On the Air

Teatro ZinZanni San Francisco’s production of On the Air Duffy Bishop stars in On...
29th Oct 11
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Brad Brooks Album Imagery

Images made for Brad Brooks’ upcoming 2012 album release. All images shot in various...
24th Oct 11
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Clementine in the Lower 9

Clementine in the Lower 9 – TheatreWorks production Production Photography
2nd Oct 11
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Black Cat Cabaret 2011

Pet’s Lifeline‘s annual Black Cat Cabaret 2011 – Sonoma California Starring Grammy Award Winner...
19th Sep 11
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Chicago

Contra Costa Civic Theatre‘s production of Chicago Production Imagery Aime Shapiro Katie Pogue
16th Sep 11
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Robyn Tribuzi Dance

Publicity Studio session with Robyn Tribuzi’s San Mateo High School Dance Troupe
13th Sep 11
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Clementine in the Lower 9

TheatreWorks presents Clementine in the Lower 9 Publicity Photography Kenny Brawner as “Chorus,” Laiona Michelle as “Clementine”...
9th Sep 11
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Pets Lifeline 3rd annual Black Cat Cabaret

Mark Kitaoka Photographs was selected as the official photographer for Pets Lifeline‘s 3rd Annual...
4th Sep 11
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Saving Aimee

5th Avenue Theatre‘s publicity image for Saving Aimee directed by David Armstrong, playwright Kathie...
30th Aug 11
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Sense and Sensibility

TheatreWorks production of Sense and Sensibility – Production photography Katie Fabel & Jennifer Le...
23rd Aug 11
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Gypsy

Broadway by the Bay‘s production of “Gypsy” Publicity Imagery Samantha Bruce Heather Orth and...
17th Aug 11
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Saving Aimee

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the publicity photographer for 5th Avenue Theatre’s...
16th Aug 11
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Little Rock

TheatreWorks 2011 New Works Festival presentation of Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s “Little Rock” Cast of Little...
16th Aug 11
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Bianca Sapetto

Bianca Sapetto Aerialist/Choreographer Photographed on location in Topanga Canyon – Los Angeles, CA  
15th Aug 11
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Kristian Weathers

Kristian Weathers – Miami Fashion Week hostess SWIM 2012 – On location swimsuit session
14th Aug 11
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Maestros Enchantment

Teatro ZinZanni’s Maestro’s Enchantment Live production photography for cast member replacements Elena Gatilova Melanie Stace
14th Aug 11
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Sense and Sensibility Publicity

TheatreWorks Sense and Sensibility Publicity Images Thomas Gorrebeeck, Jennifer LeBlanc, Michael Scott Mclean & Katie Fabel Jennifer...
10th Aug 11
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Ageless

So much of what exists today is virtual, our senses confined to what we...
23rd Jul 11
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The Music Man

Production photography Tom Reardon in Broadway by the Bay’s The Music Man Kerie Darner-Moss...
22nd Jul 11
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Fly by Night

TheatreWorks Fly by Night Kristin Stokes , Wade Mccollum Ian Leonard, Kristin Stokes Rachel...
13th Jul 11
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Joan Baez stars in Maestro’s Enchantment

Joan Baez stars in Teatro ZinZanni’s Maestro’s Enchantment Yevgeniy Voronin Bianca Sapetto Yevgeniy Voronin & Svetlana
29th Jun 11
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4Info

4Info Marketing imagery
20th Jun 11
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The Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Complete World of Sports  – The Reduced Shakespeare Company As performed at San Jose Repertory Theatre,...
20th Jun 11
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TheatreWorks Fly by Night

TheatreWorks publicity imagery for Fly by Night Wade McCollum (Narrator), Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Daphne),...
17th Jun 11
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Cinderella

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the Publicity Photographer for 5th Avenue Theatre’s...
10th Jun 11
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Music Man

Broadway by the Bay Music Man Publicity Photography Tom Reardon & Sam Hyrkin  ...
10th Jun 11
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Sleepless Nights

Throughout my life I can count on one hand times when I have been...
4th Jun 11
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Disney Aladdin The New Stage Musical

Mark Kitaoka Photographs was selected as the publicity photographer for Disney’s stage adaptation of...
1st Jun 11
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{title of show] by TheatreWorks. Production imagery: Mark Kitaoka Ian Leonard & Jamison Stern...
30th May 11
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Maestro’s Enchantment

Mark Kitaoka Photographs selected as the production photographer for Teatro ZinZanni’s upcoming performance of...
24th May 11
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Disney Aladdin

Mark Kitaoka Photographs has been selected as the publicity photographer for 5th Avenue Theatre’s...
15th May 11
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TheatreWorks Publicity Imagery Laura Jordan, Ian Leonard, Farah Alvin & Jamison...
11th May 11
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TheatreWorks 2011 2012 Season Publicity

TheatreWorks 2011/12 Season Publicity Imagery Sense and Sensibility The Secret Garden
3rd May 11
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Carmelo Blandino Fine Art Painter

Portrait of Carmelo Blandino – Fine Art Painter
1st May 11
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Ysabel Le May Fine art painter and photographer

Portrait of Ysabel Le May – Fine Art Painter & Photographer
1st May 11
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Kristian Weathers Actress

Kristian Weathers – Actress    
27th Apr 11
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Jessica Gorin Executive Chef Thirsty Bear Restaurant

Jessica Gorin, Executive Chef – Thirsty Bear Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
25th Apr 11
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Pooch Hotels Branding Campaign

Branding campaign photo shoot for Pooch Hotel Commissioned by Robin Tomb VP & Founder...
12th Apr 11
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Teatro ZinZanni Caliente Publicity Imagery

Christine Deaver – Teatro ZinZanni Caliente Publicity Photo Robert Lopez – Teatro ZinZanni Caliente...
9th Apr 11
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Forever Plaid Production Images

Broadway by the Bay’s Forever Plaid production images Jeremy Kreamer, Joshua Milbourne, Justin Buchs...
1st Apr 11
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Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars TheatreWorks Production Imagery Maya Erskine, Mia Tanago Mia Tanago, Tim Chiou...
29th Mar 11
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Teatro ZinZanni Caliente!

Portraiture Christine Deaver of Teatro ZinZanni’s Caliente! Portraiture Ricardo Salinas, Director of Caliente! Vita...
15th Mar 11
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North Pool Production Photographs

Remi Sandri and Adam Poss Rajiv Joseph’s world premier – The North Pool –...
7th Mar 11
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Snow Falling on Cedars

Will Collyer, Tim Chiou and Maya Erskine Snow  Falling on Cedars – TheatreWorks Publicity...
6th Mar 11
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C. Kelly Wright

Portrait of C. Kelly Wright Broadway Stage Actress
3rd Mar 11
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Teatro ZinZanni – Caliente!

Teatro ZinZanni selected Mark Kitaoka Photographs as the photographer for their upcoming performance of...
1st Mar 11
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Brad Brooks

Brad Brooks location shoot, Sutro Baths San Francisco, CA  
28th Feb 11
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Forever Plaid Publicity Session

Publicity photography for Broadway by the Bay’s Forever Plaid
28th Feb 11
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National Physician’s Alliance

National Physician’s Alliance – website & PR brochure imagery Integrity & Trust in Medicine...
23rd Feb 11
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Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel Preferred Photographer

Named Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel Preferred Photographer
23rd Feb 11
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TheatreWorks 2011-12 Season Announcement

Artistic Director Robert Kelley announces the 2011-12 TheatreWorks Season to subscribers
17th Feb 11
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Rajiv Joseph, Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright

Portrait of Rajiv Joseph, Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright for The North Pool
10th Feb 11
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The North Pool Publicity

TheatreWorks presents The North Pool Remi Sandri (The Kite Runner, Violet) as Vice Principal...
10th Feb 11
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Vagabond Mini Initial Impression

I am a professional live performance photographer specializing in dance and theatrical performance photography....
19th Jan 11
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Moments of Passion – Forever Tango

A 417 page book of live performance imagery from Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango performance...
18th Jan 11
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39 Steps

TheatreWorks 39 Steps – Production Imagery Mark Andersen Phillips & Rebecca Dines Rebecca Dines,...
17th Jan 11
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Terri Watson

Portrait of Terri Watson – The Director of the Farallon Marine Sanctuary Association.
9th Jan 11
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Coro Hispano 2011 Concert

Juan Pedro Gaffney – Conductor Juan Pedro Gaffney – Conductor Mission Dolores Basilica, San...
9th Jan 11
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Dr. Gillian Clements – Conductor

Portrait of Dr. Gillian Clements – Conductor St. Ignatius College Preparatory
31st Dec 10
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San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
31st Dec 10
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A Christmas Memory

Gabriel Hoffman and Penny Fuller TheaterWorks A Christmas Memory production imagery
28th Nov 10
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A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Collaborators

(pictured l-r) Music by Larry Grossman, Book by Duane Poole, Lyrics by Carol Hall
28th Nov 10
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Hamlet on Alcatraz

Beginning in September 2010 We Player’s performed a site specific play of Hamlet on...
30th Oct 10
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Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts

Howard Swain and Lance Gardner TheatreWorks Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts production imagery
3rd Oct 10
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Greg Gorman Celebrity Photographer

Portrait of Greg Gorman Hollywood Celebrity Photographer Taken at his home in Albion, CA...
27th Sep 10
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Alice

Ryan Marchand, Ryo Harada, Cassie Shane, Megan Trout 11th Hour Ensemble’s production of Alice....
20th Sep 10
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La Cage aux Folles

Ray Mendonca Broadway by the Bay’s La Cage aux Folles production imagery
14th Sep 10
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Light in the Piazza

Rebecca Eichenberger and Whitney Bashor TheatreWorks Light in the Piazza production imagery
23rd Aug 10
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New Works Festival 2010

C  Kelly Wright in Red Clay TheatreWorks New Works Festival event imagery
15th Aug 10
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Breema Photo shoot

Book photography for Breema Body Work
4th Aug 10
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Auctioning The Ainsleys

Lance Gardner TheatreWorks Auctioning the Ainsley’s production Imagery
15th Jul 10
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Annie

Cami Thompson, John McQuade, Maya Donato, Connie Burkert, Caroline Douglass and Teagan Reynolds Broadway...
10th Jul 10
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Opus

Richard Frederick, Mark Anderson Phillips and Kevin Rolston TheatreWorks Opus production imagery
31st May 10
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Theatreworks 40th Gala

TheatreWorks 40th Gala
11th May 10
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Anthony Newfield TheatreWorks To Kill a Mockingbird Production Imagery
4th Apr 10
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When What Is, Is Not

Photography is an interesting pursuit. Many people I know appreciate the hobby of photography...
3rd Apr 10
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The Art of Fortune

I started this blog to express my own feelings and emotions through photography. I...
28th Mar 10
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Robert Brewer Broadway by the Bay’s – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels production imagery
27th Mar 10
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PACO Portraiture

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra portraiture
26th Mar 10
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Sunsets and Margaritas

The Virgin of Guadalupe (Lucinda Serrano) TheatreWorks Sunsets and Margaritas Production Photography
7th Mar 10
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Company Photographer Theatreworks

I was truly honored to be named TheatreWorks Company Photographer in 2010.
1st Mar 10
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American Theatre Magazine – January 2010

American Theatre January 2010 Publication for TheatreWorks Daddy Long Legs
1st Jan 10
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A Civil War Christmas

TheatreWorks A Civil War Christmas Production Imagery
29th Nov 09
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2005 – 2009 The Growth of Pride

Not many of you have followed my blog since its inception in November of...
3rd Nov 09
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Breast Cancer Connections

Breast Cancer Connections – Annual Report Imagery
20th Oct 09
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“Express rather than Impress”

Those very words have been in the forefront of my mind since I read...
18th Oct 09
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John Caird Tony Award Winning Director

John Caird, Tony Award Winning Director of Les Miserable. Taken on the set of...
8th Oct 09
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World Premier of Daddy Long Legs

Megan McGinnis TheatreWorks in association with the Rubicon Theatre World Premier of Daddy Long Legs...
8th Oct 09
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Pooch Hotel

Pooch Hotel – Publicity Imagery
1st Sep 09
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The Chosen

Reb Saunders (Corey Fischer, left) delivers a sermon to followers including his son, Danny...
22nd Aug 09
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Yellow Face

Pictured – Francis Jue TheatreWorks – Regional Premier of Yellow Face by David Henry...
22nd Aug 09
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New Works Festival

TheatreWorks – New Works Festival Lucie Stern Theatre
15th Aug 09
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The Full Monty Publicity Imagery

Michael Cassidy, Noel Anthony, Andrew Willis-Woodward, Robert Sholty, Berwick Haynes, Seth Michael Anderson Broadway...
6th Aug 09
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The King and I Production Imagery

Susan Himes Powers & Jared Lee Broadway By The Bay – The King and...
16th Jul 09
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Burn the Floor on Broadway

Peta Murgatroyd – Center Clockwise from bottom right Sasha Farber, Robin Windsor, Damian Whitewood,...
15th Jul 09
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Tinyard Hill

Melissa WolfKlain and Allison Briner TheatreWorks – Tinyard Hill (World Premier) performance and promotion imagery
8th Jul 09
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Families

This past weekend a friend’s wife had asked me to photograph her family. I...
18th May 09
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The King and I

Jared Lee Broadway By The Bay – The King and I Publicity Shots As...
15th May 09
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Crazy for You

Melissa WolfKlain and Steve Perez Broadway By The Bay – Crazy for You production...
15th Apr 09
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Investment

Over the past two months Tracy and I have been photographing Burn the Floor...
10th Apr 09
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Distracted

Mama (Rebecca Dines) and Natalie (Jayne Deely) TheatreWorks – Distracted performance and promotion imagery
8th Apr 09
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Theatre Bay Area April 2009

Melissa WolfKlain and Steve Perez Broadway by the Bay Crazy for You Publicity Imagery
3rd Apr 09
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Talent and Pride

In September of 2005 my son and I went out one night when I...
2nd Apr 09
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It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues

James Monroe Iglehart TheatreWorks – Lucie Stern Theatre It Ain’t Nothing but the Blues...
22nd Mar 09
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Target Stores – Family Matinee Ad

Target Family Matinée Ad for Broadway by the Bay
20th Mar 09
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Tel-Hi Neighborhood Center Photography Program

Today, Friday March 13, 2009 is a very special day for me. 20 8...
13th Mar 09
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20 Faces

Today, Friday March 13, 2009 is a very special day for me. 20 8...
13th Mar 09
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Incredible Fortune

I’m sure that time and time again throughout these Musings I have mentioned that...
9th Mar 09
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New Discoveries

I have recently written here about my project with the kids at Telegraph Hill...
23rd Feb 09
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Putting oneself ‘out there’

Today I photographed auditions for The King And I. This is the first time...
16th Feb 09
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Optimism

Almost everything one reads, hears or views in today’s world is filled with fear...
12th Feb 09
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Changes

Today I did something I have wanted to do for quite some time, resign...
4th Feb 09
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Death and Taxes

That old adage, “There are only two certainties, death and taxes” left one out,...
25th Jan 09
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The Inauguration of America

Today, January 20th 2009 is as many have said a historic day.  Much more...
20th Jan 09
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Burn the Floor

Peta Murgatroyd and Damian Whitewood Damon & Rebecca Sugden Burn the Floor Post Street...
15th Jan 09
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Twentieth Century

Rebecca Dines, Dan Hiatt TheatreWorks – Twentieth Century Production Imagery
8th Jan 09
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Long Story Short

Pearl Sun and Ben Evans TheatreWorks Long Story Short Production Photography
15th Dec 08
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Authenticity

Authentic imagery can never be obtained through insincere intent.
19th Nov 08
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Clarity

Like most artists I struggle with many facets of my own work. Perhaps the...
14th Nov 08
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A New Day

It has been a very long time since I have held hope in American...
5th Nov 08
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Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Dinkelspiel Auditorium – Stanford University
17th Oct 08
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Connecting

As many of you know, the vast majority of my imagery consists of complete...
13th Oct 08
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A Quote

“You get your best pictures when you engage in a process of discovering each...
8th Oct 08
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Radio Golf

C. Kelly Wright and Aldo Billingslea TheatreWorks Radio Golf production imagery This image was...
8th Oct 08
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Reconnecting

Just recently I have had the chance to reconnect with a man who was...
8th Oct 08
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The Bubble Project

Yes, I know that it has been quite some time since I’ve written a...
19th Sep 08
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Into The Woods

Mindy Lym Broadway by the Bay – Into The Woods Live performance imagery
10th Sep 08
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Michael

I’ve written in the blog many times about the people who I have met...
8th Sep 08
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Faces

Tracy received her most recent issue of LensWork today. For those that are not...
5th Sep 08
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Communities

Over at Onexposure, a community where I participate, I noted that in the Member...
1st Sep 08
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Acknowledgment

If you’ve happened upon this page, you know that I tend to write my...
26th Aug 08
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Finding what I like

Before I begin I wanted to say that the way I now input images...
23rd Aug 08
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Surprised? Me too!

Well, if you’ve happened over here you undoubtedly have seen something new. After three...
23rd Aug 08
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Life Events

I was once told by a man whose name I cannot remember that “One...
17th Aug 08
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Grey Gardens

Beth Glover as Little Edie in Grey Gardens TheatreWorks Mountain View PAC
15th Aug 08
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Family Matters

It’s a rare occasion when my entire family can go on a vacation together....
9th Aug 08
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Forever Tango 2008 San Francisco Tour

Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda Post Street Theatre San Francisco Publicity Imagery
1st Aug 08
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Presentation Site Update

I have often captured the performance imagery of artists who are dancers be they...
30th Jul 08
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The Evolution of the Musings

One of my friends who I have just reconnected with wrote to me the...
21st Jul 08
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Design and Publishing

Tracy was recognized for her photographic work by Design and Publishing. The author of...
1st Jul 08
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Perspectives

It’s amazing how different perspectives can be. I have a long time friend in...
26th Jun 08
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Multitasking

Multitasking. It’s a moniker that so many people in today’s society prize. The other...
25th Jun 08
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Critique’s

I participate at Onexposure and one of the features that I find well done...
23rd Jun 08
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The Bane of my Existence – Musings

During my break I was not sure whether or not I would write in...
21st Jun 08
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Break, yet again…

I will be taking a break from photography for a bit. Right now it...
18th Jun 08
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Happiness is…..

Although the date on this musing is June 16 2008, I write this on...
16th Jun 08
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Anniversary

June 4th, 2008 It never ceases to amaze me how life’s twists and turns...
4th Jun 08
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Photography can be a very, very frustrating pursuit. I have not been happy lately...
3rd Jun 08
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I have endured both physical pain and trauma without complaining. I seldom shed a...
29th May 08
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My day today started out in a way no one wants.  I got word...
27th May 08
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MAN! My pal Vernon Trent called me ‘lazy’ last night because I had not...
25th May 08
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Musings and Change (again…)

“I think people miss your Musings babe.” Hum those are the exact words Tracy...
24th May 08
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Senior Prom

This has been a tough year in many ways as well as one that...
17th May 08
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Growing pains

I have mentioned a few times here that I have/had participated in several online...
4th May 08
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Series

For quite some time I have given thought to taking my work toward a...
29th Apr 08
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A Day with my Daughter

I just returned from a weekend visit with my daughter who is attending college....
27th Apr 08
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Thinking of faces

I participate at Onexposure.net and another photographer, Emily Bem posed a question in the...
5th Apr 08
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Expansion

Yes, it’s been a very long time since I have had both the time...
31st Mar 08
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L Glass Heirlooms

Yesterday Tracy and I stopped by my aunt’s home to return the photo album...
11th Mar 08
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Uncle Harvey’s Eulogy

Today was my uncle Harvey’s memorial service and I wanted to reprint part of...
8th Mar 08
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In honor of

In honor of my aunt, uncle and father, I will display their childhood family...
7th Mar 08
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Honor

I had been in a foul mood yesterday.  Many things contributed to my mood. ...
4th Mar 08
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The end of an era

At the end of the day today I was surprised to see a message...
26th Feb 08
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Another break?

I have been taking a break from shooting over the past month and have...
25th Feb 08
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Relationships

So what does it all mean?  Pictures I mean.  I guess in a world...
20th Feb 08
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Face to face

Well, I’ll be taking a break for a bit from blogging.  After assembling my...
9th Feb 08
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Let’s Tango!

Today I released my second book for sale, Moments of Passion – photography of...
6th Feb 08
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Tree Hugging

Wow, musings four days in a row.  I don’t believe I’ve done this since...
24th Jan 08
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Daft?

If you’re wondering if I fell on my head simply because you’ve noticed that...
23rd Jan 08
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Possibilities

Amazing.   It is truly a marvel how one thing leads to another.  I’ve...
22nd Jan 08
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Health

It’s been a very long time since I’ve been ill, but I am.  Yesterday...
21st Jan 08
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Substance

For quite some time I have enjoyed participating in blogs, as it has given...
18th Jan 08
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Camaraderie

This weekend in two unrelated and unexpected ways, I was reminded of the power...
14th Jan 08
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Interactions

For me I often find that my thoughts are a culmination of several days...
8th Jan 08
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New Beginnings

Happy New Year!   I have taken thousands of photographs in pursuit of this...
1st Jan 08
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Happy Birthday to me…

Of course I have to write something for Christmas!  Unlike many of my musings,...
25th Dec 07
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Giving

The Christmas season has always been a very special time of year for me. ...
22nd Dec 07
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Priorities

I remember the first time I looked through Annie Leibovitz’s book “A Photographer’s Life...
16th Dec 07
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Serendipity

Throughout my photographic lifetime I have met and encountered so many individuals it is...
13th Dec 07
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What is not petty

My gosh where does the time go?  It’s been quite a while since I’ve...
10th Dec 07
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Struggle

For the past three years I have encountered periods in my photographic journey where...
2nd Dec 07
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Not this again!

Well folks, its that time of year again.  I’ve become tired of my style...
23rd Nov 07
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Giving Thanks

Today in the United States is Thanksgiving Day.  I had planned on taking a...
22nd Nov 07
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My exhibit and my blessings

Forgive me if I don’t have a completely coherent musings right now.  I just...
17th Nov 07
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Doubts in light of support

I find that my soul is sometimes the epitome of a dichotomy.  Anyone, including...
16th Nov 07
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Can it really be – year 3?!

Wow, can it really be that I am going into my third year of...
9th Nov 07
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Influences

Over at Onexposure.net a man commented on a recent photograph of mine stating, “Great...
6th Nov 07
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Moments of Humanity – Solo Photographic Exhibit

November 5 to December 20 2007 ArtShare 25 Gallery – San Mateo, CA
5th Nov 07
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My Exhibit “Moments of Humanity”

Almost two years ago I began this blog on November 9 2005 with the...
2nd Nov 07
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Meaningful

Even though I sometimes believe that I have matured as a human, there are...
29th Oct 07
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Gatherings

I have mentioned this over and over again in this section and I will...
21st Oct 07
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Knives and the Internet

The media often sensationalizes the negative side of the internet.  Certainly there are some...
14th Oct 07
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Getting Ready

If you’ve followed my little blog for the past seven days you’ve seen the...
8th Oct 07
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Bizzare warning

I wanted to alert you that this week, I will be running a series...
1st Oct 07
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“Oochy coochy oochy coo”

What is it about babies that is utterly irresistible?  Perhaps it is simply Nature’s...
28th Sep 07
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Intentions

I have mentioned that I have an upcoming exhibit this fall and the curator...
27th Sep 07
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Contemplating a change of style

It’s funny as I have not been moved to write a musing in quite...
20th Sep 07
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You never know when or how

Whew, it’s finally Friday.  I’m not sure what is was about this week, but...
7th Sep 07
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In the eye of the beholder

What makes a good photograph?  What makes a great one?  And what makes a...
6th Sep 07
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Looking inside

477 days ago May 11, 2005 I took a photograph that became very personal...
3rd Sep 07
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The desire to tell a story

Tonight my daughter sent me to the market to buy some vanilla ice cream...
30th Aug 07
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Motorcycle racing and the art of photographic maintenance

Fear.   When allowed, it can encroach into many facets of life.  I recently...
28th Aug 07
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Sticks in your spokes

Sometimes one just outgrows a need.  Such is the case with my consistent participation...
25th Aug 07
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Putting aside the petty

The other night I had to send Tracy some of the images that I...
23rd Aug 07
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Sensor painting

I have the benefit of having two remarkable artists as critics, Larry Fodor and...
21st Aug 07
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Forever Tango

Alejandra Gutty & Juan Paulo Horvath Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango! Live Performance Photography –...
15th Jan 07