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I love textures of all kinds. But rough textures are the best to photograph. Oblique lighting reveals all the nooks and crannies. This is a close up of a bit of skin. It could be a picture of the hide of an animal, for all its wrinkles and fur. But it is bark, the skin […]
The loquat tree in the back yard is just drooping with fruit. As soon as they are ripe, the squirrels will descend like locusts and the loquats will be gone. I worry about the branches, which are already strained with weight. Adding the weight of a couple of squirrels could be disastrous. The timing will be tricky […]
I was thumbing through a book of Paul Klee’s work and came across Little Tree Amid Shrubbery. At first it just looked like patches of color. When I looked at this piece from a distance, the bushes in the foreground came into clear focus. They were three dimensional. I still didn’t get the sky though. […]
My daughter Bethany has an idea for a book. She asked if I would like to illustrate it for her. I was delighted to accept the assignment. The first photos arrived shortly after I agreed. There is a wonderfully sinewy, slightly shaggy-barked tree in front of her house. She sent me several snaps of it […]