Wine Bottle and Glass Colour

Photograph of a wine bottle and glass

This is the original version of the Wine Bottle and Glass, done as a client lighting test, never used by that client, and now available at Fine Art America.  Interestingly enough, it is also the most stolen of my images over the web by Big designers to mom and pop web sites.  As I did, for your own amusement go to the Google search images page, mouse drag a jpg over it and watch what happens.     Sometimes what happens is quite scarey; it is your choice what you do afterwards. Enjoy this image and feel free to comment which image you like better. read more

Rose 1

black and white red rose

This rose image now available at Fine Art America was inspired by the photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto and his book Hana(Japanese for flower).

I love books, always did and probably always will. When I was single, I would happily spend my free time visiting countless bookstores searching out the latest photography publications and/or the ones just marked down as specials. Later I would spend my evening hours reading and reviewing the imagery to draw my inspiration from.  Hana was one of these.  I loved how his work in black and white heightened the awareness of a flower’s form, the sharp focus, and the clear detail.  Enjoy the image, to comment about it and of course feel free to share across any social media platform. read more

Water Pitcher and Bowl

Water Pitcher and Bowl

You do not see with the lens of the eye.  you see

through that, and by means of that, but you see

with the soul of the eye.

John Ruskin

This water pitcher and bowl resides in the hallway of my sister-in-law’s beautiful Muskoka home.  I was always attracted to it, always wanted to  photograph it, and finally did.  It wasn’t the most pleasurable of shoots, always being afraid that something or anything could damage the fragile subject.  Beside the underlying fears, the shoot went well, the water pitcher and bowl were eventually returned undamaged, and the first print resides at her house; a woman’s retreat called My Friend Fran’s. I’m happy to announce this image is also now available for sale at Fine Art America. read more