June 20, 2013

Light

It just finished raining, the clouds broke but not for long.
End of the day was drawing near as the sun was fighting to poke through for one last flood of brilliance.
The beauty of the light was stunning. I had to shoot something, quickly, anything, no matter where.
A closed car wash in Albuquerque held the days last light, and my memory.

Light

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June 10, 2013

Mentor

As seen on cowbird.com

Those hands…they guided me, shaped me and shown me the way all of these years.
There were times that I had no idea they were leading me, but in deed they were.
So here I sit, looking at those hands in such a battered state from all of the nurses and doctors endless pricking.
It is now my turn to lead. You are never truly prepared for moments like these;
they are thrust upon you like the chilly wind from an approaching storm.
But it is now me who must lead these hands, these hands that piloted bombing missions over Germany,
flew in the face of tradition to run businesses, took chances to succeed, always leading.
Now me.
How little did I know I was ready!

Mentor

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Here and Now

My first entry on the site cowbird.com

The Here and Now
Diving deep into the world of bullfighting with a group of Texans I spent 3 years on and off
Pursuing a personal photographic project. In my time I’ve experienced many things, but this, this was another thing all together. The Fiesta Brava, and everything that surrounds it is such a different reality to any I have known.

As time grew, I became as at home with these people as if they were my own. We became friends, friends I made there in this dusty raw land that is the border are to this day as strong as any I have made in my life. I guess when the elephant hanging around in the room is death, everything is a bit stronger, smokier, sweeter…real.

I observed the struggles, the conflicts, the fear in these matadors and aficionado’s.
Never did it change. It was the drug of living life to the razors edge that beckoned some,
but to others, it was what gave them license to carry on the day to day.

Celebrating this life just because it is here and now.

Here and Now

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