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Beautiful healing moments

I’m off tomorrow for knee replacement surgery. Most everything caught up in my life. Hui seems to be gracefully moving along with the best staff we have had. The puppies, all four of them spend the days lingering and hanging out on my porch at my feet. They are ten weeks old yesterday, and for […]

Fullness of this moment

In the buzz of this morning I’m reminded to take it all in feel it fully be with the life around and in me be again with the fullness insight arises I linger in the fullness of this moment and then and then let it go.

Showing up in neutral

Years ago I came upon this scene at the Pushkar Camel Fair. This is before my becoming a professional photographer. I was working on a tour of India and by this time (1968) I only shot a few photos, as that was all the film I could afford. To this day, this day this image […]

Seeing Simply

This past week we had a wonderful workshop called Rekindling The Creative Spirit. I would usually read this piece at the beginning of each of our workshops. I missed doing that so I now include it. Each of us has a vision, a pure way of seeing that is uniquely our own. We are like […]

Molokai Solstice

  Great evening, alone in front of the Grove. So much to be thankful and hopeful for in this upcoming year.

Path of excitement

Sometimes I wonder what is the result of this personal pondering. I want to simplify and understand what I naturally do in my life and in my photography.  How can I share what I have practiced for so long and make it addressable to those friends I teach and others I encounter? Lately I have […]

“More than one right answer”

    So here I am again, back to looking and musing with these images that have chosen my attention. Today, I’m focused on Ierusalems Hou church in Halawa Valley, at the east end of Molokai. I’m chewing on how I photograph the same subject in different ways.  One of the notions that Dewitt and […]

Art in my Life

  Years ago, when I received my first NGS assignment to photograph Molokai, I remember Bob Gilka (then director of photography) telling me, “this will probably be your most difficult assignment, as you will be working in your backyard.” He said this because,” so much for you has become so familiar that it is hard […]

When in Doubt, go up!

Years ago , during my first NGS assignment covering my island home, Molokai, my friend Paul Chesley came out to stay with me. He had just finished photographing a book on the Continental Divide for NGS. Paul was the person who gave me the encouragement to propose this story on Molokai.  As I was covering […]

Full gamut

    Today, I photographed great friend, Flint in the Hui pool. Actually, I was really interested in his new tattoo that took months to do. This image is so personal to him and symbolizes his spiritual path and, in fact his life. The carp’s struggle through the rapids, tells of man’s quest for enlightenment […]