Fine Tuning A Creative Life

Fine Tuning A Creative Life

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in A Passing Glimpse

Exploring and learning is the center of my constant personal creative path. I live there. As a lifelong music fan and collector, I’ve wanted to play guitar for more than 4 decades. Seems it’s time. With plenty of encouragement from a great friend over the past couple of years, I got the bug that I’ve been […]

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was truly not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag, and I […]

New Semester Invites New Media

New Semester Invites New Media

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

Creating a powerful and impactful story or image no longer requires that the photojournalist carry a bag of expensive cameras, lenses, and tripods. Capturing and sharing creative, personal, and engaging stories has changed with the technology of today’s smartphones and handheld devices. This semester I’m teaching a New Media Photojournalism course at VCU. All student […]

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

I shared a classroom with more than 100 creatives this semester. We debated, laughed, conversed, and more than a few times confronted our personal comfort zones. They were challenged, inventive, and at times hesitant to share their authentic voice. But when they did, it made the difference. With the fall semester coming to a close […]

secondhand light

After a well needed and successful breather from classes over the past month, today is the beginning of my Spring semester and my yearlong sprint towards a December graduation. Aside from the annual reruns of holiday soundtracks, television programs, mountains of sugar coma sparkly treats, and family fruitcake, I was happy to occasionally locate some quality time […]

pondering thoughts

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse, black and white | No Comments

Upon dashing towards the door, I grabbed my coffee as I filled a bag with fruit for my lunch. That’s when I saw her. A lovely blonde with big wavy curls dressing up my bag of grapes while sporting the brightest red Santa hat I’ve ever seen. Her lips were the only thing redder. I […]