Three Moments in Arlington National Cemetery. 2017

Arlington National Cemetary is a 'holy site' of American cultural life.  It is visually iconic and - if you let it - profoundly moving.  A representation of the human cost of statehood and identity. 

Here are three images taken during my visit in summer of 2017.

All images taken in 2017 on 35mm photographic film.

Five Reasons I Like to Photograph French Doors on Film

There are unconscious patterns that emerge when one looks at their own photographs.  It appears that while traveling in France, I like to photograph doors on film.  Here are five images that illustrate why.

#1 - Because they stand still and make it easy for beginners.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France

  • Time: July 2001

  • Camera: Canon Rebel 2000

  • Film: Kodachrome 64

#2 - Because textures look amazing on black and white film.

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  • Location: Saint-Sulpice des Pommiers, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#3 - And because the shadows really stand out.

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  • Location: Pau, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Tri-X

#4 - Because the color contrast can be striking.

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  • Location: Madiran, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400

#5 - Because the old buildings have great character.

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  • Location: Saint-Emilion, France.

  • Time: October 2014

  • Camera: Fuji GF670

  • Film: Kodak Portra 400