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Repo Man

I’ve finally moved by old Phlog (short for PHoto bLOG) from WordPress. Now I can run hog wild on my own site…

If you’d like to see the millions of previous posts, check out my original wordpress site, sacha … Read More

Phlog archive

I”ve been collecting my thoughts for a long time on my wordpress phlog (a.k.a. photo-blog) at

I won’t replicate those posts here but you can go back and read them in their original skinny format.

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Picture Page vs. Audio SlideShow

NYTimes staffer Nicole Bengiveno headed down to Atlanta to do a story on the home foreclosure trauma,where home foreclosures are up 75% over the prevoius month. Her excellent work ended up as a picture page in today’s paper. She wrote … Read More

China, mon amour

Sunday’s New York Times hit my doorstep with a major package on China’s pollution crisis, headlined with a huge photo stretching across 4/5 of the top front page.

What caught my eye was a prominent notice under that Chang Lee … Read More

22 Aug '07

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Leaping into Digital

August means another installment of the Leaping into Digital class at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. Designed for people who want to jump from silver based film to digital media. The class worked hard and this week I’m … Read More

19 Aug '07


Breathtaking: a wow multimedia story

I’m still struggling with how to bring all the pieces of a story together powerfully in an interesting multimedia format online. Here’s a great story from the Toronto Star: great images, a tightly written story piece so beautifully voiced (by … Read More

16 Aug '07


Just talkin: my Adobe Podcast

I love talking with interesting people. Last week I had breakfast with George Jardine, a very cool guy from Adobe who helped design Lightroom. We met at one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and talked about a few things … Read More

05 Aug '07


Photography in Modern Times: same as it ever was.

Last month in Rome, I visited Paolo Pellegrin’s Broken Landscapes, an excellent exhibition at Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

It’s a retrospective of sorts, work from 1995-today by a still young photographer who seems to have won every major journalism … Read More

16 Mar '07

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Eyes All Around

Everyone in New York is constantly looking, even the kitchen counter.

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15 Nov '06

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one decent image

When I was in graduate school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, I taught photography to undergrads but didn’t take any photo classes myself. But I always tried to carry my camera and I made this picture right in front … Read More