a journal of observations, obsessions and inspirations

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WORK IN PROGRESS

PASSION & GLORY AT THE OPERA [The Tenor Book]
Passion & Glory at the Opera

I’ve talked with four generations of those who are tenors, want to be tenors, train them, support them, hire them and appreciate them: Singers of all voice types, conductors, teachers, directors, coaches, impresarios, composers, critics, a fight director, a makeup artist and a vintage record collector. The richness of these 150 or 160 conversation-encounters will seep into what ends up in the book. How, exactly, does that happen? I don’t know. But it filters through me.

PUBLICATIONS

THE ART OF MAKING OPERA
two seasons with San Diego Opera
a two-years-in-the-making documentary-photo&text book – shot in San Diego, written in Prague
Foreword by conductor Richard Bonynge

TYPED LIVE, EXCUSE ERORS
photographers @ technology’s crossroads
part history, part personal journey documenting an online photography group before there were Twibes on Twitter or Like Buttons on Facebook… and yes, the misspelling is intentional
Foreword by scholar Eric McLuhan

INSIDE THE MUSIC
performance portraits 1993-1997
musicians on stage – clubs, festivals, street fairs

ON-STAGE AND BACKSTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY APPEARS IN:

opera-mag-smOpéra Magazine [France]
Opera Magazine [UK]
Opera News
Opera Now
OPERNWELT [Germany]
PhotoMetro
The White House Journal
The Young Person’s Guide to the Opera [book]
Falling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd [book]
San Diego Opera Spotlight [documentary video series]
HERMANN PREY – Stille meine Liebe [film]

SOLO EXHIBITS

ARTE PER LA MUSICA – Taber Mandros Exhibition Space
THE ART OF MAKING OPERA – The Photo Factory Gallery
PICTURE THIS! A NIGHT AT THE OPERA – LaVae Gallery
INSIDE THE MUSIC – The Photo Factory Gallery
A FANTASY LIFE OF THE ARTIST – LaVae Gallery

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITS

San Diego Art Institute – San Diego, California
International Photography Exhibit – Del Mar, California
Off the Highway II – Chester, Virginia
Off the Highway – Denver, Colorado / Aspen, Colorado
Summer Southern Exchange/Graduate School – Claremont, California

STUDIES

Design for the Theatre – Mount Holyoke College / San Diego State University
Studio Art / Art History / English Literature – San Diego Mesa College
Papermaking – with Georgia Laris
Alternative Photographic Processes – with Suda House
Abstract Painting – with Reed Cardwell