Mollusca: Oyster Dance

Stories found beachcombing along the ancient and in modern times deeply misused Gulf of Mexico, between the bivalves and the camera. The age of a shell cannot reliably be determined. I call the Gulf grandmother for she has known me and my mother before me our entire lives.

The doorway of a gastropod is called the aperture…. making the door, the operculum, a kind of shutter, a lens upon this infinite sea full of archetypes and other old stories.






Time Out

Lovely Florida intermission, Alachua, Citrus, Marion, St. Lucie and Pinellas County wilds. No edits, no filters. Fujifilm XT2, 35mm prime

Dubuque, Iowa, chartered in 1837 is a Mississippi River port city rich in history and 19th century industrial architecture. Once larger than Chicago, it was known as the “Gateway to the West”.

Ongoing revitalization of the downtown has brought an urban chic vibe to many of the lofted Millwork District buildings, which face out onto narrow cobblestone streets, some end-stopped with a glimpse of the river to the east. Remnants of industry remain intertwined with carefully restored facades, constantly surprising the eye.

But not everything gets saved. Demolition is underway at the massive, originally coal-fired, power generator station (now owned by Alliant Energy), which has stood to the east of downtown since 1881, a Dickensian leitmotif for the city’s Industrial Revolution roots.

Industrial architecture has captivated me for years. I have to shoot this massif- which I’d admired many times driving quickly by on the highway 61 overpass- before nothing more than a muddy lot remains.

Its context in the Gateway City also bears inclusion here; Dubuque has the great broad shoulders of the earliest, working, smokestack and iron cities upon which so much of the American dreamtime was built.

Working series title: The Eve of Destruction.

Dec 5th, 2019

note: all images unedited

Canon 50 F1.4

Experimenting with a fast Canon lens and window glass distortion, no post processing.IMG_0207-1CameronTreesIII

Under the Influence

On a William Eggleston tear


Grant County, Hwy M. Late November afternoon, 28 degrees. Moo cow cows.

Color dream

Winter monochrome, inflected. Lower Wisconsin Riverway, 3pm, 34 degrees.

Wisconsin river dreamtime

Wisconsin river dreamtime


Momma borrowed some brand new glass… and went wandering along the Wisconsin River bottoms, instead of shopping. #GreenFriday 2018

Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone

hold on tighter

Hold on tighter



Out on thin ice

Out on thin ice

Flood plain

Flood plain

Boat landing, Boscobel, WI

Boat landing, Boscobel, WI

Icebreak, fishing, Wisconsin River


Contour croplands, Kieler WI

Flood Control

a series witnessing the loss of knowable seasons and other climate disconnects in the unbearable Anthropocene era.

My half-acre.

...experiments in more sustainable living

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Nature's nuances in a nutshell

gina's sketches

I Draw and Paint Stories

Sea U Sooner Journey

Trish and Mike's Excellent Adventure

Vova Zinger's Photoblog

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Photojournalism Now

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Alec Soth's Archived Blog

Alec Soth's Blog from 2006-2007

eduardo libby: photography blog

Writings about the art and technique of photography. Mostly with Nikon and Olympus equipment.

RTW Roxy

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Caitlin Jean Russell

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The Astronomical Poet 🌙

The Astronomical Poet

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East & Balkans

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