I sold my 1979 Electra Guitar in 2018. It was a sad day but it found a happy Electra Guitar Collector. Being a minimalist I have had to let go of many nostalgic items.
"John Ford" point in monument Valley, UT. Several John Ford movings were made her and John Wayne starred in a few of them.
One of Mary Colter's architectural masterpieces, located at the Grand Canyon.
The intake towers at Hoover Dam in 2015
At Sun Studio in Memphis TN
I find beauty in flowers and in most everything.
A collage of some of my Vegas pics from the early 1990s
Bend but don't break.
I like photographing people, too. This is Nate, a former guitar student who came to me when he was 23 and drove up in his patriotic car. He and the car were too unique, so I just had to work with him.
A guitar I painted and used as a photo prop.
I like portraits of people that are not staged, but very casual.
Train crossing a bridge in my hometown of LaSalle IL.
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Lighting and form, becomes dramatic in B&W.
Fremont st in Las Vegas 1994
Barn on a hill in rural Illinois.
Ancient Pueblo in Arizona
I live for sights like these, too.
Nate, ten years later in 2013
Trains have been a big part of my life.
Line art I did in the late 1980s
A model I built in 1993 of the Milwaukee Road depot in my hometown of Mendota. The model and a large diorama is on permanent display at the Mendota Depot RR museum.
Monument Valley UT, the road is one in the Forrest Gump movie.
Napoleon Garcia whom I met in New Mexico. Search his name and find out which famous woman artist he is connected to!
Near every church there's a bar, somewhere in Illinois.
I think of people like flowers and when they are in full bloom ya gotta get the camera out and ask if you can take their picture. I met this person on the train. The sun was setting and I asked him to look out a window. This is why I love photography.
The energy of guitars
I like to think, rather than accept anything I am told I should believe. I am closed to deception.
In my music room. The year is 2015 before my de-cluttering and journey to minimalism really got underway.
In my minimalism room. The year is 2018. By September the room had been almost completely emptied. Most of the rooms in the house had also been de-cluttered.