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Oh sweet spring. Walking through the neighborhood, the scent of flowers fills the air. Jasmine! I lean down to inhale. And then the lilacs. They are pink, light purple, dark purple and the most wondrous: purple with white edges on each tiny flower. When I bury my face in them, the scent carries me to […]

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I just returned from five intense days of fine art portfolio reviews in Houston at the bi-annual Fotofest. Fotofest is the world’s largest portfolio review which hosts approximately 45 reviewers and 130 artists per session (the five-day sessions run from March 15 to April 27). Photographers from around the world, me included, bring their work […]

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I recently taught at a portraiture class. When one of the students asked me how I work with people, here is what I said: “To me a portrait is not just a picture. It is an exploration of (and with) the person who sits before my camera. My approach, which has evolved over 30 years, […]

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Alex at 100

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thoughts about portraiture

What is a portrait, anyway? Why come to me if you can get a portrait done at the mall for practically nothing? I have been doing quite a lot of portraits lately so I thought I would say a few words. My approach to portraiture is that it is more like therapy than photography. In […]

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