Why Photograph?

“To show others what I cared about”

I had first picked up a camera at the age of seventeen, and photography immediately opened up my world. From the beginning, it was a way to show others what I cared about and a wonderful pretext for me to enter new worlds.

Peter Turnley, Parisians (2000)

You can see other reasons people make photographs here.

Why Photograph? Memories

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

Andy Warhol

I cherish the memories triggered by photographs (aka Kodak moments).

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, my hometown, in 1928. He was educated at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh.

You can see some other reasons people make photographs here.

Léa Seydoux for Louis Vuitton

Her full name is Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne. Seydoux has appeared in major Hollywood films including Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and No Time to Die (2021). This is an extraordinary ad campaign.

Louis Vuitton Advertisement, Washington, DC CityCenter (2022)

Saying Goodbye to 2021

As 2021 draws to a close I want to wish my readers a happy new year and share my final photographs of the year. I made them on the Mall in Washington, DC. It was a cloudy day. Even so, Washington was beautiful.

The Washington Monument reflected in the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial always sends a shiver down my spine.

The Jefferson Memorial is my favorite of Washington’s grand memorials. It is elegant and recently renovated.

I wish everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous new year.

Happy New Year!

Topaz Studio Not Ready for M1 Macs in Photoshop

Topaz Studio 2 is useful photo editing software. However, the Topaz Studio 2 Photoshop plugin will not run natively on an M1 Mac. It took me a while to figure this out. I hope Topaz will update the app.

This is what Topaz says on its website:

The current Studio 2 plugin is NOT M1 native. You will need to run Photoshop in Rosetta to use this plugin with M1 native Photoshop. The plugin will not appear until you do so even if it has been installed correctly. You can automatically run Photoshop through Rosetta by going to the “Get Info” section when ctrl + clicking on the Photoshop icon in Applications and selecting the “Run With Rosetta” checkbox.

But I don’t want to run Photoshop with Rosetta. That’s a large part of the reason I bought an M1 Mac.

Photographers Worth Following

I have been inspired by many photographers. I am sharing my favorites, which I will update as warranted. The list is in no particular order.

Last updated: May 20, 2022