Category: Blog

Saving Hasselblad

When I read the shocking news this week that drone maker DJI was buying Hasselblad the venerable camera maker it brought back memories. Not just my unpleasant memories of owning a Hasselblad 500ELM and a few lenses. I loved the image quality but I detested how complex it was to use the camera and how …

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Seasons Greetings

1993 Xmas Card

As far back as I can remember my family created and sent our own original Christmas Cards.  Yes, my heritage is Jewish, but we never practiced, and like many German Jews in Cincinnati we celebrated Christmas. I have continued the tradition of making my own Christmas cards since I moved out of my parents’ house …

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Innocent Bystander

Lisa pulling the pots Raku firing

That would be me… the innocent bystander. Or I might be a teaching assistant, or the photographer/videographer or even occasionally a LSH (long suffering husband.) We were at Peters Valley Craft Center in northern NJ where My wife Lisa G Westheimer was teaching a Raku firing ceramics workshop. She has been a full time potter …

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Taking Stock

Magenta Globe

The photos for this post should be shot through a hazy filter since the story sounds impossible in light of the current state of the stock photography market and the memories are unclear. I was thinking back to when I used to make a decent income from stock photography. Yeah, like Getty Images… but different, …

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Open a Vein

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” (said to be from Ernest Hemingway, but the quote has been attributed to others and the source probably predates Hemingway.) Regardless of who said it, the sentiment is real. Writing isn’t hard, but writing well is very hard. …

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