Sarasota Portraits


Two days ago Mari and I celebrated two years plus one month in Sarasota and one year in our wonderful home on Phillippi Creek. For my photography profession the move from Boston has been a bit of a shock. In Boston I had a 35 year reputation and a wonderful studio. In Sarasota I am just another “guy” with a camera.

To kick start my portrait work here in Sarasota, I place an ad in a newsletter offering free portraits at my home on Phillippi Creek. A number of people responded and I have posted some samples of the portraits we made together here in my scaled down studio in my home. (I made a couple of portraits before the ad) Click to View Portraits.



It has been quite some time since I have posted something here to this blog. Other life’s chores have taken precedent.. Sindy, Mari’s friend of over twenty years, came to visit from wintery New Hampshire. She was gracious enough to let me turn my camera on her and create some portraits. I think the results were quite good as you can see.

Sindy has been focusing on creating rainbows in her life, hence the background music for the slideshow.

Maggie, Lorna & Tony


I met Maggie, Lorna & Tony through Debbie (my sister-in-law) who had been dog sitting for Karen & Tim Stark. The dogs were very cooperative as long as treats were involved. The video is a homage to William Wegman who had videoed first his dog Man Ray and than later included Fay Ray.

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What he did with getting them to move their heads had always tickled me and here in this video Maggie and Lorna revised the rolls of Man Ray and Fay Ray.

Many thanks to Debbie for assisting in this session.

As all previous photos in my posts, these photos were made with the Canon G10. The video was also made with the Canon G10 and was edited in Final Cut Express.