Organic Chemistry

organic chemistry {noun} the chemistry of carbon compounds (other than simple salts such as carbonates, oxides, and carbides)

October 5, 2010

This blog has moved.

July 8, 2010

Summer Prints

Summer is finally here! To celebrate, I would like to make available any print from my portfolio. Here's the deal:

You can purchase any print from my website or blog. The 8x10 artist proofs will cost $20 and that includes shipping. Please email details including what print you would like, where to ship, and contact information. In return, i will send you information to make a PayPal payment. If anyone is interested in trading prints, I will gladly consider this as an option.

Happy summer!

June 7, 2010

First Photo

This was the first snap of my shutter for the week. I was volunteering with my son's fourth grade class on a field trip where the kids traveled a mock Oregon Trail. I saw this reflection in the water at the beginning of the trip.

May 25, 2010

With Longer Days Ahead

The views are shifting with the season.

April 6, 2010

The absent portrait

I think this picture needs a body...

April 1, 2010


I just added the 2008 project "Living Within Limits: A Collaboration With Nature" to my website. Please check it out. Also, if you are interested in the self-published book, you can find it here.

March 26, 2010


I took a picture of George Foreman tonight.

February 24, 2010

Found Gem

I was going through the archives tonight and found this image. I love finding little gems like this. I wonder why it didn't catch my attention earlier?

February 23, 2010

Lacking Expression

Things have been busy lately. I am in a complicated place and, for many reasons, have not been able to express myself through photography the way I once did. It's a nothing more than a lull. I'm quite sure of it. Many things are going on with my family and in me. Fortunately, I have been able to collect a few thoughts over the past several weeks. It was nice to work on some fresh scans tonight. Despite not shooting as much as I would like as of late, I have captured some of the things I DO want to say...and they follow.

February 1, 2010

A Mother's Response

I just finished reading a fantastic post on Ian Aleksander Adams' blog about his mother's response to his project Gray Days. Ian consistently has engaging content on his blog, but this particular post opens the door for so much interesting discussion about photography and art as it relates to the resulting intentions and reception. Also, the relationships that affected or influenced by or because of the art, not to mention the relationships inspiring the work in the first place. It is an excellent read and I highly recommend it. I also invite discussion based around this post. I would love to hear your thoughts.

All Images © Ian Aleksander Adams Gray Days

December 31, 2009

Starting off 2010 the right way...

...drum roll...

Finally, I have taken the time and effort to get all of my work into one place;

Thanks to the encouragement and advice of some close friends and a kick in the butt by Kirk Mastin, I have produced a bona fide website. I thought the eve of a new decade would be a great time to make the announcement...

Have safe and pleasant New Year's celebrations and while nursing that hangover, stop by and check out the new site.

December 7, 2009

Images © Keliy Anderson-Staley

Besides offering amazing photography through print and downloadable format, Daylight Magazine has some very nice multimedia projects from talented story tellers on their site. I like "Off the Grid" by Keliy Anderson-Staley. I look forward to seeing new multimedia projects as well photographic features and collaboratives from Daylight Mag.