Category Archives: Santa Paula Portrait Project

High Above Santa Paula with the Oddfellows

I had been looking longingly at the scaffolding on the Oddfellow’s Clock Tower for  what seemed like months.  What was going on up there?  I mentioned to Paul Skeels and Carlos Juarez that I would love to climb up on … Continue reading

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Portraits on July 4th

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I have been working on understanding all the various factors to portraiture so I can make some for the Santa Paula Portrait Project.  Gail Pidduck is blogging about her experiences and I’m working to catch up.  I’ve taken a lot … Continue reading

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Progress on the SP Portrait Project at SPTC

I was asked to photograph the actors in the Backstage at the Santa Paula Theater Center production.  The show was Bugs.  Very dark but I did not know that when I showed up to shoot the cast.  The title Bug … Continue reading

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I Like Portraits

I visited a photo show in Culver City recently where several dealers showed vintage photos.  I was struck by the number of portraits on sale.  Who would want to buy a portrait of somebody who was not your family member?  … Continue reading

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The SPPP (Santa Paula Portrait Project) Continues

After Gail and I talked we got ready to begin taking some portraits.  I think we are going to use the name Santa Paula Portrait Project.  I emailed her all the model release forms I had in English and Spanish.  … Continue reading

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The Santa Paula Portrait Project Begins

Gail Pidduck and I met at my gallery on Wed., January 5 to talk about our next project.  We both need one.  She planted the seed a few months ago and asked me to think about doing a series of … Continue reading

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