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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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The Christian Eby Tall Case Clock Tale

All day and all night the tall case clock in the corner of the living room in Santa Paula, Calif. ticks.  The pendulum swings and the two weights move slowly down at the end of their chains.  The hands move … 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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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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Chapter 30 Point and Shoot (Another in the Reprint Series)

Point and Shoot I have a friend who once went to Central America for a week. When he got back he was asked if he had any pictures. He said that he did not have any pictures because he had … Continue reading

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What is Punktorialism? Reprint of an old column.

What Is Punktorialism? It’s time for a manifesto!  When was the last time we had a manifesto around Santa Paula.  What is a manifesto anyway?  Most people have heard that there was a thing called the Communist Manifesto.  See what … Continue reading

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