This is like looking at a cake. You see the frosting, but not the inside. And that is what art gallery viewing is all about in the Southwestern Galleries in Santa Fe and Taos. Photos are not allowed inside the galleries, and rightfully so. But something I was able to do in my book "Paris for Lovers," #630628. So what I'm showing you here are a few of the scenic highlights from Santa Fe to Taos - as we took 6 days to examine over 60 private and public galleries, a foundry, the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe, and her home in Abiquiu where we had a pre-arranged semi-private showing - sans cell phone, cameras, purses, and backpacks. And that was my approach to the restaurants, a time to enjoy, and not poke a lens at anyone or their art. My suggestion - go see them for your self, and take in some of these locales - or just get copy of this book.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.
Pancho 50th Anniversary Published January 27, 2015
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Some Selfies Remembered Published December 15, 2014
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South America SNAPSHOTS Published April 15, 2014
From Film to Digitally ENHANCED IMAGES Published October 07, 2013
Come Fly With Me Published October 07, 2013
John F. Kennedy at WHISKEYTOWN Published September 06, 2013