What makes an exceptional photo?
Great Timing and an Eye for the Extraordinary!
The magic ingredients a photographer needs to go beyond the right equipment and knowing how to use it.
From the explosive energy of dance, to the drama and laughter of theater, to the spine-tingling emotional directness of music, the performing arts are among the most positive and compelling of human endeavors. My goal is to capture the essence of a performance and the moments that define performers and their art.
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At the Granada Theatre a week ago today, this young pianist of uncommon talent, using prodigious technique and impeccable taste, went from subtle and lyrical to exhilarating yet precisely measured, never veering into excess, while keeping you on the edge of your seat. A bravura and very satisfying performance!
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Billed as an epic face-off, the Chuck Prophet and Garland Jeffreys show was definitely an evening of high-energy rock’n and rooollin’ good times. This Sings Like Hell (what is it, number 300?) show started off with a set by long-time Prophet collaborator and big-talent-in-her-own-right Stephanie Finch. Then things kicked up…
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Opera Santa Barbara’s triumphant finale to their 2015 – 2016 Season was a two-punch knockout. Starting with more nuns than you could shake a censer at, and the heart-rending downfall of Sister Suor Angelica, transcendently sung by Maria Kanyova. “Gianni Schicchi” lightened things up considerably after the intermission. It made for…
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Linda Ronstadt’s music and career make a pretty compelling subject for a show, even more so when Linda Ronstadt is the one telling the story. For about 70 minutes she held the audience at the Lobero Theatre spellbound and loving it as she recounted her life, with a slideshow, snippets from her…