Sweating Bullets or: How We Came to Love the Dreadful

Between 1991 and 1993, an obscure Canadian action TV series was made. Entitled Sweating Bullets in Canada and Tropical Heat elsewhere, it was based on the adventures of the Hawaiian shirt-wearing ponytail-sporting private eye,… Continue reading

Olympus Mju—Revived, Revisited and Reviewed

In every camera bag, there is a forgotten camera. Going through mine, I found the Olympus Mju (film camera, 35mm lens, f3.5) which had not been used since 2001. Fortunately, I had taken… Continue reading


Living in a dense urban landscape has its ups and downs. And they change season to season. The recent cold snap is enough to make us nostalgic for the stench of summer. This… Continue reading

Re-Fresh: Who Doesn’t Like A Story About Beer?

Every day in the early ’90s, I drove through Apatin in the province of Vojvodina, Serbia.  Apatin is the home of the Apatinska Pivara where the beer Jelen Pivo is made. This is a… Continue reading

Things Are Looking Up—This Evening

In 2009, a work opportunity took us to a small island in the Levant. We found ourselves in a culture that could easily lay claim to originating the term “social network”. In the… Continue reading

People and Landscapes of The Sahel

With the start of French military operations in Mali and likely follow-on operations by African nations, I hope these photos give a sense of what the Sahel looks like.  These pictures are from Chad and Sudan… Continue reading

Afghanistan, 2002

In 2002, I was able to spend time in Afghanistan between August and October and to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif and Bamyan. The Taleban had gone (as it turned out, temporarily) and there was relative peace in most of the… Continue reading

One Street, Two Blocks, Three Colors

It was a beautiful sunny winter’s day today and while New York is never dull, it can be drab. So while running errands I set myself a challenge: walking down one street, in… Continue reading

Grand Central Light

On any day, Grand Central Station in New York offers some great photo opportunities: architecture; people; trains; or, found objects.  My favourite is to photograph people as they walk through the sunlight that… Continue reading

Kafana restaurant, New York City

A few nights ago, DW ate at Kafana restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village.  The restaurant  bills itself as serving “authentic Serbian food”.  Having spent a lot of time in the various Balkan countries (Croatia,… Continue reading