Category Archives: Portrait

Jim Hubbell’s Skunkworks

James Hubbell – in the workshop, Santa Ysabel California You could call Jim Hubbell an artist, but you’d have to stretch the definition to cover drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, stained glass work, mosaics, jewelry, poetry and philosophy – and that … Continue reading

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Classic Noir

April – shot through a vintage Rolleiflex f/3.5 In the most general sense, Noir is a cinema term for a genre of film-making that concerns itself with evil, moral corruption, alienation and disillusionment. A classic Noir film featured women that smoked, … Continue reading

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In The Shaping Room, 2011

I’ve had half a dozen Skip Frye pin-tails but the first one was the absolute best. Ron Mackey gave me the two halves of his broken  8’6″ G&S Frye and I put it back together behind the ski shop where … Continue reading

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In The Shaping Room

Inland – far from the bright, sunny beaches where everybody surfs – is another world where surfboards are made. Surfboards are beautiful, clean sculptural objects. Surfboard factories are not. A surfboard factory usually has a small front office with battered … Continue reading

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Wide Wide West

   Bird Huffman in The Shed – February 2011 I’m an architectural photographer and over the years we’ve worked on some great projects all over the west: Texas, Oregon, Nevada and of course California. We’ve shot hospitals, schools, casinos, pretty … Continue reading

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