26 Jan 2015 | 10 Comments | Insects etc. »

A stained-glass sphinx rules a haunted world
of torn-up roads, on a never-ending search
for her shadow.

A Praying mantis searches for her shadow.

Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

19 Jan 2015 | 11 Comments | Birds »

Bored with beauty, a cardinal glances
to the side and then blinks,
the only one still awake.

A cardinal glances<br />
 to the side and then blinks

Northern Cardinal | Cardinalis cardinalis

13 Jan 2015 | 10 Comments | Insects etc. »

A flurry of wings showered in sparks
from the sun, dressed for success in gold.

European Honey bee, Apis mellifera

Honey bee | Apis mellifera

6 Jan 2015 | 13 Comments | Insects etc. »

No chance to lure her back to the civilized world,
ready to jump off the cliff of gravity.

An ant ready to jump

Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

No Boundaries
Making up for lost time, an egret leaps
into the sun, a showgirl with no boundaries.

The Walls of Heaven
Like a wizard crafting spells in threes, a gyrfalcon
so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven.

Fiery Tails
Trailing the last moments of daylight
in the twilight streets, fiery tails
excite the air.

As part of “Canton’s Acts of Culture Week 2014″, I held a photography workshop
at the Canton Public Library. Some of the best photos were taken by Akash Nallani.
Akash Nallani

Dick Wagner
The great rock guitarist Dick Wagner is gone. I’ve been a fan
since his time leading The Frost; I was fortunate to see them
many times at sock hops around Detroit.

I made this portrait of him not long ago and it was a real pleasure
to know it was one of his favorites; he used it as the cover
of his last album, “Captured”.

It takes a great spirit to make such great music – rest in peace, Dick Wagner.
Dick Wagner

Golden Bullets
Late for a forgotten appointment with the sun,
mallards transform into golden bullets.

Hiding Her Obsessions
A newcomer to the pollination game, she slips
out of focus while arranging her flight, hiding
her obsessions to keep the world at bay.
Honey bee

Lost God
Looking for cab fare, traveling from dawn to dusk,
a lost god falls into a colorful snare.