Category Archives: Multimedia

Photos, videos, sound

Concert review: FUSE Fest 2012

When I was a kid, I used to love reading reviews in Rolling Stone and SPIN magazines. Movie reviews, concert reviews, album reviews, all kinds of reviews. My late grandmother, Dorothy, used to say that I’d surely grow up to … Continue reading

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Photo walk: On being discarded

On the morning of Sept. 1, 2012, I went on a self-assigned photo walk on the Fresno State campus. I wanted to collaborate again with my friend Joseph Edgecomb, who previously made photographs with me in the Mural District and … Continue reading

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On the Grandaddy reunion and indie rock karaoke

When it comes to the legendary indie rock group Grandaddy, I’ve always found myself stuck somewhere between fawning journalist and fanboy collector. The Modesto boys definitely qualify as the band that has most changed my life. So, I was beyond … Continue reading

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On composing a new landscape

For the third assignment in my Photo 6 Digital Camera Fundamentals class this past spring, the instructor asked us to practice the main principles of photographic composition. We had to choose a single subject and then make two images each … Continue reading

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Ten-year house anniversary

Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. A good home must be made, not bought. Where thou art, that is home. You can never go home again. … Or can you just make a … Continue reading

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Radio story: Smart growth

A few years ago, when I taught the in-depth reporting class for Fresno State’s journalism department, I used to tell young reporters that if they really wanted to understand the news, they’d better start attending planning commission meetings. They would … Continue reading

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As seen through a filter

This past spring, I took an intro to Photoshop class at Fresno City College. It was a frustrating experience overall, mostly because the program itself has grown so gargantuan and counter-intuitive over the years that it takes a long, long … Continue reading

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