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The beauty of California shown through the lenses of InMenlo photographers

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Some of the hidden talents of the great InMenlo photographers, who shine while taking editorial portraits, is how talented they are when they cast their lenses at nature. That’s what we’re thankful for today. So before your fill your bellies with turkey and all that accompanies a Thanksgiving meal, feast your eyes on these wonderful […]

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Menlo Park women rally to make Firefly Institute photo camp happen – despite the North Bay fires

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When the North Bay fires forced the cancellation of the Firefly Institute’s photo camp for women, a group of Menlo Park women came to the rescue, opening their homes for the four days of the camp to the 25 attendees. “While Westerbeke Ranch, the camp’s location, was not in the evacuation area, the air quality was […]

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Palo Alto Photography Forum hosts photojournalist Ed Kashi in its initial lecture

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InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles recently got involved with the Palo Alto Photography Forum Lecture Series, started by Frederica Armstrong. The goal of the lecture series is to showcase prominent photojournalists, whose work, according to the organization’s website, “brings understanding to critical stories and promotes conversations and engagement on global and local issues.” “Being passionate about photography and […]

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Phillip Nicholas expands his photographic focus to pets

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We first profiled photographer Phillip Nicholas when he’d just landed in Menlo Park after living outside of Yosemite. While there he’d honed his landscape photography skills. He was teaching — another passion — at the Aperture Academy, which he continues to do. But some days he has open hours. Inspired by his next-door neighbor, a dog […]

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Photojournalist David Burnett’s exhibit at Cafe Borrone spans four plus decades

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Thanks to a local tie, Menlo Park is in for a treat when Cafe Borrone hosts an exhibit of photojournalist David Burnett’s work, on now through the third week of April. We had an opportunity to sit down and talk with the award-winning photographer at his sister Lisa’s house in Menlo. “Lisa kept telling me that […]

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Spotted: InMenlo crew at Pier 24 Photography

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Some of the InMenlo crew, including photographer and co-founder Scott Loftesness, contributing photographer Irene Searles and moi, took a field trip yesterday to San Francisco. First stop was Pier 24, which now houses photographic exhibits in a beautiful space. The works of British photographer Paul Graham were on display; read the Chronicle review here. Photo by Steve […]

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Photographer John Todd is comfortable on the sports field – and the outdoors

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John Todd (pictured, right) is a photographer who refuses to get pigeon- holed, being passionate about both landscape and sports photography. An exhibit of his work, currently on view at Freewheel Brewing Company in Marsh Manor, is testament to that fact. All available for purchase, they are, says John, “some of my favorite images from over the years. […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman appears at Kepler’s with Angie Coiro on Sept. 16

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Menlo Park-based photographer Mark Tuschman will be interviewed live by Angie Coiro for her In Deep Radio program at Kepler’s on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon. The event is free but registration is required. Mark is the author of Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge. For the past decade, he has journeyed across much […]

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Ugly sweaters and fine photography – all on display at HOME

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Friday night brought a mix of the ridiculous and sublime to the HOME store owned by Blair Morgan (back center, Santa hat) in downtown Menlo Park. Many attendees wore ugly Christmas sweaters at what was also a reception for photographer Neal Menschel (next to Blair in grey sweatshirt), whose winter and fall landscapes are on […]

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Phillip Nicholas brings his landscape fine art photography skills to Menlo Park

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Photographer. Guide. Teacher. Ask Phillip Nicholas, who moved to Menlo Park from El Portal just outside Yosemite a few months ago, which hat he most enjoys and he can’t quite narrow it down. “My passion is teaching,” he says. “But that said, I love to go outside for the photography and then come in and […]

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Exhibit of photographer Neal Menschel’s work is on display at Freewheel Brewing Company

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For as long as he can remember, photographer Neal Menschel has had an enduring and keen interest in telling the stories of others and giving a voice to those in the world who have no way of being heard. His exhibit at the Freewheel Brewing Company is an example of that philosophy. The Chords of Labor project began […]

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