Photography

Spotted: Shoes “listening” to Easter sermon at Trinity Church

We admit to being influenced by the photojournalists we’ve known who manage to capture an image that’s just a little bit off kilter, which ultimately makes it better than if it had been “perfect”. That is our take on this photo shot during the Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett’s sermon during the Easter service this morning at […]

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

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

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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Atherton photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in March at Portola Art Gallery

“A Walk on the Wild Side,” a collection of wildlife and landscape photographs by Larry Calof of Atherton, is featured this March at the Portola Art Gallery. The exhibit includes images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. After a successful 30-year career in corporate and securities law, Larry rediscovered his […]

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Betsy Sergeant Snow travels to Cuba with cameras in hand – and “oh those cars!”

M-A digital arts teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow, currently on sabbatical, thought she’d travel to Cuba to photograph windows. And she did, a bit. But what filled more frames was the country’s famous old cars — the topic of this post — and the wonderful faces of the Cuban people (to come at a later time). Betsy was in […]

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Spotted: Two photojournalists sharing “war” stories at Cafe Borrone

There was a reception for photojournalist David Burnett (left in photo) on Tuesday night at Cafe Borrone. David’s photos will be on display through mid-April. We captured a moment between David and Neil Menschel.  The two photographers lived parallel lives in the 20th century. What they talked about we don’t know. But both have captured photos of the rich and powerful as well as the […]

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

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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Photographer Alan McGee casts his lens at Rodin’s white works

Over a course of more than a decade, Portola Valley-based photographer Alan McGee photographed the works of Rodin, first at nearby Stanford and then at other locations. A portion of those photographs are on display in February at Portola Art Gallery in an exhibit titled Rodin en Blanc. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, […]

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Spotted: InMenlo crew at Pier 24 Photography

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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Walking the streets of downtown Menlo Park with camera in hand

Photographer Jay Maisel tells us to “go out empty” when we walk out to make pictures. Last Saturday morning I did just that as I grabbed my camera on a morning of intermittent showers/rain and sunshine. I was helping my spouse run an errand where I’d have an hour or so of downtime. I thought this would […]

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San Francisco Streets – An Evolution in Personal Style

My interest in photography was rekindled a number of years ago when I bought a Canon Digital SLR and a couple of lenses. That first DSLR was a Canon 30D and it served me well. As often happens with a new hobby, I went in “whole hog” – buying lots more gear along with taking […]

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