A Treasure Comes Back


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Chick Corea during a sound check during his tribute to Bud Powell Tour, Victoria Street Theater, Santa Barbara, California.
This image added on Tuesday September 7, 2021.

Jazz has always been an important part of my life, integral to my life, just like photography. Just like cycling. Just like tea. Put the two together and it brings a lot of happiness. I use to be the kid that would stand outside the clubs to hear, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Gabor Szabo. I just liked the music. Years later with a drivers license and the right to vote, I was very fortunate to have photographed for a small club in exchange for entry. The Jazz Hall brought the kings of jazz to an intimate setting. The night I met and photographed jazz drummer Elvin Jones, I thought I died and went to heaven. Simply known as the Jazz Hall, it…

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Close the wealth Gap, Keep SIPS OPEN

Today was my first day out in public, among others, among other citizens since the onset of Covid.

I was reminded how much I missed being around community, their pets, and signs, smiling and welcoming each other.

It was such a beautiful day to be protesting threatening conditions that may force more people back on the street in the glaring face of a virus with Greek Alpahbet attached.

The federal funding is here. The will of the people have spoken: Keep the Shelter-in-Place hotels open.

Save lives.

Maybe, Hopefully, Two is a Charm

Trump Impeachment Gathering, in the time before Covid, downtown San Francisco, California.

Please note, the peaceful nature of this gathering; just music, visual art, and a voice in unison demanding the impeachment of tRump.

Do we have a conviction on our horizon?



“The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must Be the Heart.” Fritz Lang, Metropolis, 1927. Watch a glimpse of this UNESCO film treasure here.

It’s in the Air

Over 2500 people walked together in unison on State Street in support of #FamiiesBelongTogether on Saturday June 30th, 2018 in SantaBarbara, California.
In case you need some inspiration or motivation to #Vote
Lenscratch curated a gallery of images that will have you/your loved ones off your derriere to #VOTENOW
The images are as diverse as our nation.
Have a look http://lenscratch.com/2020/11/vote-2/

Please vote your conscience.