Most people don’t know this, but when God made the Earth, he spilled a bit of Colorado in southwest Oklahoma. It was late on the 6th day, and he was tired, so he left it. That bit of Rocky Mountains in the Great Plains is […]
Happy Birthday, America. It is July 4, 2022. You look a little haggard these days, but then again, you are 226. I hope you have hundreds more as a vibrant democracy, serving as a “city on a hill.” But I’m afraid your run as a […]
I wrote in my last post that I love photographing small town Oklahoma because the towns have unique buildings and their own charm and character. However, as I photographed more places on my recent trip, I started to see patterns and similarities, some obvious, others […]
On a sunny Sunday morning, I pulled into Carmen, Oklahoma, parked my car, and started walking down the deserted Main Street. Carmen is a town of 355 people in western Oklahoma, far from any major road. I saw absolutely no signs of life as I […]
Let’s finish off this series with a few black and white shots. This concludes my series of photos from Western Oklahoma. Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at these photos and comment. Next, I’ll be writing about my three-week trip to Japan […]
The camera records what is in front of it, but it doesn’t always tell the entire story. Since I’ve started posting photos of western Oklahoma on my blog and Instagram, I’ve had many comments about the apparently derelict condition of my home state. As a result, […]
Oklahoma is beautiful and photographically interesting. Growing up in Oklahoma, I never saw it this way. Now that I live abroad, I see the charm in the little cafes, the majesty in the open spaces, and the character of the small towns. Sometimes in life, […]
When I tell people I’m from Oklahoma and ask them if they’ve ever been there before, I almost always get the same reaction. They look off into the distance, their brow furrows and a distressed look enters their eyes.