Field Notes

Salut! Welcome to my Field Notes, with stories from San Francisco, Paris, and elsewhere. This is a collection of adventures: the people I photograph; the kitchen escapes; tidbits from my life; special projects; and a California/Paris guide. Whew! I hope you'll come along; it's going to be a lovely time!

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The title explains it all. This band of artists/beauty seekers is PUBLISHING an ANTHOLOGY! We’re calling it “A Cultivated Life,” inspired by none other than Sarah. The whole idea spurted forth one day in Sarah’s kitchen, as sunlight bounced off all the copper and bathed the Pavoni in a warm afternoon dappled glow. Sarah, we […]

One of my last summer strolls in the city before whisking away to Provence and then the flurry of goodbyes. This was just a few weeks after I arrived back in the city, as I hungrily scurried the streets for beauty that only Paris does well. From the 7th to the 18th arrondissements, this is […]

If you’ve been hanging with me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been talking about a print shop for a looooong time. Like, six months. So, I’m super happy to finally say that the print shop is LAUNCHING on August 20th! There will be a limited number of digital downloads and fine art prints available. […]

“Bonjour,” I said. “Vous êtes Franck?” With a reply in the affirmative, I continued, “We’re going to arrive in five minutes or so.” Bert the Bullet was bumping down the small village streets under the yellow-orange glow of lamps too few and far between. Somehow, we had not driven off a cliff, nor was anyone […]

Day two, we set off for the Luberon. While all three mountain ranges are iconic, I think it’s the Luberon that springs to my mind when I think of Provence. Hilltop towns of Bonnieux and Gordes provide lookout to the valley below, and the intensity of the earth in Roussillon draws you in with van […]

One of my goals for 2020 was to stand in a field of flowers. Specifically, a field of flowers in Provence. I can now say that my 2020 is over as I accomplished this goal with three delightful artist friends, Sarah, Madeleine, and Hope. We hopped, skipped, sketched, squealed, clicked, and skinny-dipped (some of us) […]

One of my goals for the last days in Paris was to see the local Paris. I’ve been here long enough to have seen the sights, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. The 9th arrondissement has been growing on me for its classic Paris feel with the local vibe. There are plenty of […]

At this point, I will not judge you if you think I’m crazy and that I permanently live in a spring state of mind. Currently, I am meandering, skipping, squealing, and photographing (some of us are skinny-dipping) my way through Provence with my artist troupe — a last hurrah before two of us head back […]

Cecil is my Rolleicord. We’re still working out our relationship, but for the most part, there’s nothing more fun than a TLR. Cecil has character, and I love keeping him in my backpack for spontaneous strolls. Enjoy scenes from Parc Monceau, la Tour Eiffel, and a couple frames from Norman, my Nikon F100. A combination […]

The thick Burgundian fog sits low in the fields, rows and rows of vines quickly disappearing as the train speeds by. Sunlight cuts through in a gentle haze. As quickly as it comes, it dissipates, sunshine full-force through the windows, cutting harsh shadows across our faces. It is warm, dashing hope across the landscape dotted […]

Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!

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