My Life in Adventure: Scenes from 2015 (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my tribute to my adventures of 2015.  There were also many hello’s and goodbyes. It was a year of learning how to ride a motorcycle.  I learned on this Ducati Scrambler and eventually got my motorcycle license.  While I continue to have a healthy dose of fear of motorcycles, I […]

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My Life in Adventure: Scenes from 2015 (Part 1)

The ending of every year prompts all of us to enter into reflection mode.  We think about what we’ve seen, what we’ve done, who we’ve met, and things we have heard.  Inevitably, there are also people. places or things we wish to unsee, undo and perhaps unhear also filled with unforgettable lessons. I wanted to […]


2016 Sneak Preview: Surrealism, Vices, and Other Surprises from Shanta Lee & Ian McBean

If you know anything about me by now, you know I get inspired by stories, abandoned things, and fresh ideas for photography projects.  This past September, fellow photographer Ian McBean and I started talking about our various loves including our mutual passion for photography.  Somehow, during many conversations, we stitched together abandoned things, photography, and […]

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Love Notes to the Peony Shedding Petals

To she who waited or appeared to refuse to open to the world her soft yet firm “thump” burst from her glass encasement She was open yet broken at the same time   With a stop, stare, wonder I questioned… When did she decide to open? Why did she decide to burst forth and fall […]

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From Outer to Inner Worlds: The Camera As a Window to Self Reflection

Ever since the “selfie” has been introduced (more like busted into) the social media scene and invaded our common vernacular, I’ve not been much of a fan.  However, a couple of recent events have encouraged me to think a bit differently about photography being used in this way.  For example, if we think of some […]