Bill and Stanley

Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.

Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham at the Stanley Theather

Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather

Another image of Stanley Clarke at the Stanley Theather in Pittsburgh during the 1970’s. This was taken during the School Days tour. To buy a print of Stanley Clarke on my commercial gallery click here.

Stanley at the Stanley

Firenze Italia

Italy has a lot of beautiful cities but Firenze (Florence) is certainly one of the best jewels on the necklace. What makes it so special is it’s location in the mountains along the Arno river and its history of being the centre of Italian culture for so long. When your city can boast bridges built by Michelangelo, you know it is special. This is a view of the city from a park just outside taken during a brief rain shower. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.

Firenze Italia

Chick Corea at the Beacon

I first began listening to Return to Forever in the early 1970’s. The current edition has reunited Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke,Lenny White and Jean-Luc Ponty and added a new guitarist Frank Gambale. This was shot at the Beacon Theater in 2011. To purchase concert photos check my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Chick Corea at the Beacon Theater

A Windmill in Paris

If someone would have told me there was a windmill in the center of Paris, I would have doubted them. Silly me because as we climbed the hill on Montmartre, there it was. Larger than life and looking more French than Dutch. It is right behind the Moulin Cafe and near the Basilica. You can buy a print of this image of my commercial site by clicking here.

A Windmill in Paris

Begin the Beguine

I first learned about Beguines when I began to travel to Belgium in the early the late 1980’s. My only previous reference point was my father singing Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” when I was a kid. The Beguines were a religious order of the Catholic Church that focused on healing the sick and wounded. In 1776, the City of Bruges dedicated a new “Beguine House” and Chapel near the town center. It is beautiful, quiet and pristine place to visit while touring the city. Many Americans are drawn to the entry gate since the dedication date is also the date of our nation’s birth. It makes you realize how old Europe. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

The Beguine House Gate

Passionate Kiss

Last week’s post (Bienvenue a Paris) received a lot of view and comments. What actually caused the young man to stick his face in my camera was the fact that he saw me taking this picture which will certainly be a part of my new book. You can buy a print o this image ay my commercial gallery by clicking here.

A Paris Night Kiss

Apres Baiser

This couple stopped kissing when they saw me with my camera almost 50 feet away. Still, although not a kiss, I think I can find a place for these two in my book. Photographed in the Tuileries Garden in Paris France. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.

After a Kiss in the Tuileries Garden

Bienvenue A Paris!

Point a camera in Paris and you have no idea what will pop up in front of your lens. After a lovely dinner at a French Cafe, while composing an image for my new book, this young fellow stuck his face in my camera and yelled “Bienvenue A Paris!” trying to startle me. Instead of reacting I clicked the shutter and quickly took three pictures of him causing us both to laugh, ahh Paris. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

Bienvenue a Paris