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Have I Ever Really ‘Seen’ My Mother? When I have pointed a camera at my mother – ever – she would respond by turning on a dime and running into another room snarling, “Oh, Billy!” This visit to Los Angeles was the exception.  She let me put a camera on her and opened up like […]

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At 84, Mother is from a generation that in my mind (at least) produced if not many bigger-than-life heroes and villains, a corps of more-than-interesting individuals who’s self-effacing way of conversation is/was inadvertently comedic. Case-in-point:  Mother and I, while I am driving: “Billy, It’s so hot out and I’m so thirsty, I could really use […]

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I never get tired of visiting the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. I guess in part because it was here that the Native American flute first appeared in my mind’s eye. John Stillwell is nearby this place, making the magic wands that are his flutes. Through the years, I have tried to capture the magic that […]

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Can I be more humbled listening to a good man from a slightly sooner time? Not often. People Who Care, Prescott, Arizona from Bill Leyden on Vimeo. Video made in support of People Who Care, Precott, AZ. Music: Song: Remembering Eire Album: Grandfather Mountain Bear ◙ by Bill Leyden. All Rights Reserved.

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Some of my favorite images: As a friend and student of the late photographic master, Monte Zucker, I am constantly on the lookout for faces and feelings. Monte passed away from pancreatic cancer on March 15, 2007, but for those of us who admired him, he still whispers in our ears, “TTFP!!! — Take the […]

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Why heed my own advice?

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Congratulations!

It’s been almost a year since Samara asked me to photograph her intimate Malibu Beach wedding.  I don’t often have the urge to head out West, but at times like these, braving the traffic is worth it!  Congratulations Troy and Samara!

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Wedding Photographer Blues I at once chuckle and flinch when I see someone else’s wedding images of the bridal party where some of the people are looking in the direction of a guest with a point-and-click camera and the rest who aren’t blinking or adjusting themselves are looking in the general direction of the wedding […]

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In the Middle of a Perfect Day After having a great lunch in lovely, historic downtown Clarkdale, AZ,  four of us left the restaurant and headed for the car to make the winding trip home to Prescott through Jerome. Our spirits were high — and got higher when we saw our energetic waitress follow us through the front […]

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Further Signs of the Aging (Maturation) Process I guess that I first became aware of what men go through as they age many years ago on the job in a large engineering firm.  Joe, an engineering manager was an overly-wonderful man who showed his age before he spent his years.  He knew this, and used to […]

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