backyard party

Elena's watermelon © kjm


within reach: bedroom view

spring growth © kjm

[within reach is a series of photographs examining the environment of home in detail]


as seen: over easy

breakfast place, Astoria © kjm


as seen: (and heard)

musician Andrea Belanger listens to Ray LaMontagne perform at the Bonnaroo © kjm


no gondolas

morning © kjm

Part of what makes travel so compelling is how new landscapes differ from our own. And Venice, Italy might as well be Mars when coming from Milwaukee, or anywhere else for that matter. Its simply one of the easiest places on earth to make beautiful photographs.

This was my third visit to Venice, a last-minute, frequent flyer miles-enabled trip, to meet up with Marilu, who would be there to see artwork at the Venice Biennale. I did no fishing for an accompanying editorial gig, and carried only a small man bag with one camera and an iPad. I've never been abroad with so little gear.

I felt like I've made beautiful pictures of Venice before, of the Grand Canal and gondoliers and the city's narrow passageways. So while the city's unique beauty still made an impression, I focused my camera on everything else - the minutiae of travel, of walking and looking.

Which makes for thousands fewer files, no sellable stock imagery and 18 small, simple photographs, which frankly don't tell a story specifically about Venice. Such is the vacation album of a photographer, I suppose.

as seen: venezia diciassette

yellow flowers © kjm


as seen: venezia sedici

food map © kjm

as seen: venezia quindici

turf © kjm


as seen: venezia quatordici

publication © kjm

as seen: venezia tredici

produce stand © kjm


as seen: venezia dodici

lockdown © kjm

as seen: venezia undici

faceless © kjm


as seen: venezia dici

cherub © kjm

as seen: venezia nove

gelato cup © kjm


as seen: venezia otto

flea market © kjm

as seen: venezia sette

direction © kjm


as seen: venezia sei

posted © kjm

as seen: venezia cinque

white window © kjm


as seen: venezia quattro

japanese maple at belgian pavillion © kjm

as seen: venezia tre

plaid © kjm