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Again I have been away for an extended period of time, not without good reason.  Work has proven to consume more and more of my time, and I'm traveling more... San Antonio and Pittsburgh and St. Louis over the last year, and Buffalo and Indianapolis on the horizon.  For someone that previously traveled very little beyond the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan areas this is a big change.  And time-consuming.

I've also been working on a new venture which I launched Easter weekend.  Over the last few years I've been doing more and more workshop presentations, group facilitation exercises and leading retreats.  So I started thinking in terms of "branding" myself - new biz cards, a website, etc. - establishing myself as an entity outside of my regular work.  And also looking for a new venue to share my photography.  So, my website went "live" a few weeks ago  - please drop by and visit at

If you've ever been curious about the guy who seems to spend an inordinate amount of time skulking around graveyards, or the many other ventures I'm involved with this is your chance to find out.

I'll be posting new pix to my website that will parallel what I post over here on :devart:.  The website will also lead you to my twitter, and instagram, and blog, and eventually Pinterest.  So stop by, say "Hi" and enjoy....
  • Watching: \"The Returned\"
  • Drinking: vitamin water


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United States
Why "Touch the Flame?"
The title comes ostensibly from the U2 song "Where the Streets Have No Name"...

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
That hold me inside
I want to reach out
And touch the flame
Where the streets have no name

But the idea of "touching the flame" - reaching out, taking chances, embracing inspiration, giving in to temptation - has always intrigued me. I remember as a young child visiting my grandmother and being fascinated by a burning candle on the table. "Don't touch it" she cautioned. "It'll hurt." But of course, when her attention was away I slowly moved my finger closer and closer to the flame, until I touched it and was burned. Despite that early lesson in fascination and trust and danger and pain I still desire to touch the flame.

I live in Baltimore, Maryland (if you're in town and want a tour of my favourite photographic haunts hit me up). I'm a romantic at heart - from my interests in art to books to film to whatever... but I'm also drawn to that which speaks to the soul and feeds the spirit.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Gandhi

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EternalClocks Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
I really like your photos.  I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who likes dark things such as cemeteries, but also beautiful things like expanding seas merging into the horizon.
Badbearr Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Awesome gallery!
Parinferal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ! :D
northernsoul20 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your gallery , keep at it. Enjoy the rest of the New Year - Xmas break.
touch-the-flame Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much!  :bow:
Tenebrae76 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
:hug: Thank you so much :+fav:
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Ty so much for the fav.  Have a wonderful holiday and new year!
touch-the-flame Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Photographer
You as well my friend!  :hug:
LadyoftheApocalypse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a very lovely gallery!
touch-the-flame Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much!  :wave:
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