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    Locks of Love?

    Locks of Love?

    The best thing about geocaching isn’t the thrill of finding a devilishly disguised cache, nor seeing my “found” total race upwards, and it certainly isn’t collecting the trinkets found in a cache. For me, anyway, the best thing about geocaching is that it takes you to interesting places you would not have found on your […]

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    Sometime on Monday, it occurred to me that we should get some geocaches while we were in Europe, ideally, at least one in Paris and one in Florence. However, since the thought hadn’t occurred to us until we were already there, we hadn’t brought our GPS device. But never fear, my phone has GPS and […]

    Europe 2014: a day in Paris

    Europe 2014: a day in Paris

    Before Perrie and I left for Europe, my brother told me something interesting about Paris. “It looks exactly as you think it would,” he said. Sure enough, he was right. Whether it is all the movies and photographs I’ve seen over the years, or simply the distinctive architectural style applied consistently across the central city,* […]

    Europe 2014: Day 1-2

    Europe 2014: Day 1-2

    As a part of her job as a basic scientist, Perrie gets to/has to go to several conferences a year. Some are in everyday locations like Columbus, Ohio, or Orlando, Florida. Others are in more exciting places like New Orleans or San Francisco. And occasionally there is one in a truly exotic location, like Japan […]

    Women in Manufacturing

    Women in Manufacturing

    Often on an assignment, my subject will ask if I can photograph another person as well. Of course, I’m always sure to get the photograph the magazine asked for first, but I can usually get some pictures of the second person as well. And sometimes, I like those pictures better than the ones my client […]

    Locks of Love?
    Locks of Love?

    The best thing about geocaching isn’t the thrill of finding a devilishly disguised cache, nor seeing my “found” total race upwards, and it certainly isn’t collecting the trinkets found in a cache. For me, anyway, the best thing about geocaching is that it takes you to interesting places you would not have found on your […]

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

    Sometime on Monday, it occurred to me that we should get some geocaches while we were in Europe, ideally, at least one in Paris and one in Florence. However, since the thought hadn’t occurred to us until we were already there, we hadn’t brought our GPS device. But never fear, my phone has GPS and […]

    Europe 2014: a day in Paris
    Europe 2014: a day in Paris

    Before Perrie and I left for Europe, my brother told me something interesting about Paris. “It looks exactly as you think it would,” he said. Sure enough, he was right. Whether it is all the movies and photographs I’ve seen over the years, or simply the distinctive architectural style applied consistently across the central city,* […]

    Europe 2014: Day 1-2
    Europe 2014: Day 1-2

    As a part of her job as a basic scientist, Perrie gets to/has to go to several conferences a year. Some are in everyday locations like Columbus, Ohio, or Orlando, Florida. Others are in more exciting places like New Orleans or San Francisco. And occasionally there is one in a truly exotic location, like Japan […]

    Women in Manufacturing
    Women in Manufacturing

    Often on an assignment, my subject will ask if I can photograph another person as well. Of course, I’m always sure to get the photograph the magazine asked for first, but I can usually get some pictures of the second person as well. And sometimes, I like those pictures better than the ones my client […]

    Scott Sanders
    Scott Sanders

    A few weeks ago I was assigned to photograph Scott Sanders, who is the Executive Director of Earth Day Coalition. While indoor shoots are more reliable in the winter, obviously an outdoor location would be more suitable for this environmental non-profit. I contacted him and we batted around a few dates and locales. When I […]

    Metroparks Bedford Reservation
    Metroparks Bedford Reservation

    Perrie and I enjoyed a bit of geocaching at Cleveland Metroparks’ Bedford Reservation on Sunday afternoon, about 25 minutes south of our house. We used my new GPS—much more precise than the old one—found half a dozen caches, saw some flickers and a few other birds, and enjoyed the fresh air. The park was quiet, […]

    Permat to expand roster
    Permat to expand roster

    To round out the announcements for phase 2 of our Lifestyle Renewal and Revitalization Program (LRRP), Perrie and I are excited to announce that we are expecting a baby in mid- to late-June, 2014. You can read the full press release and follow developments on this project on our new blog, http://baby.matthewginn.com. (The Letters Home […]

    Happy holidays, and best wishes for 2014!
    Happy holidays, and best wishes for 2014!

    Merry Christmas, from all the gang at Sevenoaks: Perrie and Matthew, and George (below) and Gracie (bottom).

    Back to school days
    Back to school days

    Today we continue our series of announcements on Phase 2 of the Lifestyle Renewal and Revitalization Program. As you recall, the first phase of the LRRP, completed earlier this year, included getting married, moving to Cleveland, buying a house, and Perrie starting a new job. Already announced in Phase 2 was Matthew’s application for U.S. […]

    Becoming American: it’s only natural…
    Becoming American: it's only natural...

    …ization. Starting last summer, Perrie and I began what you might call an extensive lifestyle renewal and revitalization program. In phase 1, we were married, moved to Cleveland, bought a house, and Perrie started a new job. Over the course of this month, we will be making a series of announcements highlighting phase 2. (There […]

    Chan Wang
    Chan Wang

    I light most of my portraits, to create an attractive and interesting look. Sometimes my goal is to create a certain mood or feeling in a piece. Other times, I’m trying to draw your attention to—or away from—a specific element. Quite often, my lighting is simply making up for bad lighting in an otherwise suitable […]


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