Portrait orientation Tag

In-between Springs in Napa

22 Feb 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Midwesterners reckon that out here in California, we don't know the meaning of the word "cold". And shucks, they're right. In nearly thirty years of living here, I've never dealt with a frozen pipe. I've hardly ever had to scrape the morning frost from my...

The Son With The Smile

11 Feb 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

If my two-year-old son Ashton could write this blog post, this is what he'd tell you: most times, i smile. right now, i don't wanna. i'm stuk here in my toddler bed, apparently, an' the lights are owt and i'm soooo angry. an' its all daddy's fault. sorta. there I...

Gables for Good Looking Out

08 Dec 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Our little house is a charmer. For instance, the distressed hardware on the doors dates back to 1947. Not because it is fashionable to place distressed knobs on doors, but rather because nobody has bothered to replace them. The same is true of our blue and...

Quiet In The Apple Orchard

29 Oct 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

Most of my attempts at photographing portraits of my children are a disaster. If I separate my kids and photograph them one at a time, there are good odds that I'll get a workable photo. Put two kids in the frame and the odds plummet. Three kids? Fuggedaboutit! One not-so-lazy...

View from the Claremont

18 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

The old phone jumped with a shrill ring. "Mr. Oswald? Good evening. Our man is ready to take you up to the penthouse, if you're ready". Those are words I had never heard before. So I figured I'd best bring my camera along. A conference on storytelling had drawn me...