Monthly Archives: March 2022

First day of issue for my Tulip Pano and Sunflower Bouquet stamps

I am very excited to announce that today is the first day of issue for my Tulip Panorama “Forever” stamp, and also my Sunflower Bouquet stamp. Click here for the USPS press release for my Tulip Pano, and here for the press release for Sunflower Bouquet. To buy my stamps online, click here for the Tulip Pano, and here for the Sunflower Bouquet.

The note card set shown above includes both images as cards; you can order the set from the USPS by clicking here

First Day Covers are available for both my Tulip Pano and for the Sunflower Bouquet. Back in day, when I was a juvenile stamp collector, I don’t think they had these (I would have liked them!), but you can also order Digital Color Postmarks (Tulip Pano and Sunflower Bouquet).

Posted in Photography

Advance copy of “Composition & Photography”

I am very excited to get the first advance copy of my new book, Composition & Photography. I think this is a beautifully produced book that takes a unique approach to the subject. In keeping with family tradition, Katie Rose is shown here with our new, hot-off-the-press title. The publication date is June 21, 2022. You can pre-order Composition & Photography from the publisher (Rocky Nook) or Amazon.

© Harold Davis

Posted in Writing

Another Take

Here’s another take on that wonderfully graphic flower subject, the Calla Lily.

Calla Lily Study #2 © Harold Davis

Posted in Flowers

Monochromatic Visions prints curing

This iPhone shot shows prints curing, many of them destined for a copy of my Monochromatic Visions portfolio that we recently sold. The paper is Moab Juniper Baryta Rag.  Please contact us for portfolio availability and pricing information.

© Harold Davis

Posted in Print of the Month

Flower like a shell

I’ve been working on photographing a group of white Calla Lilies the past few days. With this image, I tried to abstract the flower so that it seemed almost like a shell, or perhaps the sensuous lines of fabric.

Calla Lily Study © Harold Davis

Posted in Abstractions, Flowers, Monochrome, Photography

Available Materials

I’m a firm believer that you don’t need fancy materials to make an interesting photo. In that spirit I present a small structure created with the art materials to hand during a moderately lengthy bathroom break.

Untitled (TP construction) © Harold Davis

Posted in Photography

Walking by the Sea

Yesterday I went exploring with fellow-photographer QT Luong, the creator of Our National Monuments. Of course, we brought our cameras, and spent the afternoon through sunset along the beautiful San Mateo coast.

The first photograph was made in a grove near Davenport, California. The image below it was taken at  Waddell Beach as a squadron of pelicans flew in front of the setting sun. (What do you call a group of pelicans, anyway? I’ve heard “pod,” “fleet,” and “pouch”—but “squadron” seems to fit pretty well.)

Grove near Davenport, California © Harold Davis

Pelican Party © Harold Davis

Posted in Landscape, Monochrome

2022 PSA Progress Award

I am pleased and astounded to learn that I will be the 2022 recipient of the Photographic Society of America’s prestigious Progress Award. The annual Progress Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of photography or an allied subject. Previous recipients include  Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Gordon Parks, Ken Burns, and numerous other heroes of mine. This is not something I expected in my life, and I am deeply grateful.

Sunflower Bouquet © Harold Davis

Posted in Photography