Self Portrait, Virginia Highway 460. July 26, iPhone 7plus

Self Portrait, Virginia Highway 460. July 26, iPhone 7plus

Michael Marquart at the Byrd Theater, May 29th.

Michael Marquart at the Byrd Theater, May 29th.

Image for the Savior album, May 30th.

Image for the Savior album, May 30th.

Light in the bedroom, the house in Onancock, November 11. iPhone 7plus

Light in the bedroom, the house in Onancock, November 11. iPhone 7plus

Dapper Dan holding court at his famed store in Harlem, May 16.

Dapper Dan holding court at his famed store in Harlem, May 16.

Oregon Coast, September 28. iPhone 7plus

Oregon Coast, September 28. iPhone 7plus

Wigwam Hotel on car foreground, Rt 66 near Holister, Arizona, May 14.

Wigwam Hotel on car foreground, Rt 66 near Holister, Arizona, May 14.

White girls watching Black Elvis at the Do Drop Inn, Virginia’s Eastern Shore. September 22.

White girls watching Black Elvis at the Do Drop Inn, Virginia’s Eastern Shore. September 22.

Valerie and her daughter Sophia. September 12

Valerie and her daughter Sophia. September 12

Stephen Jenkins, Richmond, Va. January 20.

Stephen Jenkins, Richmond, Va. January 20.

Holly, pregnant. Virginia Beach, December 3.

Holly, pregnant. Virginia Beach, December 3.

Magnolia bloom, Raleigh, NC. June 3

Magnolia bloom, Raleigh, NC. June 3

Old letters, leaves and wings, Onancock, Virginia, February.

Old letters, leaves and wings, Onancock, Virginia, February.


Nicole Lorah, Experimental Film Virginia. Cape Charles, Virginia. July 8.

Nicole Lorah, Experimental Film Virginia. Cape Charles, Virginia. July 8.

Flying to Maine with Walker, November 29.

Flying to Maine with Walker, November 29.

Girl at the beach. Corolla, NC June 12.

Girl at the beach. Corolla, NC June 12.

Wigwam Hotel on Route 66, Holbrook, Arizona, May 14.

Wigwam Hotel on Route 66, Holbrook, Arizona, May 14.

Porches Writer’s Retreat, Norwood, Va. October 22

Porches Writer’s Retreat, Norwood, Va. October 22

Ice skate, abandoned Rosenwald School in Cape Charles, Va. September 18.

Ice skate, abandoned Rosenwald School in Cape Charles, Va. September 18.

Classroom, abandoned Rosenwald School in Cape Charles, Va. September 18.

Classroom, abandoned Rosenwald School in Cape Charles, Va. September 18.

Summer storms near Stamper Siding Road outside Scotland Neck, NC, July 17.

Summer storms near Stamper Siding Road outside Scotland Neck, NC, July 17.

One in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 2.

One in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 2.

Second in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 11.

Second in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 11.

Third in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 22.

Third in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 22.

Fourth in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 29. Hats off to Chef Sydney Meers for use of his deck in Port Norfolk and his collection of whatever.

Fourth in a series of self portraits to promote our retrospective “PROOF” at the Hermitage Museum, March 29. Hats off to Chef Sydney Meers for use of his deck in Port Norfolk and his collection of whatever.

Dancer, Experimental Film Virginia in Cape Charles on July 7th.

Dancer, Experimental Film Virginia in Cape Charles on July 7th.

Emmanuel Malette, dancer photographed on the Eastern Shore, July 8th.

Emmanuel Malette, dancer photographed on the Eastern Shore, July 8th.

Emmanuel Malette. dancer photographed on the Eastern Shore, July 8th.

Emmanuel Malette. dancer photographed on the Eastern Shore, July 8th.

Gene Liechty and his son Carter for Beecroft & Bull, the Cavalier hotel, August 13th.

Gene Liechty and his son Carter for Beecroft & Bull, the Cavalier hotel, August 13th.

Patrick for Beecroft & Bull, at the Cavalier Hotel, August 22.

Patrick for Beecroft & Bull, at the Cavalier Hotel, August 22.

Stephen Jenkins, Richmond, Virginia in January

Stephen Jenkins, Richmond, Virginia in January

Oysterman Eddie Bell on the Eastern Shore, November 12.

Oysterman Eddie Bell on the Eastern Shore, November 12.

Rapper Dave East for AKOO in Harlem, May 16.

Rapper Dave East for AKOO in Harlem, May 16.

Rapper Dave East for AKOO in Harlem, May 16.

Rapper Dave East for AKOO in Harlem, May 16.

Sydney with Jesus, Port Norfolk on March 29th.

Sydney with Jesus, Port Norfolk on March 29th.

Christina Ricucci, Experimental Film Virginia on the Eastern Shore, July 7.

Christina Ricucci, Experimental Film Virginia on the Eastern Shore, July 7.

Beecroft spring shoot at the Main in Norfolk, Virginia, March 8. Women’s clothes by Trish Snyder.

Beecroft spring shoot at the Main in Norfolk, Virginia, March 8. Women’s clothes by Trish Snyder.

Lord Ruffin in Harlem on May 16.

Lord Ruffin in Harlem on May 16.

Sculptor Mo Spector’s work bench, near Craddockville on the Eastern Shore. June.

Sculptor Mo Spector’s work bench, near Craddockville on the Eastern Shore. June.

Drinking mate at the Grocery Pub in Klamath Falls, Oregon, September.

Drinking mate at the Grocery Pub in Klamath Falls, Oregon, September.

Walking the ponies, outside the Grocery Pub in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Walking the ponies, outside the Grocery Pub in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Art in the Barn on the Eastern Shore, July 9th.

Art in the Barn on the Eastern Shore, July 9th.

Oyster roast, Chatham Vineyards on the Eastern Shore, November 10.

Oyster roast, Chatham Vineyards on the Eastern Shore, November 10.

Driving away from Klamath Falls, Oregon. iPhone7plus from the car with Joey driving, in September. iPhone 7plus.

Driving away from Klamath Falls, Oregon. iPhone7plus from the car with Joey driving, in September. iPhone 7plus.

Summer storm on Route 13, North Carolina on September 9th.

Summer storm on Route 13, North Carolina on September 9th.

Crater Lake, Oregon on September 29th.

Crater Lake, Oregon on September 29th.

Flowers drying in the garage on December 12th , Onancock, Virginia. iPhone 7plus

Flowers drying in the garage on December 12th , Onancock, Virginia. iPhone 7plus


We spent a lot of time over the past two years looking back on 35 years of shooting photographs for our retrospective PROOF that opened at the Hermitage Museum this past spring. In the run up to the show we also produced a 328-page books to house many of the images that did not make the show. Many of these had never been printed, some I’d never seen - the result of looking through more than 60 legal boxes of negs and contacts housed in the basement of our Colley Ave studio. I’ve included a handful here (some that didn’t make the book or show) because they were in essence a big part of our year in pictures for 2018.

Family waits at hospital in Romania, late 1980s

Family waits at hospital in Romania, late 1980s

Buckethead: the danger of being the son of a photographer is the real chance you’ll be photographed incessantly and often surreptitiously. Such was Walker’s fate. Here in the late 1990s.

Buckethead: the danger of being the son of a photographer is the real chance you’ll be photographed incessantly and often surreptitiously. Such was Walker’s fate. Here in the late 1990s.


Elaine, Norfolk, Va. 1992.

Elaine, Norfolk, Va. 1992.


Lib Watson, Thanksgiving 1987, Fayetteville, NC.

Lib Watson, Thanksgiving 1987, Fayetteville, NC.


Lisa Jo’s engagement photo, Norfolk, Va 1989.

Lisa Jo’s engagement photo, Norfolk, Va 1989.

Folk artist Miles Carpenter, Waverly, Va. 1982.

Folk artist Miles Carpenter, Waverly, Va. 1982.


Statue Garden, St Petersburg, Russia 1993.

Statue Garden, St Petersburg, Russia 1993.


Peasant farmers, Manizales, Colombia 1988-89.

Peasant farmers, Manizales, Colombia 1988-89.


Peasant farmer series, Manizales, Colombia 1988.

Peasant farmer series, Manizales, Colombia 1988.


Portrait of Patti Smith, Prague, the Czech Republic, 1996.

Portrait of Patti Smith, Prague, the Czech Republic, 1996.

I met Joe Mishkofski shooting his band Neo Duo in 1987. I was looking for an assistant and I hired him the next day. He tires of me telling the story, while I continue thinking it was my single best career move. It continues to be great working together.

I met Joe Mishkofski shooting his band Neo Duo in 1987. I was looking for an assistant and I hired him the next day. He tires of me telling the story, while I continue thinking it was my single best career move. It continues to be great working together.