Reviving the Broken Marionette

I’m stepping outside of my normal role here as photographer & filmmaker to talk about something that is very important to me. In 1987 I was struck with profound fatigue after many years living as an adult with an active physical lifestyle. Some of my joys including stage acting, modern dance, bicycling and hiking. For the next 4 year this unexplainable fatigue had a profound effect on my health & outlook on life. Eventually I regained much of my former vigor. But only by accepting that I could no longer burn the candle at both ends. That and lot’s of vitamins, exercise and an otherwise healthy lifestyle. I was recently reading the Reviving the Heat Blog, ( and I saw this article on Maija Haavisto and her book “Reviving the Broken Marionette”. I’ve included here a link to her book on Amazon and her website.

Now back to making movies! The 1st day of auditions for the Das Dhoom Music Video project went very well. We should be in production in some regards later this week. Later was the annual dinner and slideshow for the American Society of Media Photographers, (ASMP). I feel so honored to have my image up on the same screen with some of Seattle’s best. Here are a few of those.