Burn Zone Photos in Catamaran, Spring/Summer 2020

Thanks to Catamaran Literary Review for featuring three of my photos from the Camp Fire in their Spring/Summer issue, available now at https://www.bing.com/search?FORM=INCOH1&pc=IC08&ptag=ICO-c65e44c7d670fc77&q=catamaran%20literary%20reader

A Virginia Memory Book in Three Parts – 1

Some of the best advice I ever received about both photography and writing came from photo master and colleague Dennis Wickes, who told me, “Revisit your old photos from time to time.” I find it definitely helps the artistic quest to go back to earlier work. Of course it takes some compassion so we don’t…

New Writing, New Images

To celebrate some new writing that’s about to emerge, I wanted to present a small portfolio of images from the state of Virginia, that beautiful and mysterious place that was my dad’s home, my birthplace, and throughout my life a strongly mythic locale. In the spring of 2003 I went back to photograph this beautiful…

A Last Look

Here’s our last selection of photos from Patterson/South School, with a few in color. For those interested, the book this website supports, Vista Del Mar, a memoir of the ordinary, written by me and published by Counterpoint Press in 2016, has many more images of south Redondo as well as reflections on growing up in this…

No Longer Seen

  Heading south next weekend to see the old elementary school before it’s demolished. It seems fitting to post a collection of images of places that, like the school will soon be, are razed, “no longer seen” – vanished intimate locales on which were once lavished a million unconscious glances but now, as the deconstructionists…

VA RGB

Exciting to have some color photos to show, as all my formal images up till now have been in black and white. Here are a few from Virginia, a working title on top, and accompanied by a sentence or two from Vista Del Mar that seem to me like suitable travel companions with these photographs.…

Back from Virginia

Had a wonderful time in Virginia – thanks to all who hosted me – you know who you are! Also thanks to the staff of the Virginia Festival of the Book, to our panel host Jon Lohman, and fellow presenters Jon Kay, Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck, excellent authors all. As always, the “mother of presidents”…

New Photos of Redondo Beach, with a surprise at the end!

Here are some new photos in the Vista Del Mar spirit of South Bay and Southern California as your correspondent begins to move a bit beyond the current book and environs. This one in Redondo Beach, “After the Reunion,” having retrieved camera and tripod from rental car just moments after a sidewalk conversation with fellow…

C’ville here we come!

Off to the Old Dominion! Thank you Virginia Festival of the Book for such a great roll out! See you there Thursday March 23, noon at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers. Here’s Festival blogger Anna Patra on the program: Neal Snidow‘s Vista Del Mar presents a riveting, expressive memoir that captures the essence of place and time. Here, the banal…

Linkage

The link has arrived! Thanks to Rob Davidson, AV expert Jeff Layne, and all friendly enablers at Chico State who took such good care of your humble correspondent at the Writer’s Voice 2017 reading last week! Below, find the presentation itself at the link, including Rob’s generous introduction, yours truly holding forth in a rambling preamble,…

“giving words to the land”

Excited to be a part of the Writer’s Voice series at Chico State tomorrow evening! Thursday, March 2 7:30 pm at Zingg Recital Hall reading from Vista Del Mar, showing images, and speculating on the memoir writer’s impulse to give words to place and find anchors in time

Back to Old Virginia!

So happy to announce I will be a featured author at the @VaBookFest taking place from March 22-26! The Festival is a five-day celebration of books, reading, and literary culture, and the best part… it’s FREE! All you have to bring is yourself and your love of books. To learn more about the Festival and my…

Interview Two

This Friday September 2 at 10 AM Tune in to North State Public Radio KCHO 91.7 For the next installment of Nancy Wiegman’s interview With your humble correspondent on Nancy’s Bookshelf Topic The Second World War and a discussion of Chapter 7 of Vista Del Mar, a memoir of the ordinary. For a podcast of the…

On the Air, On the Web

Your humble correspondent On the Air Podcast of my interview with Nancy Wiegman of “Nancy’s Bookshelf” on KCHO Chico NPR right here right now! http://www.tinyurl.com/juu7q2y Today’s kind words from reader extraordinaire Gregor Krause: “If Joan Didion is the combat journalist of Southern California in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, Neal Snidow is the anatomist of…