RANGEFINDER Magazine was, in my opinion, the most important and influential photography magazine of its time (it is still published, but only online). My dear friend and mentor, the late Bill Higgins, introduced me to Rangefinder during my five years as his apprentice in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. It was a monthly publication and it was REQUIRED reading whenever it was delivered. I literally had to stop whatever I was doing and read the entire magazine from cover to cover–including all of the advertisements (my “assignment” was to figure out what the ads were selling, why it was useful, and figure out how to create my own version if I thought I could use it). The magazine was a series of “how-to” articles and profile pieces on photographers. I moved to Los Angeles and had begun writing some articles for other important and influential photography magazines, but Rangefinder was still at the top of my list. I finally got the courage to contact the magazine and became fast friends of the late Bill Hurter who was the editor at the time. To make a long story short and to my shock, he wanted to run a profile about me! I was even more shocked when I learned that one of my images of Drinda was chosen as the cover! I went on to submit about 17 articles for publication in the magazine and I believe about 8 or 9 were eventually published. Follow the drop down menu above for some of my favorites–including some published here for the first time.