This might not seem like nothing to you now, but it will.


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Selfie at the deYoung, 2015

Hey everyone!

This is me: I have been a photographer for more than 40 years, a writer for fewer, a long time resident of the Bay Area, but moments away from a big move to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

When I was a kid, I was a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann; his surreal images were everywhere around me. I’ve never been a professional photographer; I’d say I’m a professional amateur — and spend my time evangelizing photographic exploration for consumers. Some of my work these days involves managing a large photographic collection of classical works of midcentury modernism.

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Rubin, 2021

NSFW sunset walk in the Santa Cruz Hills

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Staircase, Riomaggiore (Rubin, 2015)

Riomaggiore in Black & White

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Christmas Eve (Rubin, 2020)

My daughter insisted we go for a walk…

Netflix, and being lost in local maximums.

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Denali towering over the 10 thousand foot foothills. (Google Images)

When I was 16, a group of friends and I took a summer road trip to Alaska. We piled into an RV and we drove from Salt Lake City, through British Columbia and the Yukon, and into the largest state in the union.

Eventually we found ourselves camping in Mt McKinley National Park (as it was called back then). We were excited to see the largest mountain in the continent, sitting at 20,300 feet. They say that it’s so foggy in the park that the mountain is only visible a few days a week, but ten teenaged boys were going…

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Muir Woods (Rubin, 2015)

They’re harder to shoot than I realized.

And why my mom is an inspiration for entrepreneurship.

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In 1981, while I was convinced that video games were going to be the next big thing (and starting to write a book to that effect), my mom’s small publishing company was releasing a book on the then-unheard of issue of osteoporosis. The book STAND TALL: An Informed Woman’s Guide to Preventing Osteoporosis, came out that year and was instrumental in popularizing the topic for the public. It reprinted frequently, maybe the hottest title she had ever produced. Stand Tall had lots of information about the disease, ways to manage bone health, and included a section of foods that would…

M. H. Rubin

Living a creative life, a student of high magic, and hopefully growing wiser as I age. • Ex-Lucasfilm, Netflix, Adobe. • Here are my stories and photos.

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