Photography by Ian L. Sitren


Day 1 of 10

I was nominated by Michael Newler to present a picture of my work for 10 days. One image, no explanations needed – and then nominate another artist to do the same. The goal is to promote positivity, our passion for creativity and the healing power of art.

Today, Monday, I nominate: John Cornicello

I would note that Michael Newler is the person who conceived of, created and for many years directed the Canon “Explorers Of Light”. The program included some of the most famous photographers of our time.


A Sikorsky, later Erickson, S-64E heavy lift helicopter. Two 4,050 horsepower Pratt & Whitney engines. Used in firefighting, equipped with a 2,650 gallon tank that can be filled with water in 45 seconds.

Osprey At Reno

A United States Marine Corp Osprey doing a flight demonstration at the Reno Air Races 2021.

Freight Train Going By

On my way back from the airport in Banning CA.

Cruise Ships Are Huge

Cruise ships are just incredibly huge. Here off shore in Santa Barbara CA.

Downtown L.A. From the Freeway

Downtown Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway.

Downtown Los Angeles from the 10 Freeway

Cruise Ship Shuttle

A cruise ship shuttle taking passengers in to Santa Barbara CA.

Sambo’s Birthplace

How many of you remember Sambo’s restaurants? At one time they had 1,117 locations. And as many times as I have been to Santa Barbara CA, I had never seen this marker nor known that is where it all started.

A plaque commemorating the first Sambo’s restaurant.

Boulders Delivered

I must say I never imagined that one day I would see boulders getting delivered to my house with a crane. Then they got moved around and placed by crane. Plants going in; irrigation and rock to follow.

Flying With Friends

I really enjoy going flying with friends.