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Photographer Jess Hess is the victim of an attempted murder and horrible vandalism

Man Tries to Murder Photographer, Destroys Her Home and Gear

Jess Hess of Wurmwood Photography in Dayton, Ohio experienced a photographer's worst nightmare: someone broke into her studio (and home) -- dubbed Castle Morningstar -- and destroyed everything she owned, including her photography equipment. Scarier still, the culprit initially showed up at Hess' home/studio in the early morning hours of February 29 in the hopes of killing her.

A Con Man, a Credit Card Fraud, and a Stolen Fine Art Photograph

Back in December, a young man walked into one of the fine art galleries that represent my photographs and engaged the gallery owner in a conversation about some of my prints. He seemed to be familiar with my work, said that his girlfriend was actually a fan, and remarked that he had been thinking of buying her a piece.

How to Fight San Francisco’s Theft Epidemic

If you missed the explosive report by KGO-TV reporter Dan Noyes on the theft epidemic in San Francisco, I want to both share his stories and offer some common-sense solutions to a problem that’s gotten way out of hand.

Dangerous Places in San Francisco for Photographers and Cameras

As you know, there has sadly been a raft of camera thefts in San Francisco of late, putting a spotlight on places you might want to think twice about hauling expensive camera gear with you the next time you visit.