Tag Archives: Photography blogs

thought

Photography is unique among the arts in the way it depends on the world for its very existence. In order for there to be a photograph, something had to be present in front of the sensor/film at the time that … Continue reading

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Changes

Since I discovered Google+ a couple of months ago, I almost totally forgot about this blog. I know I haven’t been the most active at it and to some extent it’s been an experiment. Now, though, I have come to … Continue reading

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long term

Sometimes, the way things are going these days, it helps to remember the long view; that the world, the universe, predates humanity by billions of years. And the amazing thing is that if you look at the world through that … Continue reading

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abstract body

This is getting closer. Bodies are more varied and interesting than fashion and conventional portrait, or even street, photography allow. Skin is not unnaturally smooth or eyes excessively white; people are not always in their 20s and unblemished. Time is … Continue reading

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traveling

The first week of August, my wife and I took our summer vacation, this year to the Minnesota North Shore and the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin. It was good to get away from the heat and to be near Lake … Continue reading

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women

“For in order to understand how beautiful an elderly woman may once have been one must not only study but translate every line of her face.” (Proust, À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, part 2) Anyone who looks much … Continue reading

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on the street

People on their cell phones make an interesting subject. Usually, they’re pretty oblivious to their surroundings and so it’s not too hard to capture a sense of interiority, or at least unawareness, that can be suggestive. Then again, sometimes they … Continue reading

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contingency

Photography, for me, aims at the ephemeral. There is endless motion in the world, its causes infinite. And yet there are the chaotic streams and eddies that build up our life in the world. A photograph stops a moment of … Continue reading

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being ready

“Any photograph has multiple meanings; indeed, to see something in the form of a photograph is to encounter a potential object of fascination. The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image is to say: ‘There is the surface. Now think—or rather … Continue reading

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something missing

Last week I went out to a conservancy area near here for a short walk. It was one of the first warm, sunny days we’ve had this spring. It was pleasant, although I misjudged my time and had to leave … Continue reading

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