Category Archives: aesthetics

spring brings flowers

There’s a certain discipline, I find, in working with still objects. Light and shape become the narrative. The quietness is where the image lives and breathes. Continue reading

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questioning

With the disgusting results of the past election, the early change to winter, and the ongoing possibility that my health could go south at any time, I often wonder what the point of doing art is. Never in my life … Continue reading

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summer greens

As summer moves along and begins to wind down, I’ve been reviewing some things and generally reflecting on my practice. There have been many ups and downs lately, something that is not always easy to go through. We had a … Continue reading

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summer

Work is progressing, if slowly. There’s been a broadening of my practice, of late. One aspect of that is the technique of layering. Usually, what I want is two photos that complement each other. Other times, it is the more … Continue reading

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sensing

There’s something to image-making. An idea is central. It builds from there. The image is the evidence of that thought process. It is not evidence of the world or of some reality. It creates its own reality, its presence. Perception … Continue reading

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decay

Autumn comes every year. Changing, bringing things to a pause. Taking time to assess my practice of late. It’s time for some working on developing my thoughts into what can sustain. I have been reading a lot of Jean-Luc Nancy … Continue reading

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low color

One thing that continues to amaze and confound me is the amount of black & white photography you see everywhere these days. On my streams at Google+, Tumblr, and Flickr, it’s sometimes almost half of the photos that appear, even … Continue reading

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undisclosure

When you look, what do you see? Something is there. Is it the world? A reflection in your mind? A trace of existence? A quote: “Perhaps it is precisely this unpredictability of impact that is so attractive about any photographic … Continue reading

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back at it

A couple of weeks ago, it was finally time to take my camera in to the shop for some repairs and cleaning. It had been exhibiting various electrical sorts of errors at random times. So, since, I felt in a … Continue reading

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light & shadow

There’s something to this technique that I really like. A softness and gentleness. It evokes and suggests. A person makes a space. Existing. Meaning emerges from the shadows and its collaboration with the light. One light. The light. Skin is … Continue reading

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