Category Archives: conceptual

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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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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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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emerging

Continuing with my explorations of in-camera texture effects. There’s something fascinating about layering as an element of setting up a photo. It adds a certain amount of chance into the equation. And that’s all for the good. Being personal, too, … Continue reading

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expression

Making art is a personal thing. It emerges from trust in your intuition. Making personal art is not easy. What is easy is making images that everyone has seen before; we do it unconsciously, because to some extent that is … Continue reading

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abstraction

Exploration of ideas. Light defines. Elements interact. “The universe is real for us all and dissimilar to each one of us. … it is not one universe, but millions, almost as many as the number of human eyes and brains … Continue reading

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abstraction as metaphor

When creating a photograph, there is an inner vision that guides the process. Whether one works directly from the world as it presents itself while wandering about or in the studio where the photograph is worked up consciously, there is … Continue reading

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