Category Archives: Photography blogs

winter’s here

Unsurprisingly, the winter doldrums have arrived. Maybe even heavier than usual. Reading and studying have been occupying much of my time. Since they seem to be well-known and they come up all the time on my Amazon homepage, I borrowed … Continue reading

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January thaw

Surprisingly, this January is turning out to be somewhat active for me. Usually, being stuck inside is a down period for my photography. So far, though, this year is being a bit different. Not only have I been making an … Continue reading

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December

It isn’t very often that you open up a new avenue of exploration. Recently, I’ve been looking at Harry Callahan again. First started looking at his work in the mid-70s, I suppose, during my first bout with serious photography. But … Continue reading

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sleep #14 by Chris Friel

sleep #14, originally uploaded by chrisfriel. One of the most creative photographic artists I know is Chris Friel. His work pushes the boundary of perception and time in evocative ways. Working both with the figure, as here, and with landscape … Continue reading

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some time …

About a month ago, I went to Little Rock for a conference. The conference was fine, but I took as much time as I could to wander around downtown Little Rock looking for photos. For the most part, I felt … Continue reading

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new ideas

Recently, as part of PhotoMidwest, I heard a talk by photographer George DeWolfe. He is well-known as a workshop leader, as well as a photographer, and at the lecture he described his ideas on contemplative photography. His basic idea is … Continue reading

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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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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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new book

I have a new book on Blurb: It’s hard By Ron Wiecki Book Preview

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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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