Category Archives: photography

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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more learning

For the past several weeks, I’ve been heavily into working on technique. Mainly, it’s been post-processing. But I also decided to take a little class on using flash, which was something that I was still a bit fuzzy about. Taking … Continue reading

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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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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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autumn light

It’s been an interesting last few weeks. The main thing, though, was the opening of the Photomidwest festival’s “Of Midwest, By Midwest” show at the Overture Center. It’s a good feeling to see your working hanging in such a public … 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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PhotoMidwest Fest 2014

It’s probably already two weeks ago, now, that I found out that I had two photos accepted into PhotoMidwest Fest 2014. This year, the theme of the show is “Of midwest, by midwest,” so it’s pretty clear that my work … 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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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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