Category Archives: thoughts

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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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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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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winter

Then, again, sometimes you just make pretty pictures. They’re there, and you’re there, so why not? There’s no denying that part of the attraction of photography is making pretty pictures. It’s more satisfying, ultimately, to work more artistically, more conceptually, … 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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almost winter

A month ago, already, I went to Pittsburgh for a conference. It didn’t work out that I had too much time to wander around doing photography, but it was fun to actually be in a large city and also one … 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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