Tag Archives: aesthetics

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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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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introspection

This is an outtake from a series I did a couple of weeks ago after my appendectomy. It seemed important to document it artistically, at least a bit. So I worked on developing some ideas that I’ve explored a bit … 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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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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what it is

Is this photo confusing? Certainly, it doesn’t seem that way to me. It’s a moody still life — a moldering apple, a little sprig of raspberries, a green leaf, and a dried up reddish flower. They’re seen from a low … 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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breakthrough

It’s been too long; but sometimes life gets in the way. The photograph here was part of my final work for the class I was taking this spring. It was an element of a triptych that was to be somehow … Continue reading

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