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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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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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changing weather

Today was 30 degrees F warmer than yesterday and people were starting to get their spring enthusiasm going. Walking around with a coffee, loosening their winter coats, sitting in sunny areas that have been covered with snow for months. For … Continue reading

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on the street

Earlier this week, I went down to Chicago for a couple of days. Had a chance to spend an hour or two each day on Michigan Avenue shooting people on the street. I haven’t done much of that since early … 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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“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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on the street

People on their cell phones make an interesting subject. Usually, they’re pretty oblivious to their surroundings and so it’s not too hard to capture a sense of interiority, or at least unawareness, that can be suggestive. Then again, sometimes they … Continue reading

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being ready

“Any photograph has multiple meanings; indeed, to see something in the form of a photograph is to encounter a potential object of fascination. The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image is to say: ‘There is the surface. Now think—or rather … Continue reading

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from a cold day

Yesterday was my first big day shooting with my new lens. Went to the local farmer’s market and the protest that followed. It was a cold, damp, and windy day. I was glad that I wore layers, since I was … Continue reading

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a woman

This was a little gift while we were at Playa del Carmen. I was taking pictures of breaking waves and this woman walked in front of the camera, seemingly unconcerned. She paused a moment and let a wave break over … Continue reading

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