Archive for July, 2011

You Know Because it Hurts

You Know Because it Hurts

| July 28, 2011 | 16 Replies

There are images; and then there are images. There are moments; and then there are moments. With sufficient experience and time, good work — even great work — can be accomplished on a fairly consistent basis. But then there are those unique and meaningful images that distinguish themselves in ways beyond mere aesthetics. Somewhere in […]

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Interview with Marc Adamus

Interview with Marc Adamus

| July 21, 2011 | 26 Replies

Continuing my series of interviews with creative artists and photographers, I posed a few questions to my friend Marc Adamus. Before meeting Marc a couple of years ago, I remember being intensely curious. While his exquisite photography is recognized by many, I knew very little of the man behind the camera. Marc does not share […]

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Bits & Pieces (7/20/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/20/2011)

| July 20, 2011 | 7 Replies

If the majority of your portfolio consists of compositions you know have been made by others before you; please don’t refer to yourself as “the artist”. You haven’t earned it.

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In the Blink of a Lifetime

In the Blink of a Lifetime

| July 19, 2011 | 15 Replies

There is no telling what secrets and revelations may haunt in these lonesome wee hours of the night. I spent four days on empty roads, walked in untrammeled alpine meadows and slept among the verdant aspen groves on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains before returning home to my beloved high desert. It’s always hard […]

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Bits & Pieces (7/17/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/17/2011)

| July 17, 2011 | 1 Reply

Creating art is not the same as turning on a dishwasher or microwaving a frozen dinner. Art is about meaning; about expression; about concepts conceived of the complex contemplations of the human mind; about emotion and skill and experiences and interpretation and desire; about joy and agony and challenge and riddle. Art is about many […]

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Bits & Pieces (7/14/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/14/2011)

| July 14, 2011 | 10 Replies

I recently saw a photography contest in which the winner in the Nature category was a generic image of the famous Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. In my mind, the decision reflected more on the adequacy of the judge rather than the talent of the photographer. Imagine Gordon Ramsay judging a cooking contest and […]

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Bits & Pieces (7/10/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/10/2011)

| July 10, 2011 | Reply

While beauty can occur spontaneously, randomly and without intervention; art is always the deliberate product of an artist.

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Bits & Pieces (7/9/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/9/2011)

| July 9, 2011 | 7 Replies

Video does not appeal to me much. I think many consumers of photography no longer have the ability or discipline to study an image carefully and derive joy from nuances of composition and expertly placed tones. The world of TV, multitasking, video games and mass entertainment does not promote contemplative pursuits, instead providing the occasional […]

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10 Weeks of Creativity Grand Winner: Anne Black

10 Weeks of Creativity Grand Winner: Anne Black

| July 8, 2011 | 6 Replies

Congratulations to Anne Black for being the grand winner of my “10 Weeks of Creativity” contest. We received hundreds of entries over the past weeks and selecting just one overall winner was a daunting task. Anne’s image was originally chosen by guest judges Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou as the winner in the “Breaking the […]

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Bits & Pieces (7/8/2011)

Bits & Pieces (7/8/2011)

| July 8, 2011 | 3 Replies

There is no better recipe for mediocrity than always following the rules.

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