Category: Bits & Pieces

Words Matter

Words Matter

| March 28, 2013 | 9 Replies

This is a post about the manipulation of reality. No, it is not about Photoshop. I was recently invited to showcase my work at a site proclaiming to promote art. The first thing I noticed as I brought up the page is that it was divided into “Artists” and “Photographers.” When I inquired with the […]

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Bits & Pieces (6/30/2012)

Bits & Pieces (6/30/2012)

| June 30, 2012 | Reply

Good photography is not about photography, it’s about photographs. Good photographs are not “pictures of,” they are “pictures about.”

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Bits & Pieces (5/29/2012)

Bits & Pieces (5/29/2012)

| May 29, 2012 | 5 Replies

Something to be aware of is that many photographers begin their journeys being inspired by photographs, yet over time allow their appreciation for them to diminish. If not careful, soon enough we begin to evaluate images on how and where they were made, rather than why. If you find yourself consistently disenchanted with the pure […]

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Bits & Pieces (3/27/2012)

Bits & Pieces (3/27/2012)

| March 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

I don’t think we should put too much creed into the “painting with light” moniker. It’s a catchy term, not an immutable law. You can be a photographer who paints in software or chemistry in addition to light, just like you can be, say, a renaissance man without literally emerging from a womb a second […]

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Bits & Pieces (1/17/2012)

Bits & Pieces (1/17/2012)

| January 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

Which am I first, photographer or artist? If all photographic technology were to disappear from the world, I will still seek ways of expressing myself creatively, and can find happiness in other forms of art. If all human interest in art were to disappear, I will likely seek a different profession and spend the rest […]

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Bits & Pieces (1/3/2012)

Bits & Pieces (1/3/2012)

| January 3, 2012 | 2 Replies

The highest form of flattery for a working artist is not mimicry; it’s purchasing their work.

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Bits & Pieces (12/28/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/28/2011)

| December 28, 2011 | 7 Replies

Those who can do, do. Those who can teach, teach. Those who can’t do and can’t teach should learn. Those who can’t do, can’t teach, and won’t learn, have no business criticizing others.

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Bits & Pieces (12/20/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/20/2011)

| December 20, 2011 | 1 Reply

The best of art is that which leaves the viewer better off for having seen it. By “better off,” I don’t necessarily mean happy or gratified; some of the best art I know is grim in appearance yet, the sight of it can bring profound realizations that positively impact one’s course of thinking and action. […]

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Bits & Pieces (12/17/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/17/2011)

| December 17, 2011 | 13 Replies

The field of fine-art landscape photography is, regrettably, one of too many experts and not enough practitioners.

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Bits & Pieces (12/14/2011)

Bits & Pieces (12/14/2011)

| December 14, 2011 | 4 Replies

Hard work, albeit admirable, is a poor substitute for creative laziness.

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