Tag: fine art

Brain, Language and Legacy

Brain, Language and Legacy

| July 7, 2014 | 12 Replies

“I write, and I feel how the correct and precise use of words is sometimes like a remedy to an illness. Like a contraption for purifying the air, I breathe in and exhale the murkiness and manipulations of linguistic scoundrels and language rapists of all shades and colors. I write and I feel how the […]

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Michael Gordon’s Joshua Tree Portfolio

Michael Gordon’s Joshua Tree Portfolio

| November 8, 2013 | 1 Reply

Michael and I have known each other for well over a decade, though this may be somewhat of an understatement. We’ve seen each other through some wonderful and difficult times, both personally and professionally; shared countless miles, campfires and deep conversations in some of the most remote and inspiring places; pushed each other to invest […]

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Contemporary Oligarchy

Contemporary Oligarchy

| November 13, 2012 | 12 Replies

Sociologist Robert Michels spent much of his career studying the dynamics of power in organizations. His studies resulted in a startling conclusion known as the iron law of oligarchy, claiming that all organizations, regardless of their original mission, structure, or how democratic they aspire to be, inevitably evolve to serve the interests of a small […]

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Creative B&W Processing Techniques eBook

Creative B&W Processing Techniques eBook

| July 11, 2012 | 5 Replies

It is my great pleasure to announce my latest eBook: Creative B&W Processing Techniques. Designed as a companion to my earlier title Creative Processing Techniques, this new eBook extends my creative process framework with concepts and techniques unique to digital processing of B&W images, along with thoughts on approaching B&W photography as an expressive visual […]

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The Case for Landscape Photography as a Fine Art

The Case for Landscape Photography as a Fine Art

| July 2, 2012 | 14 Replies

This article originally appeared in Landscape Photography Magazine – an online publication dedicated exclusively to the art and craft of landscape photography. I now have a regular column in the magazine and hope some of you will consider subscribing to support this unique publication. ~~~ Without reciting the many twists and turns of the history […]

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Interview with Michael Gordon

Interview with Michael Gordon

| June 4, 2011 | 13 Replies

In this installment of my interview series with creative photographers, I posed some questions to my good friend and photographer Michael Gordon. By way of a disclaimer, Michael and I have been friends for well over a decade. We shared many miles on the trails, many campfire conversations and many memorable experiences in the wild. […]

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Don’t be an Idiot

Don’t be an Idiot

| May 8, 2011 | 47 Replies

“Great photographers are a combination of wizard and idiot savant. They do what they do without truly understanding how, then make up a lot of convoluted theory to cover up their own ignorance of who and what they really are. Because of the self-doubt that nags photographers, photography’s power as an art goes on being […]

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Inspiration: William Neill’s Yosemite Volume One

Inspiration: William Neill’s Yosemite Volume One

| August 21, 2010 | 11 Replies

When I started photographing in earnest a couple of decades ago (hard to fathom,) inspiration seemed boundless. Everything was new, unphotographed, and possessing secrets and opportunities for images to capture and to share. It was as though I was making my own inspiration, oblivious to the works of other photographers, which were largely not available […]

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Non-Traditional Answers Part I: Competitions

Non-Traditional Answers Part I: Competitions

| August 8, 2010 | 23 Replies

This is the first in a short series of articles prompted by recent interesting email exchanges. Over the past few weeks, several people contacted me for advice on various topics and I felt that some of the discussion may be of interest to a wider audience. ~~~ A talented young photographer recently asked me about […]

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Early Summer Magic

Early Summer Magic

| June 22, 2010 | 2 Replies

“If there is magic in this world, it is contained in water.” –Loren Eiseley Things continue to be busy but I did manage a couple of quick outings recently. Stay tuned for more writings and images on these pages in the next couple of weeks.

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