Tag: inspiration

Believing is Seeing

Believing is Seeing

| September 1, 2014 | Reply

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough. –Eugene Delacroix A strange train of thought was set in motion when a fellow photographer asked me this seemingly simple question: “Where do you go for […]

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Prints, Legacy and Inspiration

Prints, Legacy and Inspiration

| January 9, 2014 | 5 Replies

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable. –Lucius Annaeus Seneca I’ve been thinking about prints recently and have had a few interesting exchanges with fellow photographers on the topic. As is often the case, such conversations led me to consider a few other topics. In particular, one friend mentioned prints in the […]

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Finding the Needle (Part II)

Finding the Needle (Part II)

| May 15, 2012 | 22 Replies

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” –Sir Ken Robinson In my earlier post I highlighted those qualities I find admirable in good teachers and that I […]

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Finding the Needle (Part I)

Finding the Needle (Part I)

| May 14, 2012 | 10 Replies

“… even if a person is lucky enough to experience a useful epiphany, that new idea is rarely the end of the creative process. The sobering reality is that the grandest revelations often still need work. The new idea … has to be refined, the rough draft of the right hemisphere transformed into a finished […]

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What I Do

What I Do

| October 4, 2011 | 26 Replies

It’s raining this morning. As the sun slowly rises I can see the bright yellow aspen groves on the flanks of Thousand Lake Mountain from my window. Soon the first light of the day will touch the crest of the red cliffs, then slowly make its way down in a beautiful display that had by […]

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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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Bring Back the Romance

Bring Back the Romance

| April 19, 2011 | 45 Replies

Photography in the digital age can be described in many ways. It is exciting, innovative, productive, and liberating. Still, one cannot ignore the undertones of dissatisfaction from traditionalists. Some will say they simply like film, others may be afraid to step out of their comfort zone and I suspect for some there’s also a certain […]

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Teach Yourself Photography in 80 Years

Teach Yourself Photography in 80 Years

| January 8, 2011 | 40 Replies

If you buy a camera you are a photographer; if you buy a flute, then you own a flute. –Bob Kolbrener The other day, while searching for books online, I noticed a few titles that grabbed my attention. These books are, I’m sure, familiar to many and proclaim to teach you photography in anywhere from […]

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Photograph The Experience

Photograph The Experience

| February 25, 2010 | 10 Replies

“Today, indeed, you can find urban white artists — people who could not reliably tell a coyote from a german shepherd at a hundred feet — casually incorporating the figure of Coyote the Trickster into their work. A premise common to all such efforts is that power can be borrowed across space and time. It […]

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The Shoulders of Giants

The Shoulders of Giants

| August 6, 2009 | 12 Replies

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. –Isaac Newton A fellow photographer recently asked if I felt threatened by the abundance of excellent images offered by amateurs and pros alike. The answer for me is simple – not only am I not threatened, I am in […]

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