Tag: nature

Meditations on Art, Work and Solace

Meditations on Art, Work and Solace

| July 30, 2014 | 12 Replies

There lies before us, if we choose, continual progress in happiness, knowledge and wisdom. Shall we instead choose death, because we cannot forget our quarrels? I appeal as a human being to human beings; remember your humanity, and forget the rest. –Bertrand Russell A ponderous shadow darkened my thoughts these past few weeks and I […]

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Proud Confessions

Proud Confessions

| March 19, 2014 | 12 Replies

“But the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.” –Hermann Hesse On a recent workshop one of the participants was surprised to hear me say that in the last couple of years I’m usually only […]

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PDF eBook: More Than A Rock

PDF eBook: More Than A Rock

| March 10, 2014 | 1 Reply

As several readers asked for the book in a format readable on multiple platforms, I am pleased to announce that y latest book – More Than A Rock – is now available in PDF format for the price of $4.99 and can be ordered at my online bookstore. I very much appreciate your support of […]

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How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

| January 19, 2014 | 7 Replies

 “Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.” –Bertrand Russell I’m writing about creativity today. When thinking about such elusive topics I often start with a “seed,” then mull it over and see where it may lead me. This post is my “thinking out loud” […]

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The Meaning of Success

The Meaning of Success

| January 13, 2014 | 14 Replies

In Western societies we tend to associate the word “successful” with people who accomplished fame and fortune. By doing so we may be sabotaging our own efforts at finding other kinds of success, which may ultimately be more rewarding. I define success as having accomplished a lifestyle that is both satisfying and sustainable. What one […]

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Isolation

Isolation

| November 11, 2013 | 8 Replies

The following is a re-edited version of a column originally published in Landscape Photography Magazine. A subscription to this and similar pioneering publications helps support my work, and that of many excellent photographers and writers. ~~~ It may seem that the concept of social photography is a new one, but in fact photographers throughout history, […]

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Vanishing Experiences

Vanishing Experiences

| October 10, 2013 | 14 Replies

Recently I had some business to attend to in Salt Lake City and was able to revisit some of my old haunts in the Wasatch Mountains. Things have changed, some in subtle ways, others more profoundly. In the few years I’ve been away, some of the once-bumpy mountain roads were paved; others were improved for […]

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Solastalgia

Solastalgia

| September 1, 2013 | 10 Replies

“the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault . . . a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at ‘home.’” –Glenn Albrecht (NY Times) I am home. This may seem an obvious proclamation, but it didn’t always mean the […]

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Aboutness

Aboutness

| May 27, 2013 | 8 Replies

I struggle to make meaningful images while traveling, especially in places that are new to me and/or where I feel like a casual visitor. In my images I strive to tell stories, and in order for me to be an effective storyteller I need to possess some intimate first-hand knowledge of my subjects – the […]

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Creating in Isolation

Creating in Isolation

| April 24, 2013 | 9 Replies

“A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.” –Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Toward the end of a recent workshop, while hiking through one of the canyons outside of Moab, a participant approached me and commented that he didn’t see me expose a single image […]

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