Author Archive: Guy Tal

Guy Tal is a published author and photographic artist. He resides in a remote part of Utah, in a high desert region known as the Colorado Plateau – a place that inspired him deeply for much of his life and that continues to feature in his images and writing. In his photographic work, Guy seeks to articulate a reverence for the wild. He writes about, and teaches, the values of living a creative life and finding fulfillment through one’s art.

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Lens & Pens: A Writing Workshop for Photographers

Lens & Pens: A Writing Workshop for Photographers

| January 12, 2017 | Reply

The act of writing, when it goes well, gives me a pleasure, a joy, unlike any other. It takes me to another place–irrespective of my subject–where I am totally absorbed and oblivious to distracting thoughts, worries, preoccupations, or indeed the passage of time. In those rare, heavenly states of mind, I may write nonstop until […]

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Rewarding Creativity

Rewarding Creativity

| January 3, 2017 | 1 Reply

To award prizes is to attempt to control the course of another man’s work. It is a bid to have him do what you will approve. It affects not only the one who wins the award, but all those who in any measure strive for it. ~Robert Henri A few months ago, some who follow […]

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Special Edition Prints

Special Edition Prints

| December 30, 2016 | Reply

For anyone interested in my Special Edition prints, please be aware that I intend to raise their price for 2017. You may still order them at the current price of $79.99 for a couple more days. Happy New Year, everyone! Click image to see other prints available as Special Editions.

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Twenty Sixteen

Twenty Sixteen

| December 26, 2016 | 2 Replies

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What […]

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Treasured Lands: A Remarkable Book

Treasured Lands: A Remarkable Book

| December 13, 2016 | 2 Replies

A book gives you the intimacy of the images, the wall gives you the grandeur of the stuff, and you can’t usually get both at the same time. ~Minor White I write this post hoping you will not consider it as a veiled promotion. It is not meant as such. I feel compelled to pay homage […]

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To: That Young Photographer

To: That Young Photographer

| November 22, 2016 | 8 Replies

No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk […]

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Legacies in Peril

Legacies in Peril

| October 21, 2016 | 12 Replies

Consider this a plea to the Weston family, to the Adams estate, and to anyone who owns rights to the works of great photographers of the past to please make the investment in making these available in electronic format.

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LensWork Monograph: The Least Impossible Way

LensWork Monograph: The Least Impossible Way

| October 18, 2016 | Reply

I am proud and grateful to announce the upcoming publication of my LensWork Monograph, The Least Impossible Way.

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Holiday Offering: Special-Edition Prints

Holiday Offering: Special-Edition Prints

| October 8, 2016 | Reply

New $75 special-edition prints now available for ordering as holiday gifts.

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The Meaning of Places

The Meaning of Places

| October 6, 2016 | 9 Replies

There is a world of difference between a place as experience and partner in a lasting relationship, and a place considered as just a photographic subject. The latter does not interest me much.

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