Category: Photography as Art

The Value of Originality

The Value of Originality

| January 15, 2018 | 23 Replies

The following article was originally published in LensWork Magazine. If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Also, you will have betrayed your community in failing to make your contribution. ~Rollo May It is rare that I find reason to […]

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The Meaning of Words

The Meaning of Words

| July 17, 2014 | 12 Replies

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. –Joan Miro Upon the publication of my first of a series of essays in LensWork Magazine, a fellow photographer I respect and with whom I corresponded in the past wrote to congratulate me, and also mentioned he was not comfortable […]

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The More Things Change

The More Things Change

| June 19, 2014 | 6 Replies

The following is an excerpt from a book draft I am working on (one of three!) and posted here in response to a friend’s question about photographer Henry Peach Robinson. ~~~ The Brotherhood of the Linked Ring and The Photo-Secession The Royal Photographic Society, established in London in 1853, is the world’s oldest photography organization. […]

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