Tag: art

The Element of Surprise

The Element of Surprise

| January 2, 2019 | 4 Replies

Nothing in the world is more exciting than a moment of sudden discovery or invention, and many more people are capable of experiencing such moments than is sometimes thought. ~Bertrand Russell I’m delighted to see various “influencers” promoting the idea of not revealing location information. Recently, even a local tourism board (in Jackson Hole, WY) […]

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Twenty Eighteen

Twenty Eighteen

| December 23, 2018 | 11 Replies

I was about to start this post saying that 2018 had been a year of formidable challenges and deep reflection, when I realized that these describe just as well every one of my years to date. The common denominator is obvious.

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Earning Your Medals

Earning Your Medals

| September 22, 2018 | 6 Replies

Whether a photograph is art is less important than whether the photographer is an artist.

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Take Yourself Seriously

Take Yourself Seriously

| August 14, 2018 | 15 Replies

To those who wish to become more serious—about photography or anything else—but struggle to find the first, or next, step, I offer this advice: seek out places, activities, and people you feel are worth caring about; and among these find those things or persons who can challenge you, and let them.

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The Implicit Contract

The Implicit Contract

| July 5, 2018 | 10 Replies

I believe that such an implicit contract in photography exists (or should exist) only in some contexts, and that there is no such contract that applies unequivocally to all photographs, and certainly not to all art.

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Transitions

Transitions

| June 26, 2018 | 7 Replies

I feel like I have been different people at different times. Still, one thread ties everyone and everything that I have ever been: the awe, fascination, and peace I always feel in wild places.

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Photography and Place

Photography and Place

| May 16, 2018 | 10 Replies

It seems to me that people who love the outdoors and spend considerable time in the wild fall somewhere between two extremes: those who go to places to do things in them, and those who go to places to be in them. I am the latter.

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Proudly Unsponsored

Proudly Unsponsored

| March 13, 2018 | 14 Replies

Where solitude ends, there begins the market-place; and where the market-place begins, there begins also the noise of the great actors, and the buzzing of the poison-flies. In the world even the best things are worthless without those who represent them: those showmen, the people call great men. Little, do the people understand what is […]

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The Healing Landscape

The Healing Landscape

| February 17, 2018 | 6 Replies

The natural landscape offers more than just innate metaphors for obsolete emotional associations; it can also be-in a real and measurable sense-therapeutic, and conducive to a more meaningful life.

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Knowledge and Imagination

Knowledge and Imagination

| December 21, 2017 | 8 Replies

Intelligence, imagination, talent, and creativity will get nowhere without a basis of knowledge and skills, and for this education must be sufficiently structured and focused. But an education too rigid, too formulaic, too lacking in narrative, may kill the once-active, inquisitive mind of a child. ~Oliver Sacks Albert Einstein may be the quintessential genius of […]

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