Tag: landscape

Making Memories

Making Memories

| July 26, 2018 | 17 Replies

I went to visit with the canyon that has been a friend to me for all these years—the first of many canyons I came to know in this desert that is now my home, where I spent my first of many nights gazing into the cosmos through the arc of an alcove and felt free for the first time in my life; the canyon where, in the course of decades, I have come, time and again, to heal and to renew, to contemplate the great questions of life, to break down and to grieve, or for no reason at all—the canyon where the life I live today had began.

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The Implicit Contract

The Implicit Contract

| July 5, 2018 | 9 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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On Awe and Cynicism

On Awe and Cynicism

| June 2, 2018 | 4 Replies

There are moments, and it is only a matter of a few seconds, when you feel the presence of the eternal harmony … A terrible thing is the frightful clearness with which it manifests itself and the rapture with which it fills you … During these five seconds I live a whole human existence, and […]

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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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Landscape Portraits

Landscape Portraits

| February 20, 2018 | 7 Replies

Human faces prompt me to ponder the thoughts and feelings of the persons they belong to, rather than my own.

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Twenty Seventeen

Twenty Seventeen

| January 3, 2018 | 3 Replies

As in past years, I sit to write this post pondering the significance of the ending of 2017. There isn’t one, for me. Or, at least there isn’t one founded in any meaningful milestone or other consequential event in my life or work. But, as I realized in past years, pausing to reflect on the events of a full year is good in itself, and seems especially worthy when shared alongside similar reflections by many of my colleagues.

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Vision and Life Interview

Vision and Life Interview

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Reply

My thanks to Mirko Vecernik for his patience and for featuring an interview with me on his new web project, dedicated to inspiration: Vision and Life. I look forward to see how it evolves.

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The Traditions of Photography

The Traditions of Photography

| November 20, 2017 | 5 Replies

This essay was adapted from one previously published in LensWork Magazine. On the road from fish, bird, and ape to the war-waging animal of our time, on the long road by which we hope in time to become men and gods, it could not have been the “normal” ones that had pressed forward from stage […]

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Don’t (Always) Blame Yourself

Don’t (Always) Blame Yourself

| November 10, 2017 | 4 Replies

We recognize that someone has found their voice when their distinctive spiritual or emotional core becomes an inseparable part of their art. Reaching that threshold means letting the concerns and influences of others fall away, so that your own voice is heard clearly. It takes a whole lot of dedication and conviction and hard work […]

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