Tag: nature

Experiences, Not Moments

Experiences, Not Moments

| October 11, 2018 | 17 Replies

There are no moments. Moments exist in theory alone. To live, to feel, to experience, to think, is to be in a constant state of becoming. It is the dialectic nature of living, and why experiences cannot be contained in moments any more than a movie can be contained in a single frame.

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William Neill / Photographer – Retrospective

William Neill / Photographer – Retrospective

| September 19, 2018 | 4 Replies

Searching for a respite from grief, I backpacked through the wilderness and scrambled up the peaks with a near-desperate vigor. Long, hard hikes temporarily soothed my pain and helped me to fall into exhausted sleep at night. At some deep level, the beauty of my surroundings seeped into my subconscious—the lush colors of a meadow dense […]

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A Tombstone In Your Hands

A Tombstone In Your Hands

| August 31, 2018 | 16 Replies

Introducing his book, Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey wrote, “most of what I write about in this book is already gone or going under fast. This is not a travel guide but an elegy. A memorial. You’re holding a tombstone in your hands.” Without intending it, I realized a few years ago that the same has become true of many of my photographs.

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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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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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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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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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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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