Tag: photography

I Already Won

I Already Won

| March 7, 2019 | 7 Replies

A truly rewarding life is not one of anecdotal honors bestowed by others, but one of sustained interest and satisfaction, regardless of the judgment of others.

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Washington / The art of the Landscape by Bruce Heinemann

Washington / The art of the Landscape by Bruce Heinemann

| February 17, 2019 | Reply

Disclaimer: my friend, Bruce Heinemann, sent me a copy of his new book, which I feel is well worth recommending. I have absolutely no financial interest in the book. *** Photography, among all of its noble characteristics is perhaps first, and foremost about relationships… between ideas, themes, colors, shapes, textures, metaphors. ~Bruce Heinemann Although neither […]

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The Meaningless Moment

The Meaningless Moment

| February 12, 2019 | 17 Replies

There is nothing special, let alone decisive or significant, about the moment I trip the shutter.

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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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Time to Exhale

Time to Exhale

| November 21, 2018 | 4 Replies

What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places? ~Mary Oliver It may be that the last couple of years have been the most difficult in my life. I may elaborate on the reasons in a future post, but I will say now that my recent […]

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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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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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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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