The Describing Self

Note: If you purchase anything from Amazon using the links below, I will receive a (tiny) affiliate fee. Describe your sorrows and desires, your passing thoughts and your faith in some kind of beauty—describe it all with heartfelt, silent, humble sincerity and use it to express yourself, the things that surround you, the images of... Continue Reading →

The Condition of Music

This post expands on an article I originally wrote for LensWork Magazine. In this longer version, I incorporated some ideas emerging out of recent thinking about photography’s standing as an art form, relative to other media. These thoughts may lead to more writing on this topic in the coming weeks. As always, if you find... Continue Reading →

Poetic Odds

This article was originally only available to subscribers of On Landscape—an excellent British photography publication. The article is reproduced here with permission. I am a regular contributor to On Landscape and highly recommend subscribing to it for the consistently excellent quality of content they offers each month. Photography’s potential as a great image-maker and communicator... Continue Reading →

Spirituality, Sensuality, and Mechanics

Those who have only a superficial knowledge of the possibilities of our art contend that the photographer is a mere mechanical realist without power to add anything of himself to his production. Yet some of our critics inconsistently commit themselves to the statement that some of our pictures are nothing like nature. This is giving... Continue Reading →

Another Day Not Wasted

My book, Another Day Not Wasted, is now available in both print end PDF editions. The print edition is hardbound. If purchased directly from me, your copy will be personally autographed. If you have already purchased and read the book, thank you! I'll also be grateful if you consider reviewing the book on Amazon or other sites.... Continue Reading →

Vive la (Creative) Révolution!

Some photographic movements have had a following in America, but none has ever held sway for any length of time. The Photo-Secession, documentary photography, photo-journalism, f/64, all made valuable individual contributions, but they all had to give way to the self-assertive individual photographer. Of course, individual photographers do bind themselves to certain limiting systems of... Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Brooks Jensen

A couple of days ago I've had the pleasure of spending a day with Brooks Jensen, photographer and publisher of LensWork Magazine. We've had many good conversations, and even recorded one of them. Hope you enjoy it! Of course, if you wish to order autographed copies of my books, I would appreciate it. They are... Continue Reading →

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