Perspective and Meaning

When you’re in the desert, you look into infinity. It’s no wonder that nearly all the great founders of religion came out of the desert. It makes you feel terribly small, and also in a strange way, quite big. ~David Lean It’s a chilly autumn morning in the desert. I am still in my sleeping... Continue Reading →

Perfectly Dead Things

Not a guilt trip: It is my intent to offer this blog free of advertising, and free of any expectation of compensation, and you should not feel any guilt at all for reading it as such. I love writing, and I love sharing my ideas. If, however, you wish to show your appreciation with a... Continue Reading →

Photography and Zen

At the request of a reader, I'm posting this edited version of an older article. The most interesting aspect of these arts of Zen … is that they don’t exist for the sole purpose of creating a work of art, but they are rather a method for opening the creative process. They comprise means of... Continue Reading →

The Pitfalls of Style

Style has no formula, but it has a secret key. It is the extension of your personality, the summation of this indefinable net of your feeling, knowledge, and experience. ~Ernst Haas Art, by its nature, is ambiguous. If we wanted to express something definitively, we could do so more readily and unambiguously in writing or... Continue Reading →

More Than Enough

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake This rant (and it is exactly that) is as close to a gear-related post as you will find in my writings. I deliberately omitted brand and model names, because to me they are not important, and because I don't... Continue Reading →

Live Immediately

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune's control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What... Continue Reading →

The Expressive Photograph

In my teaching, I wish to promote the concept of expressive photographs—photographs that are not just original or appealing in themselves, but that also communicate some subjective thoughts and feelings form the mind of the photographer.

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