Quality in Photography

Much of my time these days is spent editing the manuscript of my upcoming (yes, long overdue) next book. The following is a snippet from the current draft. (I suppose you could call it a teaser, but that's about as far as my marketing genius goes, or at least as far as my self-promotional comfort... Continue Reading →

August Print-of-the-Month

A couple of weeks ago I announced the renewal of my Print-of-the-Month offering. Toward the end of each month, starting with this post, I will announce the image I choose for the following month. The one I chose for August, 2019, is titled, Remembrance. It is part of a portfolio titled, Vegetative States, making use... Continue Reading →

No Service

Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the... Continue Reading →

New Print and Workshop Offerings

Dear readers, I am proud and happy to offer you this blog free to all, without third-party advertisements or commercial sponsorships. I strive to offer high-quality content here, not for profit, but because what I do is important to me, and I take pride in my work. That said, photography and writing are still my... 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 →

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