Photography and The Technological Sublime

The danger always exists that our technology will serve as a buffer between us and nature, a block between us and the deeper dimensions of our own experience. Tools and techniques ought to be an extension of consciousness, but they can just as easily be a protection from consciousness. ~Rollo May In his book, The... Continue Reading →

Ask Me Anything

Given the oddity of the times, I'm working to offer additional online content in the coming weeks. After having a great time participating in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Nature Photographers Network recently, I decided to make it a permanent feature of the blog. If you wish to send me a question, please use... Continue Reading →

Interesting Times

It is not death or dying that is tragic, but rather to have existed without fully participating in life—that is the deepest personal tragedy. ~ Edward Abbey (quoted by Jack Loeffler in Adventures with Ed) Despite having no known origin, the expression "may you live in interesting times" is considered by some a tongue-in-cheek Chinese curse.... Continue Reading →

Incubation and Creative Blocks

Note: I am often asked to recommend books and resources related to the topics I write about. Invariably, the list ends up being too long to be useful. In this post I decided to try including links to these resources when possible. If this proves successful, I'll continue to do so in future posts. By way... Continue Reading →

Recent Article and Podcast Roundup

In addition to this blog, I also write regularly for a couple of publications and sites, and on occasion I'm also invited to participate in podcasts. Here's a roundup of some recent publications. Publicly available: My article, The Introvert Game, has drawn some interesting discussions on Nature Photographers Network. I recently had the pleasure of... Continue Reading →

Limitations of Language

Language is a detriment, an earthbound limitation from which the poet suffers more than anyone else. At times he can actually hate it, denounce it, and execrate it—or rather hate himself for being born to work with this miserable instrument. He thinks with envy of the painter whose language—color—is instantly comprehensible to everyone from the... Continue Reading →

Twenty Nineteen

The important and only vital question is, how much greater, finer, am I than I was yesterday? Have I fulfilled my possibilities, made the most of my potentialities? ~Edward Weston In preparing for a recent medical treatment I had to pass a standard assessment of my cognitive state, which included such common questions as, “do... Continue Reading →

Commitment and Doubt

Did you know? You can support my work and help me sustain this blog by pledging as little as $2/month. My pledge to you: the more people are willing to offer their financial support for this blog, the more frequently I'll be willing to write these articles and to offer them to the world free... Continue Reading →

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