The I-Word

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. ~Henry Miller In this age of so-called-social media, the word "influencer" seems often to be used where formerly... Continue Reading →

My Interview with We Talk Photo

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing with the We Talk Photo podcast. You can listen to our conversation here. Or, by clicking on my picture below (photographed by my friend, Jack Graham,  during a workshop we led together).

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 →

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