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 →

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

Note: It was suggested to me to make some of this blog's contents exclusive to my Patreon supporters. Admittedly I am not entirely comfortable doing so at this point. I'd like to believe that those with the means, will, and integrity to patronize my work know that their support not only helps me but also others... Continue Reading →

Timelessness

If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein My relationship with photography began, as affairs of the heart often do, with... 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 →

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 →

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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