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 →

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.

The Element of Surprise

Nothing in the world is more exciting than a moment of sudden discovery or invention, and many more people are capable of experiencing such moments than is sometimes thought. ~Bertrand Russell I’m delighted to see various “influencers” promoting the idea of not revealing location information. Recently, even a local tourism board (in Jackson Hole, WY)... Continue Reading →

Casualties of Progress

The following article is based on one originally published in On Landscape Magazine. It is my hope that readers who appreciate high-quality content, hand-picked by photography-savvy editors, and free of advertising, consider subscribing to independent, subscriber-supported publications of this kind. Unfortunately what we call progress is nothing but the invasion of bipeds who do not rest... Continue Reading →

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