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 →
Where solitude ends, there begins the market-place; and where the market-place begins, there begins also the noise of the great actors, and the buzzing of the poison-flies. In the world even the best things are worthless without those who represent them: those showmen, the people call great men. Little, do the people understand what is... Continue Reading →
Human faces prompt me to ponder the thoughts and feelings of the persons they belong to, rather than my own.
The natural landscape offers more than just innate metaphors for obsolete emotional associations; it can also be-in a real and measurable sense-therapeutic, and conducive to a more meaningful life.
As in past years, I sit to write this post pondering the significance of the ending of 2017. There isn't one, for me. Or, at least there isn't one founded in any meaningful milestone or other consequential event in my life or work. But, as I realized in past years, pausing to reflect on the events of a full year is good in itself, and seems especially worthy when shared alongside similar reflections by many of my colleagues.
My thanks to Mirko Vecernik for his patience and for featuring an interview with me on his new web project, dedicated to inspiration: Vision and Life. I look forward to see how it evolves.
Intelligence, imagination, talent, and creativity will get nowhere without a basis of knowledge and skills, and for this education must be sufficiently structured and focused. But an education too rigid, too formulaic, too lacking in narrative, may kill the once-active, inquisitive mind of a child. ~Oliver Sacks Albert Einstein may be the quintessential genius of... Continue Reading →
This essay was adapted from one previously published in LensWork Magazine. On the road from fish, bird, and ape to the war-waging animal of our time, on the long road by which we hope in time to become men and gods, it could not have been the “normal” ones that had pressed forward from stage... Continue Reading →
We recognize that someone has found their voice when their distinctive spiritual or emotional core becomes an inseparable part of their art. Reaching that threshold means letting the concerns and influences of others fall away, so that your own voice is heard clearly. It takes a whole lot of dedication and conviction and hard work... Continue Reading →
I have a limited quantity of my (now out of print) LensWork Monograph, titled, The Least Impossible Way. This is part of LensWork's Monograph Series (#9 in the series) and is a 72-page soft-cover book containing a portfolio of my images and a couple of short essays about my work. To purchase an autographed copy for... Continue Reading →