The Finger and the Moon

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc. —David Bohm It is a pity that our medium, photography, which is practiced... Continue Reading →

The Condition of Music

This post expands on an article I originally wrote for LensWork Magazine. In this longer version, I incorporated some ideas emerging out of recent thinking about photography’s standing as an art form, relative to other media. These thoughts may lead to more writing on this topic in the coming weeks. As always, if you find... Continue Reading →

Poetic Odds

This article was originally only available to subscribers of On Landscape—an excellent British photography publication. The article is reproduced here with permission. I am a regular contributor to On Landscape and highly recommend subscribing to it for the consistently excellent quality of content they offers each month. Photography’s potential as a great image-maker and communicator... Continue Reading →

Spirituality, Sensuality, and Mechanics

Those who have only a superficial knowledge of the possibilities of our art contend that the photographer is a mere mechanical realist without power to add anything of himself to his production. Yet some of our critics inconsistently commit themselves to the statement that some of our pictures are nothing like nature. This is giving... Continue Reading →

Another Day Not Wasted

My book, Another Day Not Wasted, is now available in both print end PDF editions. The print edition is hardbound. If purchased directly from me, your copy will be personally autographed. If you have already purchased and read the book, thank you! I'll also be grateful if you consider reviewing the book on Amazon or other sites.... Continue Reading →

Vive la (Creative) Révolution!

Some photographic movements have had a following in America, but none has ever held sway for any length of time. The Photo-Secession, documentary photography, photo-journalism, f/64, all made valuable individual contributions, but they all had to give way to the self-assertive individual photographer. Of course, individual photographers do bind themselves to certain limiting systems of... Continue Reading →

Stepping Out Podcast Interview

I've recently had the pleasure of speaking with Kaz Pritchard, host of the Stepping Out podcast. Kaz is a health and fitness coach. She interviews people from different backgrounds who share a love of walking. If interested, you may listen to our conversation here, or by clicking the podcast logo below. I'd like to also... Continue Reading →

Photography as an Art Language

This article is adapted from a column I originally wrote for LensWork Magazine. I have been a proud contributor to LensWork for several years, and consider it one of the finest photographic publications of our time. Photography has been called an irresponsive medium. This is much the same as calling it a mechanical process. A great... Continue Reading →

March Sadness

As one grows older, one loves the autumn more and more, but one fears the spring. ~Hermann Hesse No doubt there is much to be said for joyous beauty, raucous beauty, bold and vibrant in-your-face beauty. There is also, however, something to be said for other kinds of beauty: quiet beauty, melancholy beauty, mournful and... Continue Reading →

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