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 →

New Book Now Available for Pre-Order

My new book, Another Day Not Wasted, is now available for pre-order! Please click the book cover below for more information and to place your orders. I expect to start shipping the books toward the end of August. Orders will ship on a first-come-first-served basis.

Another Day Not Wasted: Book Update

My next book, titled, Another Day Not Wasted, is coming soon. I can't say exactly how soon yet (under threat of bodily harm by my publisher) but, well... soon. Until soon arrives, I'll be sharing a series of book updates. Rest assured, as soon as I can announce a hard date (and a pre-order page), I'll... 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 →

On Planning

Sometimes, the only way to discover who you are or what life you should lead is to do less planning and more living—to burst the double bubble of comfort and convention and just do stuff, even if you don’t know precisely where it’s going to lead, because you don’t know precisely where it’s going to... Continue Reading →

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