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 →

Out of the Woods

Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul. You are always being lured away by foolish distractions. Seek solitude. ~ Eugène Delacroix Shortly before the Christmas holiday I arrived at my campsite in a remote region where the Mojave Desert transitions into the now-frigid highlands of the Colorado Plateau. It... Continue Reading →

Photography as Distraction

If the remission of pain is happiness, then the emergence from distraction is aesthetic bliss. I use these terms loosely, for I am not making an argument but rather attempting to describe the pleasure that comes from recognition or rediscovery of certain essences permanently associated with human life. These essences are restored to our consciousness... Continue Reading →

The Value of Originality

I'm posting this article, originally published in LensWork Magazine, in response to Irina Drelciuc, who sent me this Ask Me Anything question: "have you ever felt like there is nothing new or fresh to be 'told' through photography, what is the use of doing it unless you come up with something striking different?" If you... 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 →

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