Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~George Orwell Shortly after inviting readers to ask me anything, two of the first responses inquired about... Continue Reading →
Language is a detriment, an earthbound limitation from which the poet suffers more than anyone else. At times he can actually hate it, denounce it, and execrate it—or rather hate himself for being born to work with this miserable instrument. He thinks with envy of the painter whose language—color—is instantly comprehensible to everyone from the... Continue Reading →
Did you know? You can support my work and help me sustain this blog by pledging as little as $2/month. My pledge to you: the more people are willing to offer their financial support for this blog, the more frequently I'll be willing to write these articles and to offer them to the world free... 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 →
I recognize that sometimes viewers may assume about my work what lawyers call, "facts not in evidence," namely that I push the boundaries of (to borrow a term from Ansel Adams) "departure from reality" to a greater extent than I actually do.
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. ~W.... Continue Reading →
Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions, since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the... Continue Reading →