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On Portraiture

“All photographs are self-portraits.” – Minor White

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Just With a Camera

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

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What It’s About

I’ve heard it said that photographs should be about something.  Is this photograph about something?  I think it probably is, but I like the fact that I can’t (and don’t need to) put it into words.

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Questions and Answers

” … photographers don’t benefit very much with answers from other photographers. What is more beneficial is to ask questions of ourselves and see what thoughts float out from within.” – Michael Kenna

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Theft and Authenticity

“Nothing is original.  Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.  Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.  Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.  If you do this, [...]

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Everything in its Time

I remember the first black and white photograph I ever made, the one that really got me into photography in a serious way back in 2012, was an abstract triptych I made using an iPhone camera as the capture device.  For awhile, back then, I was really into these triptychs.  I made quite a few, [...]

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When We Look at Our Photographs

When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it’s a good sign that our images have lost their souls. – David duChemin For the record, I’ve always considered my photographs to be highly reflective of myself.  For better or for worse, I can’t imagine undertaking photography (or any kind [...]

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And Stars Too

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice And stars, stars too.  If I am recalling correctly, the two stars here actually are the planets Jupiter and Venus, which came into (I believe perfect) alignment a couple of years ago.

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The Real Magician

“I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches, and foliage that reach up toward the light.  But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.” – Edward Steichen

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Catching Up

Things are pretty quiet with photography for now while I get caught up on other things.  Hopefully I’ll be able to return my attention to it again before too long.

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