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Like the Germans Do

I came across this cheery fellow in a small alcove of the Ulmer Muenster, a gothic church in Ulm, Germany.  Nobody does gothic like the Germans do.

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Meeting the Challenge

I never get tired of the views of Longs Peak from the Trail Ridge Road area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  I have a number of images collected together on this website of the peak photographed from this area, and probably a dozen (or more) pretty much finished images of it that I haven’t gotten [...]

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I Make the Photographs I Want to See

There’s a lot of photography being done out there these days, and a lot of reasons being given for making photographs.  In the art community, in particular, it often seems to me that a photograph is not seen to be complete without a small treatise of theory and explanation to accompany it. Introspection in an [...]

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The Photograph, and Me

In my last post, I mentioned how I feel that when you put a person in a photograph, the photograph tends to become about that person and not whatever else may be in the frame.  For this reason, I tend to avoid putting people in my photographs. But there’s even a little more to it [...]

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More Human Than Human

I’m not a portrait photographer, and in general I don’t like putting people in my images in any capacity.  To me, when you put a person in a photograph, you instantly make the photograph about that person.  If it’s a portrait, then obviously the photograph is about the person whose portrait has been taken.  But [...]

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Nebulous Residue

An artist cannot endure reality; he turns away or back from it: his earnest opinion is that the worth of a thing consists in that nebulous residue of it which one derives from colour, form, sound, and thought; he believes that the more subtle, attenuated, and volatile, a thing or a man becomes, the more [...]

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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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