Abandonment Issues

Years ago, my family had a summer house out in the country, miles from anywhere.  Across the road lay a cow pasture, slowly being overtaken by briers and kudzu.  Not far into the pasture stood a wooden barn, probably erected sometime in the 1920s.  Large cedar posts...

Solace – On Finding One’s Self

In the summer of 2008 I embarked on the journey of taking a photo of myself every day for a year and posting the results on Flickr.   At the time, I was still a novice with the camera and was beginning to get interested in off camera lighting and the thought occurred...

Why Do We Do What We Do?

I often wonder what it is that, as an amateur photographer, I’m trying to do with my work.  Barring the highly unlikely event that my work will be defined as the work of a genius or deemed groundbreaking, it’s not going to be shown in a museum, published...

100 Strangers

At some point most photographers begin to feel confined to the comfort zone they have created for themselves.  They find a style, be it the way they process, light, or even compose.  The ability to do decent work each week, without having to spend countless time...

White Noise

At what point do we lay down the books, close out the websites, and turn off the tutorial DVDs? As photographers we strive each week to learn more about our art in order to grow and push boundaries.  We read the latest inspirational book, buy a new lens every so...
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