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...

Art as Therapy

Art as therapy has been in use since man first started making images.  It wasn’t until the 1940’s, in the U.S., that it became a distinct profession. The American Art Therapy Association promotes art as a way of helping in the healing process and life...

Transformations

THEME: TRANSFORM – to change in composition or structure – – to change the outward form or appearance of – – to change in character or condition – Photography is a highly personal pursuit.  In just one short week, the...

Make It Count

Yesterday, Nicole stated that she doesn’t take or make photographs, she claims moments.  I never put any thought into the question of whether I’m making a photo or taking a photo and in the end I think I do both.  I think a lot of us probably do.  We can...
Take, Make, Claim

Take, Make, Claim

Ever wonder how the phrase “take a photo” became the preferred way to describe what we do with the camera?  I have.  Often.  And I’ve searched for the answer but come up empty.  (If you know, please do enlighten me.)  It strikes me as odd to...

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...
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