Tell a Story

Often times when I go out to shoot there’s no set agenda on what I want to capture.  I’ll head downtown and begin walking around looking for things that seem attention worthy.  For example, there are several homeless people that congregate in a park. ...

Don’t Worry About the Bread

While thinking about our current theme, Transformations, I remembered one of my favorite quotes. American author, Barbara Kingsolver said, “If we can’t, as artists, improve on real life, we should put down our pencils and go bake bread.” Personally,...

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...

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...

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...
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