Photography, Photo Education, For Teachers and Learners.

More than thirty years of teaching photography and art should have taught me a few things.

A good teacher is also a good student. I may have interesting images and thoughts to share

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Art requires work

Art often requires effort not just from the artist but the viewer as well. Participation from those who see the art to interpret meaning helps enrich the experience.

Monday, April 30, 2018

India Travles

The monkey on the wall reminds me of the paintings of Mondrian. Things that you have experienced in your life can impact your new visual truth without you realizing it at your moment exposure.

Traveling gives you to see things with new eyes

Familiarity breeds contempt is so true. When we move to new places we see things that we may have passed in our own environment. Our past experiences can impact our visual decisions.

Always Experimenting

I will always try to explore new avenews. Thats the only way to grow as ann artist regardless of the medium

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Visiting old friends

Looking at old prints in my portfolios is like visiting old friends. These visits sometimes inspire variations of the same image. The picture of the lily's is inspired by a similar picture I took more than thirty years ago.

The picture of the leaf is an attempt to give the concept of fall with out making an image that is literal. I always try to leave room for the viewer to interact with the image in some small way.

Working with still life as art allows me to take time reflect and contemplate the photo as art. The feathers and box create visual contradiction and still allow for aesthetic considerations.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Letting It Go

I have a very controlled way of making pictures, a lot of planning, deliberation and precise execution.
Some situations demand just the opposite. One must be able to adapt to the situation as it arises. I found my self at a Fourth of July fire works display with no tripod and a small camera. I adapted and moved the camera during a exposure time of about two seconds.