Susan Sontag on Photography

As a fine art photographer, I constantly find myself coming up against several important theoretical voices that have contributed to our field. Susan Sonntag’s essays “On Photography” is an important piece in that body of work. Susan Sontag’s thoughts on photography were prescient when she wrote that “today, everything exists to end in a photograph.”…  [ READ MORE ]

Banned Facebook Image

This image just got removed by Facebook. I had it as my Cover image. A lot of my Friends – and their Friends – liked the image enough to make the super-minimal effort. It had over 220 Likes and was shared by fifteen people. But at some point someone somewhere got offended and reported the…  [ READ MORE ]

Every Artist is both a Poet and a Craftsman

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. — Émile Zola from a letter to Paul Cézanne Art is rarely the result of true genius, rather it is a combination of hard work and skills learned and practiced by regular people and,…  [ READ MORE ]

The Feminine Magic

Some insight into my current thought process… It’s not clear, so I am trying to parse it out here, and will hopefully elicit some dialog. I have been reading a lot of Joseph Campbell, and find myself softening ever so slightly on the total disdain I have for religion. To some degree I have always…  [ READ MORE ]

Art will remain

Archaeologists have not yet discovered any stage of human existence without art. Even in the half-light before the dawn of humanity we received this gift from Hands we did not manage to discern. Nor have we managed to ask: Why was this gift given to us and what are we to do with it? And…  [ READ MORE ]