What if you only had one photograph

What if you only had one photograph

If you were going to take only one photograph today what would it be? Would you get up early and catch the sunrise over the mountains? Would you photograph your latte that you picked up from the corner coffee shop that you so religiously visit that you have been...
Not every photo tells the real story

Not every photo tells the real story

I was driving down a dusty road. I think (my first mistake) a nail in the fence post catches my eye. The car creeps forward under its own inertia.  The sun hangs low on the horizon. As the red chevy truck older than myself passes by, a flurry of dust enveloped the...
the Privileged Moment

the Privileged Moment

One of the aspects of photography, when it results in a truly meaningful photograph, is when the photographer is present in the moment of seeing, editing and printing (more on editing and printing is subsequent post). While all moments in time are unique, there are...
Are you connected to your work?

Are you connected to your work?

I was recently looking back over some notes from a workshop several years ago. There was a student in that workshop whose work we were critiquing. I remember that the work was pretty good and well put together as a cohesive collection of images. We were tasked with...
Photographs as Objects

Photographs as Objects

In preparing for my advanced photography class this fall, I have begun to think about some philosophical questions around photography that we will be talking about. The image above is from a series on some old trucks in the Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle. The...

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