Category Archives: Art Thoughts

When You’re Not With the One You Love…

The other weekend was one of those occasions that called for the tough, all-purpose toy that can get wet, sandy, salty, muddy or possibly dropped on the ground unceremoniously in a backpack. It was not a good time for an … Continue reading

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Little Blue Buckets of Joy

I was working as a roving photographer at a school Field Day this morning. All around me were tots giggling, jumping and getting wet. I walked past the kiddie pool where they were keeping their supply of wet. The kids … Continue reading

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Inspiration Close to Home

The weather here in the Northeast USA has been bleak to say the least these past few months.  I write this while snowbound in a county that gave up the night before and just said, “Nope, not going to even … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mr. Dad

Dear fair-going Father and Daughter, You really warmed my heart today, knowing that you understood why I was out at the fair myself today.  You came into my tent and took a good, long look.  Daughter asked politely if she … Continue reading

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STEM in Art Class

I came across a very interesting post today by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post citing many of the benefits of art classes.  She talks about creativity, focus, collaboration, taking criticism, and other very general skills that can be carried … Continue reading

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After the Snap pt. 1

Wow!  I didn’t really intend to take the whole summer off from my blog, but I’m baaack! This month I am going to take a step away from simply explaining how to use a camera and get into digital editing … Continue reading

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The Camera Lies.

They say that the camera never lies.  They haven’t played around with cameras very much. The camera (and the person wielding it!) can make a person look larger than a house or as small as a mouse – just put … Continue reading

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Yes, But Is It Art?

Is photography art?  Is all photography art?  For over a century people have debated these points.  I once thought the matter had been settled with so many exhibitions in museums all over the world , but I am still surprised … Continue reading

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No New Subjects, But…

They say that there are no new subjects and that what is left is each individual’s take on the subject that is important.  I would strongly emphasize this point to anyone who works to re-create other artists’ work down to … Continue reading

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Long Live Film!

Though you can’t tell from a computer monitor, the vast majority of my artwork is still film-based and printed in a darkroom.  It’s not better than digital but it is different than digital.  There is a quality to the shading … Continue reading

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