Critique

Because There Ain’t No Cure for the…

Because There Ain't No Cure for the...

I thought this song was an appropriate way to open with what I’m feeling right now.  At this point I’m waiting for the semester to start anew.  I have a lot of work ahead of me in terms of building a show for our senior exhibition while trying to build a body of work for […]


The Brown Sisters

The Brown Sisters

Keeping up a time based project is very exhausting mentally.  I started one this year only to stumble upon keeping up with the interval of creating the individual pieces due to the fact that I had so many other things pulling me in other directions.  Now, I’ve seen plenty of time-based projects successfully executed, but […]


War/Photography

War/Photography

The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston is currently hosting a rather large exhibit on photography in war.  The pieces themselves date from the modern all the way back to just a few years after the origins of photography.  The exhibit itself is very large.  In fact, it takes up the entire mezzanine in the […]


The Audience of Souls

The Audience of Souls

What do you say to the dead? Will you forgive me for living? – Ronnie James Dio (1992) There is a darkness here You cannot imagine you cannot fathom It speaks to me in tongues Can you hear it? I’ve built my tower of song From words as bitter splintered bone Gnarled and wretched, spiteful […]


Comparing Photographs – Two Tales Told in Two Ways

Comparing Photographs - Two Tales Told in Two Ways

Around the dawn of the 20th Century, a new generation of photographers such as Heinrich Kuhn, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen began to challenge the paradigm of photography as a technical activity as their compositions incorporated formal elements of art and their prints began to incorporate color through the use of the gum bichromate printing […]


Magical Morning by Magnus Lindbom

Magical Morning by Magnus Lindbom

Magnus Lindbom is a self-taught professional photographer from Sweden.  He earns all his money from photography-related work such as writing articles for publication, leading photo tours and workshops, and selling prints.  His goal with photography is “to inspire others to venture out into nature and experience for themselves what so many of us are missing […]


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Evening Clouds by Nenad Saljic

Evening Clouds by Nenad Saljic

Croatian Nenad Saljic fell in love with photography and the mountains in his early teens.  Of course, life has a habit of getting in the way and in the course of some life events, he pretty much left his passions unpursued.  Fortunately for Saljic (and the rest of us) he rediscovered his passion for photography and […]


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Rabbit Portrait

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I got a little busy with other things, but now things seem to have settled down a little bit. I can play catchup in other posts, but right now I want to discuss an image I saw in Color Magazine today. The picture below is part […]


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Diving Tower Study 1 by Marius Rustad

As I’ve said before, minimalist photos rank are my favorite. To take simple elements and bring them all together to create a powerful image takes a vision and a mind beyond my feeble skills. This picture by Marius Rustad is no exception as it is a powerful photo. According the short bio of Marius contained […]


Spring Sea Ice by Roberta Holden

In my first semester photography class we studied with only black and white photographs. One of the dictums we were taught was that there images should be very dynamic tonally. The range should always begin with black and end with white. I suspect this rule was put into place to help us develop an eye […]


Migrant Worker 2 by Peter Liepke

I was running some errands on Monday morning before heading to the tire shop to replace the tires on my vehicle. I stopped by Best Buy to drop some old cell phones in their recycling bins when I decided to head over to Barnes and Noble to pick up a photography magazine to read while […]