New Work: Fools

I've undertaken a series of projects in the last four years centered on the Trump presidency, starting with the early debates in 2016 (or was it 2015?). Nothing is especially photoshopped here--the weird spiraling colors are from interference patterns, layers of them, caused by the digital nature of the camera…

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Was Ansel Adams A Landscape Photographer?

If you google "greatest landscape photographer" and expect to hit a link for Ansel Adams you would be wrong. You get a page of click-bait links, all with numbers in the titles: 25 Best Landscape Photographers Of All Time, The Best landscape Photographers You Need to Follow in 2020, 15…

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The Magic Trick

A cropped version of The Magic Trick, Part 1, made in the mid-1990s. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a sentence. As I lay there a second sentence will come, then a third. Then I can sort of see the whole thing laid out like…

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New Work: The Geyser

Not only will I write about travel and photography on these pages but from time to time I'll share my own work. This is The Geyser, from earlier this year. It is a ten-minute video of the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park, shot in 4k on a tripod-mounted…

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Books On My Desk: Renaissance Etching, Soth, and Wolfe

Ah, books. Such an old technology yet photography books--art photography books--are in something of a golden age. There is a flood of them, too many to even know all of the titles. I buy my share, although they seem far easier to buy than to actually find the mental space…

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Books On My Desk: Klett, Parks, and Aufuldish

It's possible to have too many books, especially art books. I've got shelves full of them, piles on the floor crowding the furniture. Every so often I swear I'm going to stop buying art books then I do and then I don't. I do--I'll go a month or two without…

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