The posts here are, well, "what's new" about my photography.

 

For longer, more cranky blog posts about art, mostly photography, see Notbadbutisitart.blogspot.com!  

Unexpected but (I hope) positive changes to my website blog

I use the blog ("WHAT'S NEW") connected to my website strictly for current events about my photography. Longer, usually crankier, blog posts are at notbadbutisitart.blogspot.com. The tool that I use for my website, WIX, did a major upgrade (I hope) to its blog editor. I'm still getting the hang of it. A side effect of the change is that if you want to leave a comment (and I hope you do) you have to enter your email and password. Why a password? I haven't a clue. Another side effect of the change -- or maybe my inept use of it -- is that I lost all the previous posts in WHAT'S NEW. In the unlikely chance that you want to see any of them -- good luck.

Looking for the Light

I'm going to start putting a new quotation on the home page of my website each month. I have been accumulating quotations about art -- mostly photography -- for a very long time. I have enough to last me for several lifetimes. This month's is by Emmet Gowin. It is from the introduction of his self-titled retrospective (Aperture 2013). We heard him speak at Portland Art Museum's endowed Minor White Lecture a couple of years back. I'm a big fan of his earlier work and he is an engaging speaker. There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don't tell them or write them down, if you don't make the picture, these things will not be seen, t

Looking at the Light

I'm going to start putting a new quotation on the home page of my website each month. I have been accumulating quotations about art -- mostly photography -- for a very long time. I have enough to last me for several lifetimes. This month's is by Emmet Gowin. It is from the introduction of his self-titled retrospective (Aperture 2013). We heard him speak at Portland Art Museum's endowed Minor White Lecture a couple of years back. I'm a big fan of his earlier work and he is an engaging speaker. There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don't tell them or write them down, if you don't make the picture, these things will not be seen, thes

"Looking in the Right Direction"

"In no way do I believe that I have my own fairy godmother who has sown little miracles in my path throughout my life. Rather, I believe miracles pop up all the time and everywhere, but we forget to look for them. What a joy to have been looking in the right direction so often." I've been trying (with only modest success) not to buy books. Even after a major culling out our house is awash in books. But I just couldn't stand it and bought the eight-pound, 2 1/2" thick "Willy Ronis -- The Master's unpublished albums". The quotation above is from that book. The great Willy Ronis is one of my photographic heroes -- not only because of his work but also because of way he lived his life. A

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