My Philosophy

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One of my most recent images as of the writing of this essay. 
The creation of this image follows the approach outlined in this essay

My Philosophy 1 - Introduction This essay is the first in a series of essays focused on my work.  I thought it best to start the series with a description of my philosophy in regards to art and photography.  The following essays will focus on explaining specific aspects of my work, namely how I approach and use color, form, composition, light and so on.  Each of these essays … [Read more...]

Looking But Not Seeing

Travelling Standing Still

If you’re reading this, it is highly likely that your photographic journey of a thousand miles has already begun. We are all self-taught to some extent, sponging up information from books, tapping into the huge repository of knowledge on LuLa, checking out the work of other artists we admire and gaining experience through good old-fashioned trial and error. Some of us … [Read more...]

Synesthetic Landscapes

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"Color is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically." - Wassily Kandinsky (1866 – 1944) Synesthesia derives from the Greek syn, meaning “union” plus aisthaesis, meaning “sensation,” and thus means "joined sensation," such as when something that … [Read more...]

South Georgia & Antarctica 2016 – The Ultimate Antarctica Photography Workshop

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 November 9 – 29, 2016 It’s been 8 years since we did our last South Georgia – Antarctica trip. In November 2016 we will once again travel to South Georgia and Antarctica for one of the most amazing photography workshops you could take part in.  Organized by The Luminous Landscape and Kevin Raber, in collaboration with ANTARCTICA XXI, we will embark on a trip that will leave … [Read more...]

Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies – Book Review

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Crown Of The Continent; The Wildest Rockies By Steven Gnam Braided River, an imprint of Mountaineers Books www.BraidedRiver.org ISBN 978-1-59485-772-0 $29.95 Photographer Steven Gnam takes the reader along as he explores the international ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent. This area bordering the United States and Canada represents the natural migration path of … [Read more...]