Thinking of Water

Thinking of Water

I came across some images the other day that caught my eye. And as often happens that started a chain of thought. I’ll deal with those images in a minute but first we have to take a step back before we can go forward. I have noticed of late a plethora of...

Words to Remember

“Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange taken in 1936 as the depression raged across America I receive a newsletter every so often from the “Digital Photography School” out of Australia. I can’t remember signing up for it but that doesn’t surprise me. I spend a...
The Italian Gardens

The Italian Gardens

I have set myself a new project: to photograph the Italian Gardens in Hastings Park in Vancouver. I spoke of projects in my discussion of the  Sofitel Grand Hotel in Amsterdam earlier. By setting goals one imposes discipline and fosters a problem solving mentality....
The Old is New Again

The Old is New Again

When I began this website I was concerned about art and photography and how they are related. I knew that not all photographs are art, but I also knew that some of them were. And it made sense to me that If I want to make art with my pictures I had better understand...
The World of Fantasy

The World of Fantasy

I’m not sure that ‘The World of Fantasy’ is a good title for this observation. But what else do you call it? Maybe the word ‘Art’ is enough. What we are about to discuss is not portraiture in the strict sense and certainly not landscape...