Silk

Silk

The Silk Art Gallery is in an old heritage building in the historic downtown of Port Moody here in B.C.. The only lens I had with me was the new one I had just bought but 50mm was too long to get the whole building in. So I went home to get my 16-35mm zoom. By the...
But is it Art? (Part I)

But is it Art? (Part I)

A while ago I was saying that I wanted to go back and read the early writings about photography in my search for art. I’d become aware that the questions about the relationship between photography and art go all the way back to the very beginnings of our craft....
Seeing Old Pictures Anew

Seeing Old Pictures Anew

The Spirit of PhotographyAnne W. Brigman (c. 1905) I am always amazed at how much I don’t know.  I mean that you would think by now I had a good grasp of what I should know. And yet I am continually surprised when I come across something that is new to me in an area...
Books will Do That

Books will Do That

I bought a book the other day and, as books will do, it got me to thinking. I shouldn’t buy books. No, no that is not the thought. I got to thinking that I don’t really know what I’m talking about. At my age that is a rather discouraging discovery. But this is what...
Photographing the Dance

Photographing the Dance

Motion is captured in the gossamer fabric flowing around the dancers while music can be heard in the beauty of the form. The woman seems to be floating on the wind. Dance is movement set to music. Those two things, movement and music are essential to the activity....
Art is Difficult

Art is Difficult

the Obvious is not always Obvious Some things that we should have always known take a long time to reveal themselves. What should be obvious is not always so. For example, today I decided to take an hour and visit a park in Surrey I know of to take pictures of the...