Category Archives: Creativity

Couple - © John Neel

The Other “Decisive Moment” in Photography

But there is another moment that is also decisive… In that regard, it is essential that both parties are looking for the image to speak to them …photographic… vision of that encounter with time.

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The Next Pinhole Day Is Only A Few Weeks Away

Between now and April 24th, I’ll be getting ready to make and use a pinhole camera. I’ll also be posing a few posts about pinhole and pinhole related photography.

Yard - © John Neel

Self-Expression Is You Expressed

You are what you see. If you have something of interest to the rest of us, you will be seen for that effort. Creativity in any area, is about your voice and your way of working. Photography

© John Neel

In Photography… Framing Is Everything

A photograph is a kind of language. It is supposed to help us see the world. It should be used to add to what we know.

Clouds - © John Neel

Amazement

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Willow Trunk - © John Neel

Tree as Me

  I am fascinated by the tree. You should be too!  I am fascinated by its form, its beauty, its presence, and by its life giving nature. I am sickened…

Target - © John Neel

Love our Enemies or Die

“……the presence of nuclear weapons in the world serves notice that the command to love one another is an absolute practical necessity………” — Wendell Berry

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Art is not a contest.

Art is our mirror. It is a picture of who we are. Art is a road-map that we can use to see our progress as human beings.

Couple - © John Neel

Garry Winogrand and the theory of transformation

Winogrand means that the image becomes something different as a result of its framing. I think he framed beautifully. I do not believe his work was haphazard. He knew where he was and anticipated the subject.

Vivarium Window – © John Neel

We Screwed the Pooch

I used to like the old world of pastoral views, of waterfalls, forests and beauty. But that world is gone. It really doesn’t exist. We “screwed the pooch” as they say here in the real world.