Category Archives: Social Responsibility

Black Tank – © John Neel

Teaching is an act of Photographic Practice

The image is a way to speak. One of the more powerful uses of creativity is to use it as a way to tell. It is a language not too different from the written word. Photography is a creative process that can elevate the mind.

© John Neel

Photography as Past – Present – Future

Photography…TIME and SPACE …Our lives benefit from constant redirection. It is how we move forward… Many seem to only live in the past. It is how we view the present moment that helps us understand where to go next. John Neel

Crow – © John Neel

Beauty and the Beast – Photography in the Modern World

Life has changed photography and art. It always has. Art is all about our lives and our existence. It is a look at where we are as humans in any period of time we are in.

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.

Live Bait – © John Neel

Landscape is About Indifference

The landscape … For many of us, it has become a witnessing of a world that has been transformed by ravenousness consumption caused by……

Seeing Through the Wall – © John Neel
Gorilla – © John Neel

Evolution vs Where we are now.

“It seems to me that the minds of men have not yet fully evolved. If they had, we would not be in the terrible dilemma we all face living as we do on this very small and extremely fragile planet. ……photography and art.

Convergence  – © John Neel

Elitist Photography Club

Is photography an elitist activity? Upper middle class? Does it need to be done with the best cameras and the best lenses?

In a recent post to a popular Facebook photography group asked a question about whether or not economic status should be considered

Tree - © John Neel