Category Archives: Masters

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Documentary V Fine Art – Photography

Art is more than person, place or thing. It is a triggering mechanism for introspection. The subject shown is not what the image is about. Art takes the subject and twists it into new meaning. The things shown, their relationships, the way they interact with the light, produce a new concept to ponder.

Modern Living - © John Neel

Walking Away from a Gallery Inspired

While it is a great thing to have access to the abundance of imagery that exists on the internet, the actual experience of any piece of art is minimal at best.

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Light Quotations

Quotations about photography. “Being a photographer is … them to look at.” – Ruth Orkin, August Sander, Robert Adams

Gorilla - © John Neel
Oscar Bailey with his Cirkuit Camera Penland NC 1980

I knew Oscar Bailey – He was my teacher

Oscar was the first to open my eyes to photography, the related arts and to many great photographers. He also promoted the idea of play…

© Lee Friedlander

Quoting the Photographers – Lee Friedlander

  “It fascinates me that there is a variety of feeling about what I do. I’m not a premeditative photographer. I see a picture and I make it. If I…

72 North Union. Rochester New York - © John Neel
Orb - © John Neel

Personal Perspective – Finding Your Self-Expression

The inspiration handed to you in a gallery or a book or on the Internet should be one that elevates you as an artist. It should pull you to wanting to make your work as powerful as what you are looking at. It is not about hype or being cool or making stuff up. It is about revealing truths.

"Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays,Lectures,and Interviews"
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Look and Think Before You Shoot – A Few Photo Quotes

Here are a few quotes by some of the greatest image-maker’s and an essayist, as well as a few images, which I think help to illustrate what is stated.