Category Archives: Metaphor

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.

Rear Window - © John Neel

Photographic Inclusion

The photographic image is simply a logical view of an artistic statement. It is an utterance made from the combined relationships of selective visual cues.

Salesman - © John Neel

The Reward for Seeing with a Camera

Hope can simply be that you gain a new perspective on things by looking at the world through an open mind. My job as a photographer is to see the world through a camera. The reward, is what…

Bottle – © John Neel

The Metaphor of a Glass Bottle

What on Earth is so significant about a simple jar? What does a jar have to do with anything? Photography is a way to discover and a way to think.

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.

© 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.

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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.

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……

© John Neel

Awesome is a Loosely Used Word in Photography

In the area of photography, it is a term used to describe the viewer’s preferences and perhaps the maker’s ego. I find it is often used to describe a camera image that someone seems to simply like. There is a huge difference between…and åwesome.