Category Archives: Reality

Couple - © John Neel

How to look at the world

“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned…The act of seeing is an act of awareness.

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.

Clouds - © John Neel

Amazement

teach amazement… Duane Michals…photography…life… teach amazement… Duane Michals…photography…life… teach amazement… Duane Michals…photography…life…

Trash - © John Neel

The picturesque landscape – A thing of the past?

Pristine landscape? ………picturesque landscape?……Fukushima, Chernobyl, all of the atomic bomb testing i……oil spills, over fishing, deforestation, Monsanto, mining, wars, carbon emissions, climate change,

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.

Chaos - © John Neel

Order out of Chaos? – Photography

If nature is chaotic then any image that attempts to show it otherwise is a false image. The photograph does not change the chaos. It doesn’t change the nature of the world or the universe. To me, it would be like making everything exactly the same. Every tree would look like every other… It would be difficult to impossible to tell one thing from another. the world would be bland and boring. Photography would likely be dreadfully dull.