Tag Archives: artist

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.

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……

Paradise  -  © John Neel

Photographic Responsibility

Money and ignorance are killing everything we love and everything we need to survive. In terms of how well the earth is taking our abuse, we have been nearing a point of no return for some time already. Man has treated the earth with disrespect – totally ignoring the environment that we need to live, for way too long. We must…Photography

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

Front Door – © John Neel

Art is the story of man and his/her world

Art has been the barometer for all societies since the beginning. Yesterday’s art was about what the world was like. Today’s art is about the NOW. Tomorrow’s art will depend on what happens next.

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The next pinhole day is April 26, 2015 – Will you be ready?

Between now and April 26th, I’ll be talking about pinhole cameras, pinholes, zone plates, and many other topics around pinhole photography.……Each year of the event I create a poster that you can download and post so that others can know about the event.