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Couple - © John Neel
Boot © John Neel
Snake - © John Neel

Making Photographs From What We Know

Photography is a relatively new art form. It has only been around for a bit over a century and a half. In the scheme of almost every other form of the arts, that is a very small amount of time. In many ways, photography owes itself to all the arts that came before it.

Easel - © John Neel

Image V Substance

It is the why and what we seek to find as photographers. As photographers we are visual poets. We write poems with our vision. Our subjects the actors we use to tell our story.

Big Snake - © John neel

Hype…Hype…Super Hype

Somewhere along the line, the world seems to have succumbed to the need for exaggeration in everything we do. ………Photography opens the door for seeing the world as it really exists. It allows us to realize the good as well as the bad.

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Dress in Window - © John Neel
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.

Bomb - © John Neel

Selfie is a four-letter word

For some reason there seems to be an acceptance that every image focused on the maker ever created in the history of artistic image-making must now be thrown into this single and greatly demeaning heading.

Dirkon Pinhole Camera

Dirkon – The Paper Pinhole Camera

Personally, I find the HOLE idea, (excuse the pun) absolutely amazing. Pinhole is magical in that it requires no sensor, no mechanical parts and no lens. While it is possible to use a pinhole in place of a lens on a digital camera to take pinhole images, a tiny hole in a simple box with a piece of light sensitive material inside is far more impressive.