Tag Archives: creativity

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,

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…

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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.

Seeing Through the Wall – © John Neel
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

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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

Permanent – © John Neel

When I photograph – Instinct and Anticipation

While the subject, light and composition are important, it is the deliberate – yet somewhat serendipitous connection between the elements that produce the image, sets the stage, and precipitates meaning.……photography