Tag Archives: 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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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.

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

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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

Picnic Table - © John Neel
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Bargain Bin Reality

Naturally, it would be important to know that the future was going to work out in a positive way. It makes sense that we at least look at what our science is telling us. Opinion is not an answer. ……………………I believe that Climate Reality is not fiction, it is not a hoax. I understand that it is here and realize it is real. To deny that it is not is a betrayal to humanity and to all life.

Priest - © John Neel

What Walker Evans Said

Seems to me that Walker Evans was saying that there are other………………the chances are you will never rise above the average photo-buff.

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Abstract Reality - © John Neel