Tag Archives: photographer

Convergence  – © John Neel

Intelligence in Minimalism

Photographic minimalism is supposed to enlighten. Abstraction for the sake of abstraction is not the point. Its purpose is to trigger discovery.

Cascade © John Neel

Light

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Clouds - © John Neel

Amazement

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Docent - © John Neel
911 - © John Neel

Concept V Accident – The Visual Riddle

By abstract, I am not speaking of abstract art. I am talking about the way art is conceptualized. Art is an idea. Art deals in the abstract, which means that it twists what is shown into……

© John Neel
© Lee Friedlander

Quoting the Photographers – Lee Friedlander

  “It fascinates me that there is a variety of feeling about what I do. I’m not a premeditative photographer. I see a picture and I make it. If I…

Orb - © John Neel

Personal Perspective – Finding Your Self-Expression

The inspiration handed to you in a gallery or a book or on the Internet should be one that elevates you as an artist. It should pull you to wanting to make your work as powerful as what you are looking at. It is not about hype or being cool or making stuff up. It is about revealing truths.

The Frame - © John Neel

Size Matters – Looking at Art and Photography

The computer tends to bring everything down to the same level. A painting by Monet, a photograph by Atget or Adams, ads for a camera, a car or an iPod all get the same treatment. There is no real scale, no real texture, little fidelity and no authenticity.

Arrows - © John Neel

Every photograph is a self-portrait.

This quote has less to do with the landscape and more to do with really seeing anything. In the act of photographing, we are showing ourselves to the world. We are sharing what we see and what we care about.