Tag Archives: seeing

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,

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.

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.

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

Picnic Table - © John Neel