“The key to becoming a confident and creative photographer is in how we think. If we believe this one image is going to look a certain way—perhaps tack sharp and very literal—will we even consider the possibility that this particular scene or subject might be better expressed as an abstract?” — David DuChemin
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” — Neil Gaiman
“A bird is safe in its nest — but that is not what its wings are made for.” — Amit Ray, spiritual leader
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— Ashley Markle: A story about parental intimacy
— How women changed street photography
— National Forest in Taipei Compare to the work of Simon Baxter.
— Best aerial images of 2021
— MattK: Everything new in LR and PS in the last 2 years
— Sean Tucker: Your photography needs a change
— Simon Baxter: Philosophical basis for photography found in mycorrhizal (fungal) networks
— Ted Forbes analyzes the evolution of the camera from rangefinders to mirrorless
— Famous sports images
— Kristina Borinskaya: Weird stuff (my opinion), but some of it is interesting
It 2008 I was lucky enough to get a two week artist residency in the eastern area of Cascades National Park in Washington. Eastern HQ was in a town called Stehekin, which cannot be reached by roads: either take the ferry from the town of Chelan at the southern end of Lake Chelan to Stehekin near the north end, or fly in by float plane. I didn’t get much time to explore Chelan, but did take a few snaps. Pretty cool to a city boy who is used to views limited by buildings.
The decor is a bit different as well.