Monday Missive — February 21, 2022


I am not a documentarian; I make photographs that reflect an experience, perhaps a mood or an impression. I don’t presume to photograph the ‘spirit of a place’ (if such a thing exists) as much as I hope to photograph my encounter of it.” — David DuChemin in “Savannah”

We want to go down the paths our idols walked down, but the thing that we forget is that they didn’t walk down paths, because those paths weren’t there yet. They created them.” — Hank Green, author

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” -— Jean Shinoda Bolen, psychiatrist

Photoessays/Bodies of Work
— Gloria Baker Feinstein: A search for beauty and serenity
— Gregory Crewson: Post-industrial America
— James Van Der Zee: A portrait of Harlem
— Debe Arlook: Surrealistic landscapes

Field and Studio
— Cool water drop images
— Negative space in landscape photography
— Know when to press the shutter to capture the decisive moment

— Bayou Josh muses on whether it is the picture or the story
— What gear to take and how to get it on the plane

If you remain interested in the story of my North Cascades residency, a contemporaneous diary and imagery is available at my old blogspot blog. The newest posts are at the top, so you have to scroll down and then scroll up to keep the time sequence.

The kitchen in the Imus cabin was certainly not fancy, but was entirely functional and pleasant.

Kitchen in Imus cabin.

On a day-to-day basis the landscape was fairly dramatic.

North Cascades Artist-In-Residence

There was an old log school house that was maintained, but no longer used.

Old Stehekin school.

At one point this one room school house served all of the children in the community.

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