Monday, December 18, 2006

Heading East

Heading East One of the joys and challenges of photography is the empathy and imagination that you develop by being observant. I love wandering around, and as I wander I am surrounded by a thousand questions and a thousand feelings. Check the related links at the bottom of the post for more impressions.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Photography of Jonathan Moller

Photography of Jonathan Moller Sometimes photography serves a higher purpose. "Our Culture is Our Resistance" is a set of Photographs that serve and communicate on multiple levels.

Monday, November 27, 2006

JPG Magazine: Issues: 7

JPG Magazine: Issues: 7 I bought this magazine at Barnes and Noble. I liked it so much I subscribed. You can download the magazine as a PDF here, or you can scroll through the pages by scrolling through the Issue Preview.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunil Vaidyanathan Photography

Sunil Vaidyanathan Photography Another access point to these wonderful photographs. Start here.

The River Yatra: Ganga Yamuna

The River Yatra: Ganga Yamuna These photographs transcend the beautiful. Explore this site for documentary photography the way it should be. I would love to take the photo school that he teaches. I was inspired.

New York Black and White Photography

New York Black and White Photography
The photography and the articles are excellent. Explore this site.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Toy Polloy--Smells Fishy!

The Toy Polloy--Smells Fishy!
I love the look of these photographs. I have been noticing, when scanning my old negatives, that I really like some of my odd and flawed photographs. I want to try some of these tools.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Online Photographer: Seen It Before?

The Online Photographer: Seen It Before?
Developing a unique photographic style is crucial and I think should be unconscious. A style should evolve from how you see, not how you compare to others.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

(Bjorke * BotzBlog) What You Choose to See

(Bjorke * BotzBlog) What You Choose to See
This is a thought provoking and practical post. I especially like this quote "My conclusion so far is that the paradox is illusory, a byproduct of the fact that neither the color photograph or the B&W photograph are the things being photographed. As the old Winogrand saw goes: they're new facts. Once you see a color photograph, already made, it's harder to think of it as anything else. Seeing the photograph is a new experience, one that is like seeing the things photographed while photographing, but... not the same. And that this surely has an influence on the way photographs are redacted from contact sheets and so forth. If they start B&W, they are B&W. Color, color."

Friday, September 8, 2006

Monday, August 7, 2006


Derelict I think I share similar motivation with my Wandering In Fairbanks web sites. I love to explore and document the vanishing everyday things that we experience. Margaret and I spent 10 days in London a few years ago, it was a great place to explore.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Key Thoughts and The Zen of Fishing

sm-07-07: "Key Thoughts and The Zen of Fishing"
I also think photography is like wildlife watching, being prepared for the random event. I carry a camera with me whenever I leave the house, I "kid" that the moment that I do not have the camera a space ship will land with aliens! I will even go back into the house and get a camera if I forgot to bring it with me. I want to be prepared for the random event or the unexpected moment. Like fishing or wildlife viewing the process is fun in itself, wandering outside, waiting, listening, returning to the same place again, looking for evidence, the process is fun and valuable even if I do not see any wildlife. Sometimes I feel like I have to earn the right to see an animal, sometimes it seems like I have been granted a gift, but I must be available for the gift.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

lens culture: links

lens culture: links
This set of links is an excellent place to explore thoughtful photography. Each of the links deserves the time to look, think, and explore.

lens culture: photography and shared territories

lens culture: photography and shared territories
You could spend days exploring this web site. Subscribe to their mailing list for updates. The Atget section is amazing.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006


I love this site, explore the excellent photo documentation and the beauty too.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Flickr: Photos from cysewski

Flickr: Photos from cysewski
I am sharing many of my photographs using Flickr. My Flickr pictures do not have the sequence of my web sites. My Flickr photographs are more individual. My Picasa photographs are more personal, maybe they are not as good as the photographs on Flickr or on my web sites. My web logs are individual photographs that I like. In some cases I have a single photograph on all four sites. I am sorting through the differences and similarities between my web sites, my web logs, Flickr, and Picasa web albums. The common thread between each of these tools is sharing my photographs with others. I enjoy sharing and I am getting more courage to share without worrying about whether they are "good enough". Every photograph on my sites I like, for many diverse reasons.

Picasa Web Albums

Picasa Web Albums
I am sharing more individual and personel photographs using Picassa web albums. There are photographs of my family and photographs, that for some reason that I want to share. The photographs that I share on Flickr are more public. The photographs on my web sites are those that are "complete" or a part of a series.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Online Photographer: T.O.P. Ten: Number 2

The Online Photographer: T.O.P. Ten: Number 2 The description of the power of these photographs is important. Why do we take photographs, what are we communicating, there are many reasons for a photograph, but some reasons are worth more then others.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

OpenShutter/ONE :: Uganda 2005

OpenShutter/ONE :: Uganda 2005 Another powerful example of the power of photography to express a place in its complexity and depth.

Monday, May 1, 2006


Documenting and expressing the tragedy that happened at Chernobyl. Photography and photographers have a responsibility and an opportunity to document and express what is happening around us. Excellent!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Monday, April 17, 2006

Carl de Keyzer Photography

Carl de Keyzer Photography
Very high quality, and interesting, photography site. There is a lot to see, all of it excellent.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Unphotographable: a text account of pictures missed

Unphotographable: a text account of pictures missed
This is am important concept. When I was writting a web log about Thailand many of my posts were of visual events that I could not, or did not photograph. By writing I was still sharing the moment. Click on the all tab to see the unphotographable events.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

Ohio Barns

Ohio BarnsI love web sites like this and the photography also. Documenting the everyday becomes valuable as time passes. This web site is much more then Ohio barns.

Friday, March 3, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Lifting the Shroud

Lifting the Shroud There are ethical and aesthetic issues in editing photographs. There is a range of possibilities. When does an interpretation lose its relationship to the original image?

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Dennis Dunleavy: So, You think you've got the picture?

Dennis Dunleavy: So, You think you've got the picture?
"After years of leading hundreds photo critiques, I stumbled across a way of explaining why looking at pictures can be such a meaningful experience."

Wednesday, February 8, 2006


Another good site for thinking about photography. Ultimately, if you are serious about expressive photography you need to think about about your photography. This site is a good place to start thinking!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monday, January 9, 2006