Country Lake

This image was shot a few years ago (in New Hampshire near Peterborough) but I’ve only just processed it. The image should be in the impressionistic Visions of Nature series but is not currently included in the collection. I had not thought it would be a black and white image when shot or when initially viewed. Trying to get the sky color the way I wanted it, I continually – and[…]

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Visions of Nature Book

I have a number of copies of my book, Visions of Nature, available for sale at $50. This is less than half the original publication price. (But you have to order directly from me, not from Blurb or Amazon.) Visions of Nature is a great coffee-table art book; it makes a wonderful gift, for yourself or others! Visions of Nature is a wondrous collection of more than fifty digitally processed[…]

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Country Lake

This image was shot a few years ago (in New Hampshire near Peterborough) but I’ve only just processed it. The image should be in the impressionistic Visions of Nature series but is not currently included in the collection. I had not thought it would be a black and white image when shot or when initially viewed. Trying to get the sky color the way I wanted it, I continually – and[…]

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On Vision in Photography and Art

What do we see when we look at a photograph or a work of art? For some time I have been influenced by the Twentieth Century Russian writer, Viktor Schklovsky (1893-1984), a prominent member of the Russian Formalist School of literary criticism. For Schklovsky, a purpose of art is to make the familiar unfamiliar (ostranenie = “defamiliarization”) (Art as Technique, 1917). As a consequence, the viewer is made to look[…]

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From the Portfolio… Lakeside in Lavender

  I will periodically post a featured image from my Portfolio. This image is “Lakeside in Lavender,” an image from the Visions of Nature collection. This was shot at MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, New Hampshire. “Lakeside in Lavender” was shown in the recent Greenwich Art Society’s annual juried show.

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