Ethos

November 15, 2019

Emulation: Musings on a Guy from Florida

When learning something new, particularly, something we desire to become good at, at some point, we emulate. For the novice, emulation is often a natural response to inspiration, being moved by someone else’s mastery of the subject we’re in...

February 10, 2017

Duty in the Age of Trump

So far 2017 has been painful for me. I’ve never felt such concern and trepidation over a new administration. My birthday was January 19th, President Barack Obama’s last day in office. There was no celebration. January 20th, as Donald Trump ...

May 8, 2016

Sheeple

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown Sunset, Canyon Junction, Zion National Park. On any given weekend, Spring, Summer, or Fall, photographers gather before dusk on the bridge facing south t...

September 30, 2015

Keyhole Canyon: Into the Abyss

<a href="/images/craft/keyhole-canyon-large.jpg"></a> This is Keyhole Canyon, the photo taken from a sandstone ledge about 30 feet above the pine trees. The dark abyss is the slot canyon, a relatively short beginners-level slot popular with...

June 26, 2015

The Constitution Upheld

From the honorable Justice Anthony Kennedy: The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the exten...

April 5, 2015

Hearing and Feeling Photographs

A post to a Photography group on LinkedIn highlighted this enjoyable <a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/hearing-and-feeling-what-photographers-are-saying/">NY Times article</a> on the career and philosphy of a master black an...

November 13, 2014

Douchbaggery

I'm not one for dipping into the Internet meme toolbox to make a point. But, occasionally, you read something that begs for it. The romance and nostalgia associated with film doesn't justify its continued use, even for the black and white p...

November 1, 2014

Conflicting Topographies

<a href="/images/craft/conflicting-topographies-large.jpg"></a>It's probably not surprising, when flying, I like the window seat. Flying, for me, is a little dose of transcendence. At 30,000 feet, perspective runs visually broad and contemp...

October 10, 2014

The Goodness Baked In

<a href="/images/craft/zion-garbage-large.jpg"></a>This morning, after a particularly productive photography session, I spent 20 minutes picking up trash strewn aside a pull out on the upper east side of Zion National Park. I assembled the ...

Inspirations

If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.

Steve Jobs