Looking At The World In Black And White

With more time this winter to work on my photography, I am finding an increasing desire to work in black and white. Color is so seductive that a pretty hue on a flower or a sunset can turn my head so completely that I will fudge composition, balance and context just so I can use some gorgeous hue. Color in photography is like using…

The Judgment Chair

Taking photographs of your kid, your cat, your friends or your trip to Hawaii is worlds apart from taking photographs that others, most of whom you don’t know, consider of high enough quality to buy or exhibit in some public space. To be successful with any kind of art, it’s always best to ask the following questions. Do you respect who’s sitting in the…

Mistaken Identity

Judging anyone by how they appear is a HUGE mistake we make all the time. Take the Maine artist Brian White for instance. Brian is about as “Downeast” as they come. He lives in rural Maine and if you think his lumberjack looks are the sign of a big mean tough-guy you wouldn’t want to mess with in a bar on Saturday night, you would…