Category Archives: Opinion

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Artistic?

  Is photography an art? This question was asked about photography since its invention. John Ruskin, the influential English critic who shaped much of Victorian-era aesthetics, originally sang photography’s praises. Within ten years after asserting that Daguerreotypes were the […]

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Tenacity

According to some sources, in the 1970s the University of Colorado cafeteria sported a motto painted on the wall: Illegitimi non carborundum. The supposed translation of this phrase is “don’t let the bastards grind you down.”* This […]

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Theft

Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches […]

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Ratings

Facebook made great strides by adding degrees to the “Like” button. A happy face, a heart, a sad face were all welcome additions to the simple thumbs up icon. The problem is this: there isn’t […]

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Why I Don’t Photograph Flowers

   …nature photographs downright bore me for some reason or other. I think: “Oh, yes. Look at that sand dune. What of it?” — Walker Evans  As I look at photographs shared on Facebook and […]

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Talking About Critiques

I’ve said elsewhere on this site that I photograph for myself. My motive for pressing the shutter is to satisfy my own desires. Selfish? Of course, but I think this attitude is shared by many […]

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Starting Over

Starting over. The title says it all. This site is a mulligan, although using that word is possibly forbidden me. I don’t play golf; am I allowed to use a golfing term? As I understand […]

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