The Place Beyond The Horizon

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In a little over two weeks, I will depart for a visit to Chaco Canyon, in northwestern New Mexico. It will be twenty years, in September, since my previous visit to Chaco, and I am looking forward to what this trip will bring –both spiritually and artistically. On my previous visit, in September of 1995, I took a series of digital panorama images with an Apple Quicktake 100 camera and a bulky panorama rig, and on this trip, I plan on taking high resolution digital panoramas with a considerably more sophisticated kit of technology. The images below are re-framings from the 1995 panoramas. Following the images is text adapted from a book that I am currently producing about Chaco Canyon and the Quicktake images. more...

Windowpane Takes Form

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A photographic work of art is never complete until it takes physical form. I have previously written about the capturing of windowpane images and the distillation of the images through the canon. The final step on the road to completed windowpane works is the printing of the images, and last week the first artist’s proof came off of the printer.more...

Windowpane

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The arc of an artistic project is a path of discovery.  Over the past few months, I have shared the path of one project with you, beginning with the first post on Urban Reflections.  Much discovery has happened along the way, including the recognition that the reflections were not a project so much as a technique –a method of photography; one that I am using to tell multiple stories.  I am calling this technique Windowpane.  I have described the technique in multiple posts to this blog, and now in a brief essay.
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Back From Holiday...On Ice

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I’m back from the holidays, and taking a break from The Sketchbook, and I’m looking forward to new year of blogging. I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season! To celebrate the New Year, I have shifted the content of the site a bit and added a new body of work, and removed (for now) another. This new work is a series of seven images that I call On Ice. I hope that you enjoy it.
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The Sketchbook

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This week marks the re-start of The Sketchbook blog. Over the past few years, I have made occasional entries about work in progress or ideas about art, but the writing has been sporadic. In restarting I am committing to making weekly posts as a means of communicating about my artistic practice and process. more...