Early in my career a seasoned photographer offered the following advice, ‘If you’re going to speak visually, use visual language. Don’t use written language to speak visually.’ I took his words to heart not only avoiding photographing subjects like the word ‘bar’ in front of bar but also steering clear of visual symbols used with such frequency they have a predefined meaning.
By Ash Wednesday morning at 4am, everything was cleared away. The neutral ground was raked clean of beads. No ladders held their spaces. In the silence, voices and parade brass echoed. Memory hung in the trees along St. Charles like beads.
Topics: Photograph Story
For many years, I’ve looked up to people who received this award. Michael P. Smith was a great documentarian, a visual anthropologist, his whole body of work is an amazing inspiration for me. You can read my statement below that was published in the LEH's magazine 64 Parishes.
I compiled a list of recommend readings for learning and understanding photography. These books are part of my personal collection and I think they are helpful for new or experienced photographers. I hope you enjoy.
Topics: Photographer Resources
Here are a few nearby state parks that offer overnight cabin and camping accommodations along with canoe and kayak rental. These are where I first started making my swamp photographs.