Category Archives: Creativity and Photography

looking at photography as creative expression

Focusing on my dissertation….


Friends and anyone following my blog on photography, I have been taking a little break since Spring 2014 in order to finish my EdD dissertation. I expect to be back posting in December, 2014. Thanks for your patience and I … Continue reading

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Lisa Elmaleh & Brandon Thibodeaux at Candela Gallery + Books


Candela Gallery currently features a pair of exhibitions of portraits that explore two different communities. Lisa Elmaleh used a large format tintype camera to make studied portraits of folk musicians in the Appalachian Mountains, while Brandon Thibodeaux photographed ¬†individuals in … Continue reading

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Michael Snow – Disrupting the Suspension of Disbelief, Part I


Part 1: Simultaneous compression. When we pick up a camera and frame a composition in the viewfinder, we do so with a number of key assumptions about what happens when we press the shutter button and capture an exposure. A … Continue reading

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards – shortlist reviews


There were over 140,000 entries to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, so it is a comprehensive world survey of what is going on in photography today and close to a miracle to make the shortlist for the competition! I’ve … Continue reading

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Larry Cook and Annette Isham at The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.


Although “Woman and Landscape” and “From an Eighth to a Key” occupy the same exhibit space at The Hamiltonian Gallery, each artist addresses different themes with distinct approaches and media – these are separate exhibits installed apart in the same … Continue reading

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Summer announces itself in Richmond with Unbound 2! at Candela Books + Gallery


It is hard to tell if summer will ever arrive in Richmond, Virginia this year, but a good omen is the announcement of the opening of Unbound2!, the annual summer invitational exhibition at Candela Books + Gallery running July 5 … Continue reading

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Lets take the digital out of photography


Ever since the first sensor was mass produced we have been considering and analyzing the differences between the use of film to darken silver grains compared to the use of a CCD to record light. In 2011 I wrote a … Continue reading

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