Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

Broken Record, Needle Stuck

June 19, 2014 | One comment

In my last blog post, I went back through some ~2 megapixel photos from my honeymoon in 2004. Since then, I have continued to mine older photographs from my hard drive, and they have continued to make me think about the relationships between our equipment and our creativity. It is a fascinating process to see […]

Beach. Because Sand.

March 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Sometimes, when the stars align and you have a day with no work, no preschool, no soccer and the weather looks good and the temperature’s balmy, you just gotta go for it. Even if it means four hours in the car for maybe six hours with your toes in the sand. Even if it means […]

Slow Decay, Old South

March 20, 2014 | One comment

Warm, sunny, early spring days will sometimes find me driving out on the Old Oxford Highway, enjoying a more rural part of Durham county. There is the old Catsburg General store, there is a popular spot on the Eno River, there is bucolic farmland. There is this homestead, the buildings grayed and collapsing, a slow […]

Ordinary Exultation

January 24, 2014 | No comments yet

Photography. Seeing. Sometimes people suggest that photography is a matter of seeing. And I wouldn’t entirely disagree with that. Photography is about light and shadow, form, geometry, space, moments. It is about observing the world around you, really looking, and exposing natural patterns, designs, shapes. But lenses are not eyes, and cameras are not brains. They can’t filter […]

Man and the Sea

November 7, 2013 | No comments yet

La mer est ton miroir; tu contemples ton âme – Charles Baudelaire I periodically return to the sea, both in a literal and figurative sense. Going to the coast, at any time of year, in any kind of weather, and putting the vast ocean in front of me always helps to center me, always helps […]

New Perspectives, Familiar Places

August 8, 2013 | No comments yet

It’s super easy to get jaded in your hometown, to feel like you’ve shot the same things from the same angles in the same ways a million times over. When I return home from a trip, I always try to approach the familiar with those fresh eyes I had when seeing new things wherever I […]

Reality Distortion Field

May 23, 2013 | No comments yet

This morning, as I drank my coffee and scrolled through my Facebook feed, I was struck by all that is wonderful and terrible about the Internet. To be sure, there is much to love, and much to despise. There is the sharing, the community, the communication, the mingling of ideas that creates new things that […]

Rain Delay

May 19, 2013 | No comments yet

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh

Tobacco Trail Pilgrimage

May 17, 2013 | No comments yet

Whenever I get the opportunity to see striking photographs from great photographers, I try to take advantage of it and make it a photographic pilgrimage of my own. Sadly, the last time I was able to make a photo-centric trip was back in 2010, when I flew to New York City to see Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s […]

la poire et une assiette, le hibou et le lapin

April 3, 2013 | No comments yet

With Easter, and work, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival getting ready to kick off tomorrow, I haven’t been devoting much of my brain to the blog this week. So instead I’ll leave you with some simple images, from which you can draw your own conclusions. I used a French title to make them […]