Tuesday, July 29, 2008


eliminate anything that does not belong

Thursday, July 24, 2008

the doll

Is it possible to disassociate a photograph from the artist?
Hmmmm, probably not but I will try. I saw this photo in a magazine and was immediately drawn to it.
The article had to do with recent auction prices at Sotheby's... not having to do with the photographer, Hans Bellmer. I googled him and realized that I probably would not like any of his other works, but I am still intrigued by "La Poupée" and plan to explore "the doll"...

Monday, July 21, 2008

what do you expect?

"We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect." ~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, July 17, 2008

when things are not what they see

As hard as you may try to control what people see (or don't see) in your photos,they will form an immediate response to the image and often it will not be at all what you intended.

I remember saying once (in this blog) that I usually did not add titles or descriptions to my photos, thus allowing the viewer to form their own opinion.

So, when I posted this image in response to a "Shapes" challenge theme and I described them as NOT cookie cutters (unless you like cookies the size of a dime)... every single comment: "Great cookie cutter shot!"

I should know better.... I shouldn't care.... What do I have against cookie cutters? Because they are trite? Surely I can present triteness in a manner that is interesting, aesthetically pleasing and has some modicum of photographic quality.

The lesson: make photos, put them out there and then let go.

Meanwhile, sofobomo made T.O.P. today!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

nothing to say

A picture perfect summer so far? No, but, I seem to be in photo-limbo.... summer doldrums; wanting to start a new project or two, but things just keep spoiling my plans. Maybe August will be more productive.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


... it's just for fun!