“Without Misprocessing, God Is Obvious Everywhere” If an average person looks at a low energy, even unloving, painting he will be put into that negative state.
But if he closes his eyes for, say, a few minutes, then he will behold it as an Instance of God. Read More »
“The Matrotrophic Photographer” From the Greek tropos, a turning, is derived our tropism, a turning movement of an organism.
So phototropism is an organism, especially a plant or a tree, turning towards the light. And as a photographer, I turn to the light: always aware of it, always relating to it. Read More »
“The Relationship, Not the Name” I dislike the word subject for whatever, whoever, I photograph. It is so cold, clinical – and can have a sense of being subject to me, as if I am in command, its master. Read More »
“My Best Teaching” In London I've taken many, many, photographs. The ones I loved most – felt most inspired by – were bits of brick, the wheel of a bike, decayed posters and paint. Rubbish and rubble. Read More »
“A Name for My Artwork” I have been looking for a word to use for all my pictorial endeavors: painting, photography, and the placing – or throwing – of objects to then be photographed.
I cannot find one in English. So I am led to the Chinese shih hua. Read More »
“At the Supermarket” Outside the supermarket I was immediately attracted to – by – some wondrous patterns on a white traffic line. Of course, I started to photograph them. Read More »
“What Could Be More Extra-Ordinary?” What could be
more Extra-Ordinary? Read More »
“Tendaifying the Twig” A new word: Tendaify.
The Japanese Buddhist sect of Tendai that originated in China as T’ien-tai, was brought to Japan by Saicho (767-822). Its central thesis is “the notion that the absolute is inherent in all phenomena, and that each separate phenomenon is but one manifestation of an unchanging reality.” Read More »