Contrast & Wonder

Get in really close and enjoy the light coming off the differently textured surfaces. Some of my shots of this view were in colour and it remained unspectacular to me. It was the high exposure, black & white image that popped! It felt like a close-up of a mud-clay and straw sculpture... something deeply symbolic … Continue reading Contrast & Wonder


I walked around this old weathered root a few times and wasn't sure what I was seeing. I enjoy imagining faces and eyes in all sorts of things, and I'm always fascinated by patterns, but this one just wasn't clear. As I was editing it, I started emphasizing the contrast and definition to pull out … Continue reading Spirit

A Top The Canopy

While this is a view of a field densely covered with foliage, it reminded me of the fly-over views of jungles we can see in those amazing BBC nature series. There always seems to be a few trees that rise high above the canopy and sparkle in the sun. I saw this with my naked … Continue reading A Top The Canopy

Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?

The Challenge of Making A Meaningful Selfie This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... We covered the history of photography, mused on the similarities between art photography and photojournalism, and mused on the differences between Selfies & Self-Portraits. While the history gave me a clear understanding of the history of capturing light … Continue reading Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?