Caged:  My Next Personal Photography Project

Caged: My Next Personal Photography Project

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
― Rumi

January 1, 2021 not only ended an extremely fulfilling career in education, but also my personal photography project to create photographs everyday at work for the final years of my career.  I worked on this project for three and a half years.  Closing the chapters on both the career and the project

New Year, New Learning

New Year, New Learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

More than six years ago, I received some lighting equipment as a gift.  It was a gift that I requested.  Since that time,

Favorite Images of 2020

Favorite Images of 2020

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Each year, at this time, I look through the images I created throughout the year and choose my favorites.  Typically this project has been a relatively easy thing to do.  This year, I spent significantly more time making my selections and

A Creative Morning in Cowpens

A Creative Morning in Cowpens

“Art feeds my soul. Great books battleproof my hope. Rich conversations magnify my creativity. Wonderful music uplifts my heart. Beautiful sights fortify my spirit.”
― Robin Sharma

 

Last Saturday morning, I met great friends and fellow photographers, Les and Janet Saucier, in Cowpens, South Carolina.

In 1781, Cowpens was the sight of an important victory for America in the fight for independence from the British.

It was not Cowpen’s history that led my friends, Les, Janet, and me to Cowpens, but rather

A Potential Wash Out

A Potential Wash Out

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more
chances, Be more active, Show up more often.”
― Brian Tracy

Always go!  Seriously, ALWAYS go!  This is one of the most important lessons I have learned since I began my journey with photography more than decade ago.

I tend to go photograph favorite places time and time again.  Charleston is one of my must visit destinations in spring time.  In spring and fall, I visit

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

“It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

– Jean-Luc Godard

 

Sometime, shortly after midnight, I woke up with a mind full of thoughts.  These thoughts made going back to sleep impossible.  Rather than staring at the ceiling,

Loud Colors, Quiet Places

Loud Colors, Quiet Places

“There’s a fragility here veiled in stillness, quiet, and the detachment from the noise of daily life.”

-Daniel Milnor

I have always sought peace when leaving my daily life and heading into nature.  The benefits nature provides my soul have never been as needed as they have been for the past year.  What I have found is that no matter

Water

Water

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

During the spring and summer, I spent a lot of time seeking out and photographing water.  Water is peaceful, water is quiet.  It was exactly