Tag : creativity

Moment of recognition Var. 2. Confluence

Moment of recognition Var. 2. Confluence

  I choose things by how they resonate in my heart. ~Rita Coolidge  When I look at these landscapes, I see my ancestors walking back to me ~ Sir James Henare   There are 2 variants of this essay. As some of you know, I write for different audiences and different communities. Another version, written […]

Being the conductor of your own orchestra- the power of plugins.

Being the conductor of your own orchestra- the power of plugins.

  “True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found” – Eckhart Tolle “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will”  – George Bernard Shaw From time to time I am asked what plugin suite to buy, to extend […]

Making a portrait- a sacred trust.

Making a portrait- a sacred trust.

  Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all […]

On clarity and megapixels

On clarity and megapixels

  Kia ora ( Hi): The following is the text of a thought piece I was intending to publish on this blog. However it was hijacked on the road by Tim  (Dick Whittington) Steele, editor of f11 magazine, for which I also write, who published it as a feature in this month’s magazine. This piece […]

Guest post: Sam Chan speaks

Guest post: Sam Chan speaks

Kia ora tatou (good morning, everyone):  As some of you know, I offer a mentoring programme to those who are ready to take that journey. It isn’t for everybody, and there is a lot of discussion before we get underway. Sam Chan and I have been walking together for two years or so, as he […]

On Colour…navigating the river…

Kia ora tatou: Colour is something we all take for granted. But we shouldn’t. As photographers and artists we ignore it at our peril. Colour is more than illustration or decoration. And we need to develop our own dialogue with it, as photographers and it is human beings. In this essay I want to do […]

Quo vadis colour? some thoughts…

I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand. -Robert Mapplethorpe I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it. ~Author Unknown […]

Voices behind the wall

The first winds of winter Then let my name be called Traveller -Basho From time to time I think about those people who, having found the photographic path that works for them, and fascinated by it, compelled to follow it, do so happily for the rest of their careers. Lucky them. The remaining few of […]

When is a colour photograph?

When is a colour photograph? Colour photography is one of those things I imagine most of us take for granted. We assume, because we see the world in colour (or believe we do), that everybody else does, and that colour is a given. Because we see something in colour, we assume everybody else does and […]

Seeing with my own I

Kia ora tatou: For those of you offshore or who do not have access to New Zealand Camera 2010, here is the text of my introduction. Enjoy, and feel free to comment. Seeing with my own I What is it about photography that has kept us enthralled for nearly 200 years? Each year millions of […]

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