The Language of Art Part 3 – The Lexicon

The Language of Art Part 3 – The Lexicon

Introduction In all languages, the lexicon comprises grammar and vocabulary. What differs between languages are the elements of the grammar and vocabulary used by each specific language. Regarding the language of art, the grammar and the vocabulary are visual and verbal.  This...

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The Language of Art Part 2 – Languages

The Language of Art Part 2 – Languages

  Languages It is tempting to think of languages as being only verbal languages and of the differences between verbal languages as being the different nationalities of languages.  This is inaccurate.  Languages are not just verbal. They are also visual, auditory, olfactory,...

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The Language Of Art – Part 1

The Language Of Art – Part 1

Introduction A large number of photographers and art aficionados believe that art can mean anything the viewer wants.  They believe that art can be interpreted in a multitude of ways and that deciding what a specific work of art means is entirely...

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Photographic Flexibility

Photographic Flexibility

My Current Approach To Landscape Photography Artists do not discriminate art on the basis of the tools used to create the work. Alain Briot It used to be that I would take hours to get to a location, set up my gear...

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Faces of The Divine

Faces of The Divine

“Within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us...

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What Is Art

What Is Art

Introduction This essay consists of a series of short statements whose goal is to describe what I believe art is.  These statements are summaries that briefly state specific points. Together these statements create a list of what I consider to be the...

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A Boost Of Inspiration

A Boost Of Inspiration

  I don’t know about you, but I love looking at good photographs.  Photographs inspire me to think differently and shoot differently.  My friends at PhotoPills have now released the PhotoPills Awards 2022 Legacy book in PDF form, which is FREE. You...

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Quiet Contemplation

Quiet Contemplation

“I hope that my work will encourage self-expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.” – Ansel Adams I came across this quote a few years ago and realized what a lasting...

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