10 Tips for Remarkable iPhone Photos!

10 Tips for Remarkable iPhone Photos!

Most of us today have an iPhone in our pocket or purse and that iPhone has one of the most sophisticated cameras in the history of photography. Equipped with a little know-how, this easy-to-carry and simple-to-use camera can help you create extraordinary...

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The Role Of Documentary Photography

The Role Of Documentary Photography

Documentary photography is a medium that is at odds with itself – and can lead photographers to be at odds with themselves. On the one hand, such images can be seen as intrusive and exploitative because they can profit from the misery...

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The Language Of Art Part 4 –  The Referent

The Language Of Art Part 4 – The Referent

We need words to make things real. When something is given a specific name, it becomes tangible, identifiable, and unique Alain Briot Introduction In my first essay in this series, I introduced the concept of the referent.  I talked about what it...

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Photographing Is Nothing – Looking Is Everything

Photographing Is Nothing – Looking Is Everything

Henri Cartier-Bresson, arguably the most influential photographer of the twentieth century, said: “Photographing is nothing. Looking is everything.” This is a very wise statement that a lot of people ignore. Photographers tend to get wrapped around the axle on equipment, which is...

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Transforming Reality Part 1 – Changes In My Work


Transforming Reality Part 1 – Changes In My Work


Art is transformation of reality. Introduction I believe that art is the transformation of reality.  In my current work, this transformation of reality is essentially focused on color.  A number of other alterations, modifications, or manipulations, to use a term favored by...

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Finding Drama in Architecture

Finding Drama in Architecture

For many years I taught a course called Humanities Through the Arts, an interdisciplinary fine arts course in the general education curriculum. In this course, I organized modules on music, painting, sculpture, drama, poetry, film, and architecture, and always strove to have...

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