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Here’s Looking...


I have often said about my life, I just do what’s next. Now as I think about it, there was some thinking going on in the background, that made me feel that way.

I have done a lot of thinking about how life works. One bit of advice I give to photographers who go out for for afternoon of shooting and are disappointed. If you go out 100 times you will have 100 times as much luck as you have if you go out once. Then if you get out before sunrise, and shoot until it is dark it gets better. Then of course you repeat this 1000 times or so.

The there is expectation. If you don’t have it you won’ look every place it is possible to look.

And then there is a little oddity called ”emergent phenomina.” It is a whole field of study in science, but lets try a simple one.

Laser plus disc drive plus USB plus fibre optics plus integrated cirects and you have the internet and it has changrd the world and with all the new activity because of the virus I believe further change will be dramatic.

I call my work “the hidden world of the nearby” because virtually all my pictures turned up in unexpected places. Unexpected here means virtually under my nose and unless you had an expectation there was something there you would never see it. It is why I never studied photogrphy (I also do not take direction well).

But the best example happened in Photoshop with a picture of a saxophone. I had played with a french horn imaage 20 or so years ago. I was not expecting much from the sax because of its almost gritty collection of keys and links and none of the beautiful curves of the french horn. But I jumped in and for no reaason I can remember decideed to find the edges in the instrument using a simple Photoshop tool.

I then inverted the color so the background would be black.

Here’s Looking...


I have often said about my life, I just do what’s next. Now as I think about it, there was some thinking going on in the background, that made me feel that way.

I have done a lot of thinking about how life works. One bit of advice I give to photographers who go out for for afternoon of shooting and are disappointed. If you go out 100 times you will have 100 times as much luck as you have if you go out once. Then if you get out before sunrise, and shoot until it is dark it gets better. Then of course you repeat this 1000 times or so.

The there is expectation. If you don’t have it you won’ look every place it is possible to look.

And then there is a little oddity called ”emergent phenomina.” It is a whole field of study in science, but lets try a simple one.

Laser plus disc drive plus USB plus fibre optics plus integrated cirects and you have the internet and it has changrd the world and with all the new activity because of the virus I believe further change will be dramatic.

I call my work “the hidden world of the nearby” because virtually all my pictures turned up in unexpected places. Unexpected here means virtually under my nose and unless you had an expectation there was something there you would never see it. It is why I never studied photogrphy (I also do not take direction well).

But the best example happened in Photoshop with a picture of a saxophone. I had played with a french horn imaage 20 or so years ago. I was not expecting much from the sax because of its almost gritty collection of keys and links and none of the beautiful curves of the french horn. But I jumped in and for no reaason I can remember decideed to find the edges in the instrument using a simple Photoshop tool.

I then inverted the color so the background would be black.

good edges over black LIGHTEN INVERSE FIND EDGES OPEN SHADOWS NI DS 0040 jrp SHOWING PATH(paths)
good edges LIGHTEN INVERSE FIND EDGES OPEN SHADOWS NI DS 0040 jrp SHOWING PATH(paths)

I call my work “the hidden world of the nearby” because virtually all my pictures turned up in unexpected places. Unexpected here means virtually under my nose and unless you had an expectation there was something there you would never see it. It is why I never studied photogrphy (I also do not take direction well).

But the best example happened in Photoshop with a picture of a saxophone. I had played with a french horn imaage 20 or so years ago. I was not expecting much from the sax because of its almost gritty collection of keys and links and none of the beautiful curves of the french horn. But I jumped in and for no reaason I can remember decideed to find the edges in the instrument using a simple Photoshop tool.

I then inverted the color so the background would be black.

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