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The Hidden World of the Nearby


Finding The Overlooked


I made several trips to the west, looking in places made famous by famous photographers, but then a friend told me of a morning at Mono Lake with 50 tripods in the water, and I knew this was not for me.

I wanted subjects and places overlooked but to find these I had to look often where one would not expect great images. It took seven years before by search began to pay off.

Magnificant views are not common in the east, but I began to find a few on a busy commuter highway, Interstate 90, that I knew as the Mass Pike, just a few miles from Boston. It began in the spring where the elevation of the Pike gave me a view of tree canopy just as the spring buds were ready to burst.

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The Natural Landscape


Nature’s Hidden Worlds


Meadows and Streams. Singular Dreams. Budding Trees and on to Infinities.

I tried not to look where others looked, for I did not want to photograph something again, but only for the first time. And doing it became The Hidden World of the Nearby.

This is Dreamed Brook photographed from the breakdown lane on Interstate Highway 495 in Littleton, Massachusetts in 1987. JW 0181

Susan’s Home for Little Flowers


By Invitation Only


My wife, by great luck, is a musician and a gardener. And so we have had many flowers for many years, but fewer now for age brings on other needs to care for.

This is a hydrangia.

Blossoms From The Sky


Mélanges

Luck. Lady Luck. Flower Lady Luck. What would I do without luck. Well I would try again, for trying again brings more luck. If you are lucky. Well, sometimes I plan and sometimes I don’t and this time my camera was looking down at my trundle and I asked Susan for a basket of flowers. Then by a stoke of...Luck? I haden’t a clue what to do. No little vases. Nothing. So the old fallback: DO SOMETHING. So being plucky I plucked and tossed petals or blossoms into the trundle and asked for more flowers. These are blossoms from year 2, and so this is Mélange No. 2. About 100 exposures so I can print it ten feet wide and it looks like the flowers are there in front of you.

Also, the lighting is unusual. My studio has white walls, ceiling and foor and is illuminated by the highest quality 5000°K flourscents (from Europe). The result is shadow free daylight something that is difficult to find in nature.

Sing A Song, Play A Horn, Music Is Our Muse


But Sing With Harmony, and Perhaps Dance Too

Sometimes Luck is free with her time, but on other occasions her time is her own but sweet. There are many images here that I call LightSongs and (with one exception) they are all trios: me and one photograph made for me by Douglas Saglio in his studio of a single instrument, and my adored Photoshop. How? you say. Well I do give hints along the way, but to know all the keys to success, well be prepared for not hours or days, but decades. And also ten feet or more should your wall be too wide to hide. This masterpiece is called Allemande No. 7, for Solo Horn.

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