Today’s blogging prompt from WordPress is the single word, “original.” * One of the fun things about responding to blogging prompts, in my opinion, is that you never know quite where they’ll lead you! It’s interesting to see what comes unlocked in your head when you give yourself a starting point (like a one-word prompt) […]Read More Daily Blogging Prompt: ORIGINAL
For a long time, I didn’t really see the point of Snapchat. My impression was that it was just some fad-ish thing (with its disappearing posts, etc.) Something teenagers frequented as an alternative to a Facebook utilized by their parents and grandparents. I was a little curious about it (articles like this and recommendations like this spurred my interest) […]Read More Snapchat Explorations
I wrote previously about stumbling (via this weird, meandering, coincidental, random method) into the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. And the thing that’s been particularly noteworthy about that for me is that my interest in them is completely wrapped up in my growing interest and absorption in photography – which blossomed in the same […]Read More Perceptions
I mentioned a few days ago that I had read Amanda Palmer’s Art of Asking a bit ago – and that I thought it was interesting, and that I had a few things to say about it. Well, in the process of attempting to get those “few things” together in some sort of coherent fashion, I […]Read More Amanda Palmer and the “Magic Wand” of Artistic Legitimacy
From this week’s photo challenge: “….[F]or this week’s challenge, bring together two of your photos into a dialogue. What do they say to each other?” *Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE
In the last week or two, I’ve realized something about photography that I absolutely did not expect: I like taking pictures of THINGS. I don’t even mean works of art or pieces of architecture (though I enjoy photographing those things too.) No…I mean inconsequential objects. And yes, I’m actually enjoying taking pictures of both of […]Read More Peeling Back the (Photographic) Layers
To perceive things such as trees and buildings through images delivered to the eye, the brain uses wholeness, simultaneity, and synthesis. To ferret out the meaning of alphabetic writing, the brain relies instead on sequence, analysis and abstraction. –Author Leonard Shlain (as quoted in BrainPickings.) * I was going through about a million articles last […]Read More Words or Images?