the photographer

I am a native of Ohio, studied philosophy at university in Indiana, and came to California in the eighties to help build a Buddhist temple in Sonoma County. After settling in the East Bay, I found employment in computing and practiced my adopted profession at UC Berkeley for many years. I am now retired and live with my wife in Contra Costa County.

borrowed thoughts on pictures and picture making

"You look one moment and there's everything, next moment it's gone. Photography is very philosophical." -- Joel Meyerowitz

"A still photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how a camera saw a piece of time and space." -- Garry Winogrand

"The highest aim of [art] is to jolt us (albeit temporarily) into a more awake and uncertain state of mind." -- George Saunders

"One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are. -- Minor White

"And it’s that awareness of really looking at the everyday world with clear and focused attention that I’m interested in.” – Stephen Shore

"There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described." -- Garry Winogrand

"Why do most great pictures look uncontrived? Why do photographers bother with the deception, especially since it so often requires the hardest work of all? The answer is, I think, that the deception is necessary if the goal of art is to be reached: only pictures that look as if they had been easily made can convincingly suggest that beauty is commonplace." -- Robert Adams

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