a topic that is as old & deep as the medium of photography itself: light. seeing it. really seeing it. i thought i understood it; that was until a critique with Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai who showed me a whole new way of seeing by pointing out areas that weren’t quite right with my processing. sort of took the wind out of my sails for about … that long because i could see – really “SEE” what she was saying. i’ve never been able to really understand what people were saying when they talked about light- i mean i got it, but i didn’t get it in this way. light has a way of illuminating things from within. once you can see that, everything shifts. it’s not easy. no mistake about it. and i’m prepared for a lifetime of learning to understand the subtleties and press on for that magic. what’s also shifting is a move towards clean, classical editing – more in line with how i used to print in a darkroom. it’s a less is more approach that’s been a bit frustrating to get the hang of. so with that, i leave you with these magnificent landscapes. not what i set out to capture that evening but found myself pulling off the road over and over as i kept seeing this dancing sheen everywhere. tx CJ…these (and many more to follow) are a result of the brief time we spent together.
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”