Author: It's Just A Theory...

Temple detail…

  From a ‘touristy’ type temple set up near Zuhai, China… It really was something to see. Traditional architecture thrust beside more contemporary displays of affection for the nation of China… juxtaposed beside classic Greco/Roman statuary… Quite the clash of cultures, to my eye… Not to say I didn’t enjoy the experience…         Advertisements

Yellowstone…

  There are times in your life which you look back on as having become seminal points in your personal history. Not that you’re immediately aware of the fact. … but sometimes you are… A trip to the state of Wyoming 2+ years ago was one such point for me. Because I knew going in that it had the potential to be a bit of a turning point. I went with expectation of finding dark skies and attempting to photograph stars. So far, so good… mission tenuously accomplished. What I also found was a previously unknown fearlessness, concerning landscape photography. Up until that point, I lacked the courage to shoot landscapes, having been under the spell of, and intimidated by, the great photographers of our collective past. Great, iconic images of the American West had been a large part of what set me down this path in the first place. And then very fine images by people I had the privilege to know, and whose work I admired. But upon landing in Wyoming, the fear …

Guess where…?

  Unless you’re familiar with exactly this piece of work, I don’t think you’ll be able to pinpoint it… Let’s just say that it’s not where you might expect to find a representation of Bacchus/Pan/the Wild Man to be plastered. Or maybe you would expect to find it there… I live for this kind of thing… Not only is it a testament to the endless variety and creativity of man… but it really gives you a feel for a place, when you notice something that even the locals generally aren’t familiar with …   Any guesses…?