Musings

Musing June 2017

Big Dreams Make Photographers Great Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” raises the question in my mind of “When was America great?” I think it’s a valuable question to mull on. For me, America was great when we dreamed big. In driving to my Virginia workshop I was primarily on the Interstate system of roads. The Interstate system was a big dream, which provided easy transportation for everyone with a car to travel around Read the rest of this entry »

Musing March 2017

Close Enough isn’t and Good Enough won’t be I should have two trashcans in my darkroom - one labeled “good enough” and the other “close enough”. When I catch myself thinking a print is “good enough" or “close enough” then the print needs to go into the designated can. This is my own short hand to myself that the print is not up to my standards. It reminds me to question if I’m rushing to get Read the rest of this entry »

Musing December 2016

What’s next? I have just had the most amazing experience of my professional life! On November 26th Alchemy of Light opened at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. I was completely unprepared for the experience of walking onto the third floor of the museum to be face-to-face with 30-foot banners of my name and images. My work was grouped into three rooms while a fourth was covered with ceiling to floor pictures of Read the rest of this entry »

Musing September 2016

Curiosity, Kindness and the Travel Gene I have (mostly) recovered from my six weeks long Mandarin intensive in Guilin, China. I can honestly say that apart from marriage and parenthood it is the hardest thing I have done in my life. It was also exciting, energizing and totally exhausting. Unfortunately the day after I returned to Maine I was on another plane to Alabama to be with my mother who was dying. I was blessed Read the rest of this entry »