O Photos, Where am I Going?

I’m at a stage with taking and making photographs where it’s time to study and think on “What am I doing? What am I doing here? Where am I going?”

Moving to a digital camera about fifteen years ago has dramatically changed my relationship to photography.

In the early 2000’s, my family gave me a little Canon A630 model . After a few attempts at pictures and some months of inertia and hesitation, I started taking pictures with a delight and enthusiasm I’d never before experienced. I’ve taken well over 100,000 photos since then. I hope to take a few hundred thousand more photos before I die. Because once in a while, you get a good one.

I’m still trying to figure out what makes a good one. Maybe I’ll find out some day.

In the meantime, there are a lot of roads and trails to follow, roads and trails that have enticements all along their edges.

Those edges invite stops at verges everywhere.

Here are a few photographs I’ve made.


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Quansoo. 2002.

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Chair. Naoshima, Japan.


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Roots at the Great Buddha


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In the kitchen. 


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At drawing class. 


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Coming home from Japan


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Tile tie

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At stream’s edge. 

I’ll continue to reflect on making pictures.


Thank you.

4 responses to “O Photos, Where am I Going?

  1. There’s art here, for sure. I especially like the first and the last.

  2. I like the first one best – but am disappointed that if these are your ‘best of all time’, you didn’t include the one of the transfer shovel in the water-filled truck bed.

    • I’d actually forgotten that series. Thanks for the reminder. The pix here were almost all recent, except for the first, which as it said, is from 2002. This time of year it’s hard to do a thorough sort through a hundred thousand photos.

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