Out and about
camera in hand
Cullowhee Mountain Arts gallery: 598 West Main Street, Sylva NC
Growing up, I watched as my mother, a watercolor and oil painter, prepared for shows and exhibitions. I had no idea about the amount of work involved … until now. I’m pulling together a relatively read more
I remember some of my parents’ friends had printed and wore T-shirts emblazoned with a David Henry Thoreau quote: “It is a great art to saunter.” Whether they were making some sort of statement about read more
Street photography isn’t as common in rural areas as urban ones. On occasion, someone will ask whether people I’ve featured in candid images have agreed to be photographed. The quick answer: I don’t need permission, read more
What makes a good photograph? I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately. It’s a combination of strong composition (working on it), light (learning to look for it), contrast (working to see it) and … read more
My walk today was a bit different, a new route stemming from a conversation with an acquaintance I ran across at lunch. A Sylva native, he noted, ‘There’s more to the town than the downtown.’ read more
I typically work in black and white, but this photo feels best in color. Taken on Main Street in Sylva. I went for the Kodak Portra look, sort of a muted saturation.
In photographing downtown Sylva, I’ve found myself going to enormous and sometimes ridiculous lengths to avoid including cars and trucks in the images. This is an almost impossible task, except maybe on Sundays or late read more
An image captured one morning this week as the fog lifted from Sylva.
camera in hand