Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

“Conflicts and Harmonies,” a new installation by renowned artist Luigi Petracchi opens this weekend in beautiful Pistoia, Italy. The show is described by curator Laura Monaldi as “an introspective invitation to personal reflection; an invitation to ‘descend’ within the most complex, deep and ancestral themes with which modern man lives, often ignoring its existence. From artistic creation – pages wisely elaborated by hand and chemically, … Continue reading Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

On to the Next Crazy Venture

At the Center of Things

“My foot slips on a narrow ledge; in that split second, as needles of fear pierce heart and temples, eternity intersects with present time. Thought and action are not different, and stone, air, ice, sun, fear, and self are one. What is exhilarating is to extend this acute awareness into ordinary moments, in the moment-by-moment experiencing of the lammergeier and the wolf, which, finding themselves … Continue reading At the Center of Things

Photo Ark: From adversity springs inspiration, hope and a global quest

Photo Ark: From adversity springs inspiration, hope and a global quest

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore‘s multi-year quest to photograph all creatures in human care around the world offers important lessons on inspiration, conservation action and finding hope during dark times.   AI-AP Pro Photo Daily recently published my piece (below) on his project and ongoing exhibition at the beautiful Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. I hope some of you may have a chance … Continue reading Photo Ark: From adversity springs inspiration, hope and a global quest

Calling All Creatives! Lensbaby's "Project Disrupt" contest deadline is Oct. 8!

Calling All Creatives! Lensbaby’s “Project Disrupt” contest deadline is Oct. 8!

Lensbaby – makers of award winning lenses, optics, and accessories - is partnering up with Lume Cube and Mountainsmith, for Project Disrupt, a contest which will give 10 lucky individuals photography/videography gear to fuel their next passion project. It’s easy to enter via a simple form. Check it out & share your great idea! Project Disrupt Disruptions are great creative fire starters – they force us to stop what we’re doing, break out … Continue reading Calling All Creatives! Lensbaby’s “Project Disrupt” contest deadline is Oct. 8!

WorldWide! Celebrating the World's Image Makers

WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

A new series of posts from stories written for WorldWide Magazine Continue reading WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

Palio!

Palio!

Twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, the Tuscan town of Siena, Italy goes wild for Palio, the famous horse race that dates back to the 13th Century. Thanks to Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) founder and photographer Luca Venturi, for sharing a link where you can watch the festivities leading up to race day and the main event live on July 2! … Continue reading Palio!

Today’s Inspiration

“Photography isn’t looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin #WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/vKtzGI1sZH pic.twitter.com/zbSj3ROKA3 — ICP (@ICPhotog) April 18, 2018 Speaking of photography, emotion and the power of the image, check out the new Paris-based book created by French-American street photographer Valerie Jardin and British … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration

Capture of the Day: Michael Knapstein

Capture of the Day: Michael Knapstein

The moment I first saw Michael Knapstein’s “Midwest Memoir” series, I felt as if I’d been transported back to a place I hold dear and know well, but is made entirely new through his stunning images. Michael’s work is featured in the current issue of Adore Noir magazine. In the interview, he says, “This is a very personal body of work for me. It is an … Continue reading Capture of the Day: Michael Knapstein