My Phone is For Calls, Leave a Message

I heard a professional photographer recently talking about how great his new phone camera is and I thought, boy, I never want to have the computer techs at Apple or Google dictating what my photographs will look like. Have you ever looked at Instagram or Flickr and seen the photographs and how they all look... Continue Reading →

“How Much Do I Get?”

I was handing out Halloween candy and had the usual polite kids with their parents taking candy with the traditional line, "Trick or treat." One adult came up asking for a Tootsie Roll, and we were in business--we had them! But the one visitor that surprised me was a young girl, about 15, who came... Continue Reading →

Photography: What Is It Today?

We are in a very different time in the history of photography. Many people never print a photograph. The creation and delivery method for the image is now the small phone screen, from creation to deletion: Made.Sent.Seen.Deleted, never to be seen again. It's more like note-taking and diary-sharing for a brief moment than it is... Continue Reading →

A Life On Screens

I asked my Father today if he remembered life before television.  He said he did, and it was a world where a lot of people read books and newspapers, played games and got together with friends and a barrel of beer. The reason I asked is because I realize that since the invention of TV,... Continue Reading →

Are you a Photographer? Or a Pixelographer?

What is a photograph? An actual photograph? What are those compared to phone notes?  (For surely, images made on a phone for instant sharing, while quick, aren't photographs.) Sarah Meister, curator in the photography department of the Museum of Modern Art, made this distinction and I quite agree with her--a digital image is one that... Continue Reading →

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