Writing

  1. Visions of Nature: Introduction

    Visions of Nature: Introduction. (February 19, 2020) This is the Introduction to the book, Visions of Nature, published in 2018.  Apart from the pleasures of nature herself, the main inspiration for this collection of photographs is the work of Viktor Schklovsky (1893-1984), a founding member of the Russian Formalist…

  2. On Vision in Photography and Art

    August 27, 2019 What do we see when we look at a photograph or a work of art? For some time I have been influenced by the Twentieth Century Russian writer, Viktor Schklovsky (1893-1984), a prominent member of the Russian Formalist School of literary criticism. For Schklovsky, a purpose of…

  3. The Creative Experience and Photographing Nature

    December 15, 2019 Why are those of us who photograph nature moved to do so? Undoubtedly because we like the images we produce – They are beautiful, dramatic, striking. But I want to suggest there is a broader creative experience involved. An artist I much admire is Guy Tal. Tal…

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