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Camera Lineage

Robert Godwin Jr with his 8x10 view camera

In my journeys with cameras, I’ve worked almost exclusively in black and white, enjoying the affinity I have for the shades and grays—and for film. As digital cameras started to become more available, I stopped shooting. Though I now have a digital SLR and find it to be utilitarian, it’s just not the same kind of creative tool. It feels wrong in my hand, not like my heavy-metal Minoltas, and[…]

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Ignoring the rules

Dancer in rehearsal, out of focus to show movement

I can get pretty wound up with everything I’m juggling and, every now and then, I need a remedial lesson in breaking through walls and trusting my instincts. A few years back, I got a week-long reminder: There’s an indulgence in letting oneself go, an indulgence we don’t often given in to. Can I creep closer to that edge between reality and madness, like some of the great painters? Some[…]

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