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A Plethora of Portraits

Let’s start this year’s collection of photographic art with one of my favorite subject matters to photograph – the human face.

Photography is not a flattering media for portraying people. The camera cannot capture the vision of the mind’s eye. It cannot capture the emotion of the moment of its capture or its subject matter. A camera only records the light and the dark. Despite the limitations of the camera, the art of photography is to create an image that evokes emotion in the soul of the viewer.

Faces are innately fascinating to humans. We look at a portrait and try to judge the nature of the person. We automatically ascribe emotion to the person portrayed in the photo. Regardless of whether the person is old or young, male or female, we try to see beyond the surface of the painting or photograph to understand the person.

This is why portraiture appeals to us all.

Brian

Brian

Caleb

Caleb

Sarah

Sarah

Wayne

Wayne

Leslie

Leslie

The Colonel

The Colonel

Best of 2013

2013 was a busy year for me. I worked on my Hero-U game as designer, writer, and creative director. In between my various jobs, I kept up on my photography. As usual, people were my favorite subject matter. Here are my favorite photos of this past year.

Nature

Begonia

The Begonia

A Study in Stone

A Study in Stone

Last Year's Leaf

Last Year’s Leaf

Dying Rose

Dying Rose

Animals

Borgie

Borgie

Autumn Cat

Autumn Cat

Sculpture

The Harpist

The Harpist

The Face

The Face

A Study in Stone

A Study in Stone

People

Anne McClure

Anne McClure

Brian the Miner

Brian the Miner

Frida

Frida

Jim Cox

Jim Cox

Judy

Judy

Willie

Willy

The Fireman

The Fireman

Jessica

Jessica

Cosplay

Buccaneer

Buccaneer

Klingon Warrior

Klingon Warrior

I wish you all the best of the upcoming year with more joy and beauty than every before.

Spring Hopes

Here in the sunny California foothills, the wild flowers are blooming and spring is officially underway. I went out with the Yosemite Western Artists plein air group last Thursday to enjoy the cool morning and celebrate the all too fleeting colors of wild flowers and green growth. For all you who live where winter still […]

My Best of 2012

Last year was a great year for my photography career. I went to a photography workshop on Black and White photography by Harold Davis and Vincent Versace which gave me deeper appreciation for the artistry of B&W. I went to the Google+ Photography Conference where I met some extraordinary photographers and had the opportunity to […]

County Fair Faces

The County Fair came to Mariposa last weekend. I used to love going to county fairs. I loved eating the cotton candy and corn dogs, seeing the largest vegetable contests, and watching the 4H children with their animals. I even have a few ribbons from the sunflower, zucchini, and pumpkin I entered in a fair […]

Cats and Dogs

It’s been a while since I last showed off the feline photos and canine catches I made this year, so I figured it was about time. There’s nothing quite like a dose of cute to make the day seem brighter. Ginny’s Dog Free Kitty Schnauzer Schnozzola Momcat Snowflake Wide Eyes Who Me? Catseyes The kittens […]