Tag Archives: Photographer

Prose Poem: The Abstract Painting

Dave Hood In the solace of his studio, after unexpected sad news, the abstract-expressionist painter, listens to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” A sorrowful sounding piece of music, evoking a feeling of melancholy within his psyche. The sound compels him … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: The Pursuit of Lifelong Learning

By Dave Hood “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr.Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Unfortunately, many people stop learning once they graduate from … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: “The Realities of the Street”

  By Dave Hood “I am not angry or sad or happy to see you. I could not give a shit. You don’t even ripple.” ― Gillian Flynn, Dark Places Part of an ongoing documentation of the city with my … Continue reading

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Article: The Photographer’s Eye

By Dave Hood John Szarkowski’s was a photographer, critic, curator and historian. He succeeded Edward Steichen, another photographer, as the director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1962. A couple of years later, Szarkowski became the … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Beauty in the Ordinary

There are many ways to imbue the soul with delight. Faith is one of them. Living in peace is another. Seeing beauty or art in our daily travels is another. When we notice something delightful, our senses are awakened and … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Savour Autumn

Dave Hood Those who are unable to relish autumn often focus on the darkness in late afternoon, cooler temperatures, frost in the morning, the chore of raking leaves, an early snowfall. But for other people, including myself, autumn is the … Continue reading

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Personal Essay: The Art of Taking Still Life Photographs

Thursday, January-09-14 Dave Hood Still life is one of the popular genres of photography, and involves taking pictures of “inanimate objects,” including vegetables, toys, knick knacks, vintage things, like a pin-up calendar from the 50s. The photographer can take images … Continue reading

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