Tag Archives: photography

Essay: Appreciating Beauty in Everyday Life

By Dave Hood “Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism. Beauty allows us to forget the pain and dwell on … Continue reading

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What is Art For: The Purpose of Art

By Dave Hood All art exists for a purpose. Picasso said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Edward Hopper, a realist painter during the time of modernism, reminds us that “Great art … 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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From My Notebook: ” Where to Discover Inspiration”

By Dave Hood Inspiration often begins with a passion. Yo-Yo Ma said, “Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. Webster’s defines inspiration as an idea, person, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: What’s the City Like?

Dave Hood The city can be like a jungle. Skyscrapers evoking a mood of the ominous, as if hiking alone in the unknown jungle. Street lamps and traffic lights standing as if various types of tropical trees. Always countless strangers … Continue reading

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The Art of Street Photography

By Dave Hood “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” … Continue reading

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Essay: The Art of Photography

By Dave Hood “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams When is a photograph a work of art? Marcel Duchamp said anything can be art. Many people believe art is about form and content. Form referring to the … Continue reading

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