History And Perception

Considering this  wrench, what was its history? How did it come to be? My reflection begins with the observation that someone, likely a man with dirty hands, placed the wrench on an oil drum inside a mushroom farm in Loveland, Ohio. Where was the wrench before that? Might it have been used in a factory, a […]

Union

Although this weld bead is not a good one from the perspective of a welder, it caught my attention as a potentially abstract image, rich with color, texture and highlights. When I came across the image today the word “joining” came to mind, eliciting some observations for contemplation. Some of the metaphoric implications are obvious, […]

The Railroad Yard

I’ve been photographing in railroad yards since I first picked up a camera. The forms are primarily linear and round and there’s an abundance of materials. Steel objects and metal surfaces are particularly appealing because they are highly reflective—resulting in contrast, texture and deep shadows. And these are ideal for maximizing the full tonal range […]

Form And Function

    Aside from the beauty of the reflections, this motorcycle urges me toward two lines of contemplation. The first is a deep appreciation for our capacity to extract elements from the ground and shape them into virtually unlimited forms. Size, shape and surface, even strength of materials and temperature tolerances are a few of […]

History And Perception

In my first post I asked the question: What had to happen for the leaves and the photograph of them to exist? My observation was: Everything from the big bang forward. Perhaps because of the forms and textures in this image, the question that came to mind is somewhat related. Considering this particular wrench, what […]