Art of the Mind

Have you ever looked at a photograph, after reading the artist’s statement, and cried “BULLSHIT”? I have. There often seems to be a real disconnect with what a photographer says their work is about, and what the photographs actually show.
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New book!

My most recent book published through Blurb.com has been delivered and looks great! It is a collection of photographs taken during my last year living in an apartment. We had the privilege of living on a third floor, West facing unit that afforded some incredible sunset views. This book presents some of the best.

For a full preview of the book you can click on the Blurb page at the top of my blog, or simply CLICK HERE.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy it!

While there, be sure to check out my other book Blue Mule!

Telling a Great Story

At the heart of what I hope to create is the desire to tell a great story. Last year I read a book called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. He is one of my favorite contemporary authors. This book is about what it means to tell a great story with your own life. I was particularly struck by this comment:

“If you aren’t telling a good story, nobody thinks you died too soon; they just think you died.”
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Tolkien’s Birthday!

On this day, 120 years ago, was born my favorite author and artist, J.R.R. Tolkien. I could expound much concerning what his influence has meant to me, but it’s getting late, and I’m tired. Nevertheless, I feel it only appropriate that I should post at least something to mark this day. So here is a recording of him reading one of his own poems written in one of his own languages, Quenya: Watch it here!