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AWOL's Photography

My stuff
A view of my photos and my progress in learning to do better.
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“It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down....”
― Kate Morton, The House At Riverton

Steelwool And Other Light Painting

My stuff
A compilation of posts on steelwool photography, light painting and long-exposure night photography.
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“I love you because you are you, and because you taught me how to understand light. Thus you increased me. I regret I cannot give it back to you. Paint, paint ever and ever until the canvas wears out. My eyes need your color and my heart is happy about you.”
― Claude Monet, French impressionist who was obsessed with colour and light

Others' Photography

These are who I admire and look to for advice and examples.

“Is a picture really worth a thousand words? What thousand words? A thousand words from a lunatic, or a thousand words from Nietzsche? Actually, Nietzsche was a lunatic, but you see my point. What about a thousand words from a rambler vs. 500 words from Mark Twain? He could say the same thing quicker and with more force than almost any other writer. One thousand words from Ginsberg are not even worth one from Wilde. It’s wild to declare the equivalency of any picture with any army of 1,000 words. Words from a writer like Wordsworth make you appreciate what words are worth. 
― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks