As the year heads to an end, I will be another one older and have completed another year in which I have photographed nearly every day. Having the Iphone makes that more possible, as it is always within reach. Most of my work in the past year was a combination of Polaroid and medium and large format film shots, with digital comprising the smallest percentage of my work. I am not a film snob, but having spent the majority of my photographic career working in that medium, it suits my vision most closely. Digital, however, has found a place in my river and water work, in addition to snaps with the grandsons. I will also be bringing the Canon 5D Mark II to South Dakota this winter to photograph the badlands and black hills. This will be especially welcome if the weather turns bad or excessively windy. A large format camera with bellows extended is like a parachute in the wind. This past year was my first venture in working with the camera obscura-the pinhole camera. It has been a most rewarding experience in working with a box without a lens-producing fine art with near prehistoric technology. A pinhole camera makes a Holga look very modern. Looking forward to picking up the grandsons and taking them skiing (will be Nolan's first year on cross country skiis) and snowshoeing. If we have the time, we will drive to Chequamegon Bay on Lake Superior in Ashland and ice fish for perch.
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau