Just posted a new collection on jfinkimages.com – Yosemite 2017. These are images from a week in Yosemite in a workshop at the Ansel Adams Gallery taught by Alan Ross, a terrific photographer and former full time assistant to Ansel Adams.
It was quite smoky that week with a large fire in the park and drift from Santa Rosa. See the accompanying blog post for details.
Run the slideshow with your sound turned on – each time I post a Collection I build a virtual gallery for it. Each photo can be viewed in isolation, or you can take a “gallery stroll” with the music. Step in, look around, enjoy…
Here’s the link to the photos – Yosemite 2017, jfinkimages.com
and to the blog post – jfinkimages blog
I just posted a new Collection on http://www.jfinkimages.com, Ancient Lands- Italy 2016. These are images from a recent trip in Rome and Southern Italy, specifically Puglia. My hope on the “Images” site is to invite you spend more than a second per image– click the link and you’ll go to the slideshow.
Begin the slideshow, take the images to full screen, and turn on the sound.
The Collection takes less than five minutes to view, and the soundtrack is from Italian Jazz trumpeter Paulo Fresu. Please enjoy…
After my rant in the post “Why do you do that?” (Why do you do that?), it’s time to relaunch Jfinkimages.com.
I was talking with a painter friend of mine this morning about art and communication. On some level, we’re each in the fog bank of our own lives, and while we think we can clearly see each other, well, it’s often more opaque than that.
So here’s to sending up a small signal flare from inside this fog bank, from my fog to yours.
In thinking about making and sharing images, I’ve decided that my photo site will carry one or two collections of images at a time, no more. My intention is that each collection will offer something of beauty in its own right. Further, my hope is that one might enter the collection and linger for a few precious minutes. A bit of an anti-instagram perhaps. This won’t be for everyone. Come in and browse.
The first collection is entitled “Human Places.” Click the “slideshow” button in the upper right corner, then take it to full screen. Turn your sound on. I hope you enjoy the experience of this first collection. From my fog bank to yours…
here’s the link: Human Places
May it be of benefit,
In a second reflection on “where poems come from,” sometimes you find yourself in a place so intense that you must write about it. Problematically, when it’s a place as iconic as the bottom of the Grand Canyon, well, it’s almost impossible to do so in anything close to a fresh way. But you have to try…
This poem and the accompanying image came from a photo trip down the colorado in April of 2014 lead by a terrific Utah photographer, Willie Holdman.
Here’s a link to a gallery of the southwest from Willie’s photo site…
Willie Holdman Photography
And here’s a link to my complete gallery of Grand Canyon Images from that trip…
JFink Images Grand Canyon Gallery
Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, April 2014, at sunset just below the Nankoweap Granaries
rock river sand
and light, dancing
the eye of the raven, his ragged
impassive face, creator
time made solid, layered
rim to river to rim. the ghosts
of the grandfathers
watching from the high walls
as we pass, encased
in our tiny stories.
doesn’t care, the river continues
carving — deeper, deeper
into the dark heart of the world
From Enlightened Society to Detroit
check out this recent article for the Shambhala Times Online. coming home in February from a two week retreat at Karme Choling, the Shambhala Buddhist land center in Vermont, I was seated next to a Franciscan Monk- an amazing conversation followed…