With President Obama’s imminent departure from office in mind, I thought of a photograph that I’d taken back in 2003, before I’d ever heard the name “Barack”:&n&hell…Read More
For his wonderful collection of short, imaginative poems from world literature, called The Sea and the Honeycomb, Robert Bly rewrote Frances Desmore’s translation of a Chippewa poem.&n&hell…Read More
I drove by the site late one day and took a few photos for my final-stretch planning. After dinner, when I looked at the photos on my computer, I did a troubled double-take. In t… Read More
There is a virtually-unkillable part of us that, when anything we’ve touched is considered successful, wants to proclaim to everyone in earshot (even if that’s only us), “M… Read More
First, a subject alert, so that I don’t waste your time. This is probably not of much interest or use to you if you don’t use portable flash units. If you do, or if y… Read More
Photographers, or artists of any kind, are probably more aware than most people are of fortuitous coincidings, of happy or regrettable appearances and disappearances: “I could ki… Read More
“Uprooted” (by Lawrence Russ) My unhappiness with my website provider had grown ever since it was taken over by an outfit specializing in wedding mementos. Of course, the n… Read More
I wish you all for thanksgiving what, in a sense, but only in a sense, we already have — a world of wonders. Or, rather, I wish that we would all enter into it m… Read More
Nan-ch’uan Threatening to Chop the Kitten in Two, by Sengai [The ink painting above, by Sengai, pictures a scene from the famous Zen koan in which the Zen teacher, Nan-ch’uan, te… Read More
Covers of THE ARCANE MACHINE, photographs by Lawrence Russ What follows is the preface of a book that I’ve just had printed, featuring a fifteen-image photographic poem of mine, … Read More
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