Sometimes you have to look to signs to see the sign you were meant to see.
As publisher of my fiction, nonfiction, photographs, paintings, design, and creative ideas, I find my focus in seeing, exploring and recording life's details—like the two novels I'm writing, or the scenic gumbo that is my Vanishing Austin photography series, and the prints I call Lightscapes. Or writing for my blog on creativity, art + what goes with it, and my travels around my hometown, Austin, Texas and back in time, at AustinDetails.me. Creative collaboration is a key part of my process. And it all comes together on my art + photo + words blog, Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, at AustinDetails.me, where my art meets tech.
Ready to write? Gonna tap the keys? Before you do, take a look at how it’s done.
As good as panoramas get on the iPhone, there’s even more fun to be had with photo editing apps.
There are times when neon signs make nighttime the right time for a memorable photograph.
Yes, you can turn on the power by making power lines into a powerful element in your photographs.
Try editing sea glass (either the tiny frosted bits hidden on saltwater islands, or the wine that demands sipping) within Apple’s iOS 8.
Surviving as a local landmark in a city where development is on steroids takes a special quality.
From golden time to twilight to dusk, the best light can be found when it’s waning.
You can’t always get what you want. But if you try, some times, you just might get what you need.
Children showing off human nature make the greatest teachers: See how they pose for the camera.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it’s possible to illustrate one word with just one photo. Here are 11 examples.
Having a framework for writing is almost as important as the writing itself. We can learn from the writing rituals of the great ones.
In praise of rust: an homage to one of photography’s timeworn but favorite subjects.
In life, it’s best to hope for adventure, but to be careful what you wish for. Especially in the Grand Tetons.
A lone tree provoked three distinct treatments, using a trusted photo app and a new painting app, for stylistic effects.