As a photographer who paints, and a painter who photographs, there’s a challenge and a risk I’m often faced with: Print, or Paint?
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.
“Remember the Alamo!” If you’re leading a charge against a conquering army with but a ragtag rebel force, you can rally your troops with this trusty, time-tested cry. Remember the […]
See and read my imperfect works at my website.
Did your (very) human eye see the scene you photographed and post-processed the way your HDR image looks? Not likely.
My image library is overflowing with photographs of abandoned places. They are evocative. They provoke my storytelling curiosity.
Weekend inspiration from Jann Alexander and a handy little app called Notegraphy.
When creative blocks strike, and they will, you can relax, strategize, think and deal with these insights and ideas from creativity gurus.
Why not try a threesome on National Margarita Day? (As in, three margaritas.)
You can make creativity into an everyday thing in seven steps by focusing on the everyday.
The loneliest trees are the worthiest of painting, for the order they bring to disorder; for their steady, uncomplaining winter ritual; for their slow, patient growth.
Is the Frost Bank Tower stalking you? It follows you all around downtown Austin and appears magically in this series of photos of downtown Austin.
Among the most thought-provoking pieces I discovered for the new feature I’m debuting today, #Creativity: It’s a Wrap, are those that take aim at finding balance.
Being a publisher lets me do what I love to do: write, paint, photograph, read, design, learn, share, repeat.
“I look at light: how it plays, bounces, delineates, colors, dances and defines by its abundance or lack thereof. I am utterly attracted to, captivated by, smitten with and besotted by light.”
Some of Austin’s towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin’s first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. Downtown Coffee Shop, Bar & Lounge, […]