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Caitlyn Jenner ~ Do We Owe You an Apology?


Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce Jenner, myth, Vanity Fair, transgender, cultural norms, male and female, novels, art,

  #transgender #myth #Caitlyn Jenner #cultural norms     Beside us is a photograph of a person who is named Caitlyn Jenner.  Below is a photograph of a person called Bruce Jenner in his Olympian glory in 1976. Is the first a depiction of the ideal of feminity and the second, the masculine ideal?   […]

When Street Photographers Get Lucky!


Creativity, art, photography, street photography, cameras, Carl Jung, psychology, Vivian Maier, Berenice Abbott, creative process, inspiration, Minhaj Haque, Village Vanguard, JohnColtrane, Louis Armstrong, Damon Pablo Escudero, Charlie Parker, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met,

You’re a photographer standing on the sidewalk. Your camera is focused. The light is perfect. Shadows make sharp angles and dramatic contrasts in the street. That moment of stillness has arrived where you can capture exactly what you want—your perception of reality and maybe even art. There is a beggar. His black arm is outstretched […]

The Flâneur and the Street Photographer.


flanuer, street photography, photography, creativity, Eugene Atget, Paris, Alfred Stieglitz, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, TAO, Baudelaire, architecture, urban landscape, novels about artists

I’ve always loved taking photos and viewing the photography of others. Given that virtually every cell phone is a camera, millions if not billions of people are able to photograph. Now we can document and record virtually any and all moments of our lives whether in a selfie or a fine art photograph of a […]

Persona Unmasked by Karsh


Persona, Photography, Yusef Karsh, portraiture, creativity, psychology, Jung, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, novels about artists,

Yusef Karsh was a famous Canadian portrait photographer whose clientele encompassed the great and mighty from the world of the arts, science and politics. As I look at his work, the question arises: did he slip past the persona of his subjects and capture their essence, the real person, and if so–how? Carl Jung frequently […]

Art: The Painter and the Psychiatrist.


creativity, art, novels about artists, unconscious, subconscious, psyche, Edward Hopper, Carl Jung, Freud, Dali, Norman Rockwell, De Chirico, Joseph Campbell, Surrealism

I’ve always loved the paintings of Edward Hopper. I remember seeing a major retrospective of his work at the MoMA a number of years ago. When I sat before Night Hawks for perhaps twenty minutes, my daughter asked me, “What are you seeing?” What a terrific question! For a long time, I’ve wondered if my […]