I have come dangerously close to starting a blog a couple of times now. I know most people just “do it”, but I have held back. I worry. I worry that as soon as I publish the first post, I will unleash a screaming hoard of demons who will come down on me like Harry Potter’s ghastly Dementors. More realistically, I worry that I will hear nothing at all beyond the deafening cooling fans of my computer. I won’t know until I try. With that in mind, I hereby launch Photographic Journeys.
This launch coincides with my opening of a shop on etsy.com where I will be selling archival photographic prints and cards. Some of what I write here be about the shop, but mostly I want to write about photography. I hope you will take some time to look at my shop, but you can also see a wider range of my photographic work in my online galleries.
My work tends to be strongly influenced by architecture and an appreciation for the past. The first is the result of my training in architecture, and the latter is due to the fact that I sometimes feel I should have been born in the 19th century. The result shows up in my photography, especially in the type work I call polychrome. I have been working on a book about my polychrome images which I hope to finish before the end of the year and publish on blurb.com. It has been very slow in coming, but I think Photographic Journeys will help that process along.