Blog Retiring

Effective immediately, I am decommissioning this WordPress blog. Although it has remained continuously online since 2006, I will no longer be publishing to this site; all new posts will be made in the Journal of my website. I hope you will continue to follow me there; please update your subscription of RSS feed (I recommend Feedly).

My old WordPress blog and its archive (dating to 2006) will stay online for the foreseeable future; no posts will be removed. Thank you for reading and for your continued support.

History of Landscape Photography

Join me this Friday, April 9, 2021, for an ONLINE presentation The History of Landscape Photography (followed by Q&A) presented through the Los Angeles Center of Photography. The presentation is only $10 for LACP Members and $15 for Non-Members (please consider joining to support this worthy photographic institution https://lacphoto.org/member-info/join/). All photographers stand on the shoulders of giants. Come learn more about them with me on April 9, 2021.

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The History Of Landscape Photography – A Special 200th Episode on F-Stop Collaborate and Listen

Many thanks to photographer Matt Payne for inviting me to this conversation! Matt’s podcast F-Stop Collaborate and Listen is one of a kind, well known, and enjoyed by many photographers. Matt invited me Guy Tal to his 200th episode for a special discussion on the history of landscape photography. It was an engaging conversation with Matt and Guy and I hope it proves valuable to others. Thank you for listening!

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The Art of Photography Conference 2021

I’m excited to be presenting my talk “Immense, Silent, and Sacred” at this year’s Art of Photography Conference! This worldwide online event brings 16 top photographic artists direct to you via the web. Find details and buy tickets at https://www.artphotoconference.com/buy-tickets/

If you are interested in attending, please contact me for a 10% discount code. I hope you will consider joining us!

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Published: Medium Format Magazine, November 2020

My article The Sum of Influence with eight photographs appears in the November 2020 issue of Medium Format magazine. It’s a genuine thrill to share the pages with some of the top names in international landscape photography. Thank you, Medium Format!

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Medium Format Magazine: July 2020

MF_July2020_coverI am pleased to announce my second article (Photography is Easy. Art is Hard) and nine photographs in the July 2020 edition of Medium Format Magazine, the #1 magazine dedicated to Medium and Large Format photography enthusiasts. This monthly magazine is well-written, elegantly produced, and contains many great photographs from all genres in more than 100+ pages in every issue. Thank you for looking.

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Medium Format Magazine

MF_May_2020_coverI am pleased to have an article and eight photographs in the May 2020 edition of Medium Format Magazine, the #1 magazine dedicated to Medium and Large Format photography enthusiasts. This monthly magazine is very well-written, elegantly presented, and contains many great photographs from all genres in more than 100+ pages in every issue. Furthermore, Medium Format has graciously provided me with my own column – The Inner Landscape – where I will share thoughts and personal process from the creative and artistic side of the medium. I look forward to seeing you there!

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New Website!

I am pleased to announce the release of my new website!

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It was more than ten long years since my old website first rolled out. In 2018, 58% of total website visits came via mobile devices and it was time for my site to join the 21st century. The old website featured considerably smaller images and was not mobile device compliant, while the new one features an all-new graphical interface as well as responsive and much larger images (reponsive = images that scale properly to any device for maximum resolution and viewing enjoyment). Hundreds of photographs have been reworked for the new site. More work remains to be done and new bodies of work are forthcoming but I am thrilled with the new look and would love to hear what you think about it. Thank you for viewing!

Photographer notes: consider WideRange Galleries if you need a custom website. I’ve been working with Jack Brauer and WideRange for more than a decade and cannot recommend their services enough.

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Presentations & Workshops

_DSC9361-2I will be presenting Death Valley National Park: Magnitude and Mystery to the Lancaster Photography Association (Lancaster, California) on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. The presentation includes nearly 200 photographs and a wealth of information about the Park’s natural and human history. The meeting is from 6-8pm and is FREE and OPEN to the public. Come on out!

My forthcoming Death Valley autumn/winter workshop season is filling up quickly. Seats remain open in the two following workshops:

https://lacphoto.org/…/death-valley-national-park-with-mic…/
(beginner/intermediate skills)

http://www.visionaryphotoworkshops.com/…/visionary-death-va…
(with Guy Tal; a cerebral and non-technical workshop). We’ve moved this annual workshop earlier in the season to take better advantage of late winter storms and light.

I hope to see you soon in Lancaster or Death Valley!

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Featured: Black + White Photography magazine

issue-231_GordonI offer my sincere thanks to Susan Burnstine for writing about my work in her monthly column and featuring four of my images in the August 2019 issue (#231) of Black + White Photography magazine (U.K.). The full print magazine is available at Barnes & Noble and at international newsstands. A digital version can be downloaded here. You can also click here to read this article only (content provided COURTESY OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE (UK), August issue #231).

After reading the article, please check out Susan’s own critically-acclaimed work. She is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. I’ve long admired her unique style and process and dream-like images. Thank you, Susan!

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