Thanks to Sandy for the feedback about a previous post I made regarding a wonderful presentation by Benjamin Zander where many of the exciting ideas he expounds, I feel, can be applied to photography (and indeed any art). Here is a performance by musician Sxip Shirey which embodies all the passion and power with which an artist can imbue his or her work. I have watched this many times and it never fails to take my breath away. Pure magic.
I have just returned from a backpacking and pinholing expedition to the wilds of Dartmoor in the English South West. I anticipated wet weather (and got plenty of it) so was glad to have made a waterproof housing from a discarded plastic box which used to hold business cards. One of the highlights of the trip was an afternoon I spent in the quiet of the twisted, mossy oaks at Wistman’s Wood. I have visited this ancient woodland many times but never fail to be awed by the beauty and reverence-inspiring atmosphere.