Red Vase with Flowers

Perhaps someday I’ll refer to this as “my minimalist phase” or something. But thinking about it, there’s always been a thread of simplicity that comes and goes in my work, not unlike the waves in this vase.

Some of my best portrait work, best selfportrait work, best nature work, best model work, best still life work, best product photography, and even my very best personal work has been fairly simple and direct, clean and without distractions. Not all my work is minimal in its presentation, of course, but I think it’s an oscillation, an ebbing and flowing, a thread that winds it way through my work and my art.

In any event, that’s probably enough navel-gazing for one day. This particular image took about 2.4 minutes to set-up, shoot, process, and upload, which is often the way of my simpler stuff. An idea hits me and five minutes later I’m agonizing over what to write for the associated blog post. It’s funny to me that it takes so much longer for me to write a little bit of nothing to go with such an uncluttered piece, but I think that’s a story for another day.