It's the journey, not the destination Mel Curtis's thoughts on a life in the world of photography

And the Little Dog will be Happy too

Hey, I thought you might like these. I do this thing called OurHouse, where I grab the camera and run around the house, the studio, the yard and just document it. No cleaning up, just snap shots of what things look like. I do it about 3 or 4 times a years or when ever. […]

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The Beginning of the Digital Era

  Now that I have hit a quiet stretch, I thought it might be a good time to think about another personal project. Another portfolio. I did Portfolio 1 in 1994 and Portfolio 2 in 2003. I sold copies of both to Paul Brainerd. They are collections of my some of my best personal work […]

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It Was a Magical Time

At the end of February in 1998 I went to London for 10 days. My first trip to that great city. We stayed across the street from Hyde Park and toured the city at length. There was suppose to be a launch party for a new stock agency was working with at the time, but that […]

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In the Garden

Birthdays are funny in a way. You look forward to them when you are young, not so much when you are older. But it is a good day to just pause and reflect. Another year on the planet. This afternoon I shall spend some time in my little piece of it.

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A Perfect Moment

As an artist using a camera, I make lots of images of all kinds of things, of people and places. Most often it is later that I look at a photograph I have made and realize what a special moment that was, and that I didn’t realize it at the time. On this morning I […]

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On the Street Where I Live

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David’s Garden

I had the pleasure of hanging out with a good friend of mine and photo guru, David E. Perry yesterday morning. He is a master gardener and makes brilliant photographs to boot. And the frittata was pretty kicking as well. It was nice to exchange ideas and talk about the visual medium for which we share a […]

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My Pretty Garden

Trey, I am sorry to hear about your Parkinson’s disease. That must be a blow. How are you dealing with it? I wish I could help in some way. I know you have a great wealth of friends for support, so that must be reassuring in some way. I just wish I give you a […]

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Because Life is a Journey

I was checking out my Facebook news feed today and saw one of those sill tests people post. What kind of animal are you? What kind of artist are you? What is your favorite food type? What city should you live in?  Then you answer about 10 generic dumb questions and voila… you are stereotyped. […]

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Our House 9 May 2014

I often just poke around the yard and make pictures to show what it looks like in a given moment of time. Springtime is always a nice time, with things growing and color everywhere. it is interesting to see photos taken over time and see how the garden has evolved. And sometimes it is just […]

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