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

I Would be so Doomed in Today’s World

  Yes, it is good to see young talent bring their vision of the world through their work. And you are right, photography isn’t dying in the sense that it is going away, but it will probably never be what it was when you and I were coming up through the ranks. It will never […]

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Beautiful in a Haunting Way

David, Attached is a contact sheet to get you something to look at. The high res files are on my website for you to download. To give you some context of the work, the first 4 images on the contact sheet show the origins of the current project. I have been interested in out of […]

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1960s Cyan Cast Ektachrome Look

Matthew, You raise interesting questions about my older work and how I might bring it to my newer work. For many reasons, is not entirely possible really. My older work was mostly black and white. I saw in black and white. I have lost that ability, or should I said  am rusty at it. I […]

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Homogenous Pile of Sameness

Thank you for the link to the Browness website. It is interesting. At first I was impressed by the thumbnails of the 2019 finalist. Looked like a nice collection of diverse work. But the more I dug in the individuals and their websites, the less impressed I became. Some didn’t even have a website, and […]

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It’s Lonely Out There

Still pretty quiet out there. Still pretty weird. There’s a quiet beauty to it all, but I wish the world would return to normal soon. Whenever that may be.

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Such a Beautiful Spring

Hey John,   Just wondering if you covered the protest yesterday at your state Capitol? Looks like an interesting event. Though I do believe they are a bunch of morons…. I thought it would be a good idea for agent orange to come to Michigan and have maybe 5 or 6 rallies. Gather up the […]

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Zombie World

John, I have had thoughts of a zombie world too, but pass them off. I think we are better than that. I think this will pass. But not without great consequences. I think this more like the Spanish Flu. It is odd that growing up I only learned this event in passing, an afterthought in […]

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Walks With Barney

The world is pretty chaotic right now. People are afraid, people are desperate. There is a certain end of the world feeling right now. We are suppose to lay low, and when we do go out for necessities, to practice social distancing.  Seems I have been doing that for years. On walks with Barney. It […]

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They Must Have Meaning to Someone

Let me know how it goes with your professional organizer. I might need one. I tend to be mostly ok with letting go of things and I am pretty good these days with not accumulating more. Christmas was kind of depressing shopping for Carter and me too. We just don’t need anything, so what fun […]

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A Sign of Progress

After 75 years University Seafood is closing. I wasn’t a regular customer, but I did go there occasionally for mussels, a Christmas goose or capon. I often passed by the store on my walks through the University District. I loved their neon sign and the fact they had been around so long. But times change […]

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