This is spring

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. — Wendell Berry

Bernd & Hilla and Me

as mentioned –The New Objectivity’s focus on the objective world resonated with later photographers like Bernd and Hilla Becher, who became influential artists and teachers highly regarded for their typological studies of various architectural structures. Bernd and Hilla Becher, Coal Bunker, GB 1973 And this Sachlichkeit do also, I must confess, resonate with me — here…

Awakening to this world

When I, a year ago yesterday, started my simple project AN IMAGE A DAY, I was – amongst other things – inspired by Cynthia Newberry Martin’s wonderful blog 365 TRUE THINGS . But instead of using my daily practice as a way of catching myself, I turned my gaze outwards.  What I have discovered this last year, is that…

Fjøløy Lighthouse

Still testing my new camera, I decided to take a day off and visit Fjøløy Lighthouse, a 45 minutes drive from where I usually spend my days. Fjøløy Lighthouse was built in 1849. The lighthouse station comprises the light, the engine house, a house, an outhouse and a boathouse. The lighthouse was automated in 1977, but the…

Alec Soth

I found these images on the web — and I really have to share them with you From Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi The pictures are made by Alec Soth, there is a lot more information and many images to be found on the web, I’ll just add a short video & then you can look around…

Poets ought not to be far from their words

I enjoy reading books on writing. It’s a great way to situate oneself in the tribe, as a writer amongst writers. The best books on writing offers a sense of belonging and purpose. This year I have read six such books, and am currently immersed in book no. 7; Diane Lockward’s The Crafty Poet. A Portable Workshop….

The point where the sky and the earth touch…

I am doing a little research on the firmament, that is; the concept of it. It’s common knowledge – but still worth a second thought: The word firmament comes from the Latin firmus, or “firm,” and this description of the sky as something solid reflects ancient ideas of the way the universe was constructed. The…

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

one of the goals of writing about an experience is to mythologize it— Saturday morning, nothing scheduled – open day ahead of me; in my world this comes pretty close to happiness – ! After a short walk with my dog, I sat down to read The Thoreau of the Suburbs by Diana Saverin, a…

apropos putting things into words –

Aquabob, clinkerbell, daggler, cancervell, ickle, tankle, shuckle, crottle, doofers, honeyfur, zawn … The English language used to be a rich language, full of vivid, precise words to describe the landscape and natural phenomena. But where are these words nowadays? According to Robert Macfarlane we have not kept up with developing this side of our language, on the contrary we…

Next Stop Atlantic

Over the last nine years the N.Y.C. Transit Authority has worked with the national artificial reef building program to sink around 1,800 subway cars. Next Stop Atlantic | © Stephen Mallon Beginning in 2007, Brooklyn-based photographer Stephen Mallon embedded himself with the maritime company in charge of the dumping operation. You can read about the…