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Back to It

Posted in Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Block Island, Blogroll, Book, Computers, Exhibition, Fine Art Photography, Photography, Robin Randle Stories, Where Madness Dwells, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 02/22/2016 by wooddickinson

sea grass 128I’m getting back to all of this social media stuff. There are days I feel like throwing the iPhone in the trash and turning off the computer like, forever! I think it’s because of the amount of static or noise that finds its way into my email, Facebook and well, everything else.

That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped paying attention just that the amount of useless information that’s pushed on us is incredible. It’s hard enough to read, learn and understand the important stuff in life that the noise has become impossible to handle. I don’t think I’m alone on this. It is a matter of filtering and getting filters in place is hard with our current technology. Current marketing practices demands you irritate everyone to get your message out. Targeting systems are getting better but the junk email just blows my mind.

I’m working on a few things. First my novel “The Robin Randle Stories” is with my editor now. Hope to see it published soon. I’m starting a new novel, “Mercy Lake – a ghost story.” I’m also working on a photography project called “A Study of Pathways.”

I will have an exhibition next summer for the Block Island Conservancy. I’m very excited about that. It’s wonderful to be involved in such an important effort. Here are some websites of mine if you are interested –

Wood Dickinson – my main portal and links to everything else

The Robin Randle Stories

A Study of Pathways

Mercy Lake 

Photographic Portfolio

I’ll be much more regular about writing. I do have a lot to say!

 

Not Missing or Lost

Posted in Art, Block Island, Clouds, Earth, Path with tags , , , , on 01/28/2015 by wooddickinson

Trail #34

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a blog. Been busy and holidays etc etc… So here’s what I’m up to. I’m working on a series of images of paths. Mostly dirt foot paths but I am also finding steps and dirt roads that seem to fit to me. I will write soon about my thinking on the subject and the type of treatments I’m using. Peace.

Current Shows

Posted in 100 in 365, Amazon, Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Exhibition, Fine Art Photography, HDR, Kansas City, Photo Editing with tags , , , , , , , , on 09/05/2014 by wooddickinson

Ireland ReImaginedGood times. Busy times. I want everyone to know the Cafe Trio show is now closed. I want to thank Chris for helping mount and strike the exhibition.

Currently I have work up at Fabulous Foo’s in Ranchmart Shopping Center. It will close Oct. 31st. If you want your own copy of any of these 15 photographs visit the gift shop  or email me at wood@wooddickinson.com.

Fairway Frames also has  some photos up in their window till September, 30th. While there you can see a copy of my recent book, “100 in 365. Version 2.0.” Visit the gift shop at wooddickinson.com to order a standard edition or splurge and buy the special edition both numbered and signed. Very few left.

These 15 exhibited prints are still for sale for a bit longer. Any question call me at 913-667-9339.

Thanks for the outpouring of support.

Wood

 

Work in Progress

Posted in Art, Black and White, Block Island, Buildings, Clouds, Color, Earth, Fine Art Photography, HDR, Holga, Photo Editing, Photography, Trees with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/01/2014 by wooddickinson

Back from Block Island with about a million digital negatives that I shot over the nine-day trip. Right out of the gate I find myself in a conundrum. I found this house that was once a church. I mopeded over to photograph it. At the time it seemed to present a fairly straight forward photograph. Planning on it being a Black & White and all that but then I get back here to Kansas City and when I look at the negative I shot it explodes with all kinds of possible stories.

What to do? The trials of an artist. It’s not like there’s one right answer. So I put it to you. I am attaching the original capture and the original corrected capture. The corrected one has been edited to take out the irritating bending the lens adds to the shot. From there I fell down a rabbit hole. Let me know which one (or none) of these versions works for you. I feel I’m far from done exploring this photograph and it’s just the first of around 1300 negatives! Of for the days of film…

Block Island House-10

Original photo #10

Block Island House-3

Corrected version for lens issues – #3

Block Island House #1

#1

Block Island House-2

#2

Block Island House-4

#4

Block Island House-5

#5

Block Island House-6

#6

Block Island House-7

#7

Block Island House-8

#8

Block Island House-9

#9

On No!

Posted in • Wood Dickinson Sites, Fine Art Photography, God, Home, Homeless, Hope, Humility, Kansas City, Patti Dickinson, Photography, Shutterbug, Telly Awards with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/08/2011 by wooddickinson

We ARE becoming our phones!

Remember my Photo Site

Posted in Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Black and White, Blogroll, Book, Buildings, Clouds, Color, Faith, Fine Art Photography, God, Home, Humility, Photography, Shutterbug with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/08/2011 by wooddickinson

Westport

Posted in Art, • Wood Dickinson Sites, Fine Art Photography, Kansas City, palladium, Photography, Trees with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/15/2010 by wooddickinson

Last weekend I spent Friday night and Saturday showing my work at the Westport Arts event. My main reason for doing this was to learn how art fairs work, how to set one up, and what kind of products I need to make sales. I learned a lot. I showed several Palladium prints and found most people didn’t understand what that was. I had one college student ask me where I got my edges. I spent a lot of time educating folks on the art of making a hand-made print vs. an inkjet print. They were amazed I could make a negative from a digital negative and equally so when I told them about the paper coating process. The “edges” were nothing more than excess emulsion that was turned black by the overexposure to UV light. I did have several archival inkjet prints to show as well. This allowed me to gauge the reaction to my photos and see which ones were popular and which were photographs people didn’t understand.

I learned that I need an artist’s statement with some of my work. I don’t think of my work as photos. To me they are pieces of art using the photographic method. I think that means I am attempting to create a work that elicits an emotional response not just a, “Wow that a nice shot.” I did bring my picture of a tree with no leaves and a somewhat disturbing background and that one was a hit. People would ask me where this tree was. I told them it was in my mind because if they were to see the real tree or the original photograph they would be very disappointed. The tree in the piece was in my mind and that’s how I saw this tree.

Overall a very fun and educational weekend. I met some other great artists and enjoyed some Jerusalem Cafe curly fries. Wow.

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