Years ago I took a photo workshop with Arthur at the Santa Fe Photo Workshops. It was worth every penny and every moment. Arthur is a intuitive teacher. Arthur’s book and theme is -The Color of Light-. The 113 photographs in Arthur’s book reflect who Arthur is as a person. Arthur is a kind, gentle and patient man.
There is a full page of an Ernst Haas quote in Arthur’s book that ends with; “To see or not to see-that is an answer.” For Arthur and most great photographers this is a much more important question and answer than what is the best camera to buy… this week.
My personal experience with “To see or not to see-that is an answer.” is my willingness to make the commitment and carve out a piece of my life to use my eyes and time to create my vision of what I see. If I carry a camera with me, and am willing to get out of my own head and look at what is going on around me, that is the start. Arthur taught me that. Jay did too but they are joined at the hip. I was double teamed. I didn’t have a chance. Lucky for me.
Arthur’s Color of Light provide answers using exquisite images that impart examples, inspiration and a frame of reference about the nuance of light, shadow, color and how to see in more than one dimension. Not all the images make my hair stand on end. Some I just enjoy looking at. Some make me laugh at what Arthur saw (that I would not) and almost all inspire me to get out of this pain in the ass desk chair, grab my camera and go for a walk or trip or anything to get out of my head.
Arthur offers photo workshops and mentoring.
I want to thank Arthur for the images that give me a feeling of calm and the ones I need to look at until I see and understand them. In the end… it’s a fun book.
Thanks Arthur for being who you are and sharing your visions with us. The Color of Light is a wonderful book and a solid stepping stone to becoming a better photographer.