In Honor of
Thomas Hoepker & Lisette Model
Infrared flash photo from Piercing Darkness project.
(If image is fuzzy click on it to view hi res version.)
From my earliest beginnings in photography to current times I’ve been censored. Well, they can try to block me from bringing you the truth…but I still manage to have my say.
Here is a partial list of sites that have banned me, blocked my posts or told me to stop posting.
Luminous Landscape Forum
Digital Photography Review
Fuji Forum (original)
Fuji Forum (new)
Eric Kim Blog
Photography on the Net Forum
Photo Camel Forum
Large Format Forum
B & H Blog
Real Photographer Forum
Amateur Photographer Forum
A.D. Coleman Blog
Open College of the Arts Blog
Dye Transfer Forum
Why did these sites want to silence me?
For posting the exact same things I do in my blog here. They are run by small minded thinkers that are more concerned with their pet prejudices than a serious discussion of photography.
Can you point to another photo blog / website / archive that discusses the topics I do? Yet, these forums / photo sites / blogs do not feel it is important that you get the full picture.
I am not going to feed you a lot of bullshit in my posts. I’ve got nothing to sell you, no agenda to push. I’m not trying to get you to buy my book or come to my seminar that I don’t really know much about anyway. I’m not pretending to be a ‘rumor mill’ that is secretly funded by the camera companies. You don’t have to PayPal me $5 to support my ever growing family.
It is important to be able to speak the truth without having financial ties to the topic. For instance, Eric Kim pushing the ‘Henri’ strap. How could I tell you that such a strap is a disservice to your street / doc work in one breath, then with the next breath try to sell you one?
What I will give you here is the truth, the best I can discern it to be. As long as I have an outlet for speaking my mind…you will get my viewpoint. Always remember – there is no shame in the search for truth, the only shame is in the stifling of the discussion of that search.