The initial digital ease of 'taking a picture' begins to fade as the art of 'making a photograph' takes hold. There is a fine line between the over making of a work and the ability to allow the authenticity or true essence of a subject to come through. No matter what equipment or style is used, is it not the story of the work that is most important?
I suggest this adage is as equally appropriate to the living of life as it is in the making of art: "Do no harm, do good, and stay in positive relationship with one's neighbor." It is my hope that as you view these photographs they will offer at least a momentary experience with the essences of the world in which we all live play a part.
Guestbook for Essence Photography by Don Mendenhall