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
Really amazing pictures! Just love it ;)
Great work Don !! You are great artist !!
5.Leslie Anne Malach, LMT(non-registered)
It was lovely meeting you today. I enjoy your work immensely. Now I need to decide what my first purchase will be!
Looking good. Absolutely love your pictures!
3.Bob lalas(non-registered)
The pictures you have a great i love to at those picture its very inspiring. I'm so grateful i found this website.