WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE OF MY MIND
Mensa once described the 29th US President Warren Harding as a dolt because of his journalistic training. Unfair? Maybe. Sure, we are expected to write at the 6th grade level, but which profession demands that you be an expert in all fields all at once?
Purveyors of history are arguably united by a nostalgia for the past even if that nostalgia stems from a hesitation to deal with the present. Be that as it may, history's true power come from its ability to give us a lens to the past to help us see the future.
Is photography fine art? Instead, I see the camera as a truth-getter, a device untarnished in its ability to capture life as we know it. A snapshot of time before it disintegrates into history.
Somehow, I have a natural ability to swipe pencil or brush across a canvas and create cogent images. When computers came along, I began swiping the mouse around.
Some people collect stamps or go fishing to relax. I make maps. The landscape of our planet is the real attraction. Coincidentally, Lawrence of Arabia also made maps. And I do go fishing sometimes.
Data Analyst and Graphics Artist
As a journalist, I have had to do beaucoup amounts of analysis. One moment, I’m crunching Covid-19 data, the next, Chinese army movements on a distant moonscape. What satisfaction in laying out data in visual form.