Posts by: John Veldhoen

Blind Spot and Western Landscapes

 By John Veldhoen

Siri Hustvedt is an American novelist, but along with her work as a fiction writer, she has written essays on diverse subjects, like neuropsychoanalysis, and painting. The latter investigations presuppose a connection between selfhood, and perception. She is the author of the introduction to Teju Cole’s new book of photographs, “Blind Spot”. Cole is a photographer, but is also a writer, and contributes a regular column to the New York Times “Lens” section entitled “On Photography” which I have mentioned on this blog before, in connection to essays written by Luigi Ghirri.

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David duChemin is on His Way to Calgary

 By John Veldhoen

David duChemin is a photographer based in Victoria, Canada who came to prominence working for various NGO’s including World Vision, Save the Children, and the BOMA Project. He has travelled extensively, photographing on assignment in South America, and Africa. He is the author of many books, mostly published by Rocky Nook, of which “The Soul of the Camera” is the most recent. His books are notable for their accessibility, humour, and helpful tone.

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A Wild Life and A Feast for the Eyes

 By John Veldhoen

There is an academic discipline for everything.  In literature, scholars have studied genre as it appertains to works of literary expression since the Enlightenment. Long before that, philosophy discerned the production of ideas on the basis of type.

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Paul Zizka’s Photography Books of The Canadian Rockies

 By John Veldhoen

These books contain photographs by the brilliant, award-winning mountain landscape photographer Paul Zizka, of off-beaten-path places in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kananaskis, Waterton, and Yoho. Paul has photographed Norway, Svalbard, Nepal, Baffin Island, Greenland, throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, Niue, French Polynesia, and our landscape. He lives in Banff, Alberta.

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