When in the course of human events…

Every year on July 4th, I read the Declaration of Independence. I can’t remember when I started doing that, but early on I thought it would be a long, difficult, and (frankly) boring read. Until I actually read it. Then I realized what an amazing document it is. It is eloquent and almost poetic in places. It begins, “When in the course of human events…” What a powerful opening line. The second paragraph begins, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” Yes! The Declaration of Independence is where those lines are written! OK, I hope I’ve convinced you to check it out here.

On a completely different subject, I have three photographs in an upcoming exhibit at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville. The title of the exhibit is “Knoxville Photo 2017,” so it all about photography. Yay! Of course, I love this exhibit and I look forward to it every year. This year, I am extremely fortunate to have three photographs selected for it. The juror for the exhibit was Baldwin Lee, an accomplished professor of art here at UT, so it is even more rewarding to have had the chance to show my work to an artist in that area of the stratosphere. If you’re near Knoxville (heck, even if you’re not) try to stop by the opening this First Friday at the Emporium. The exhibit opens at 5:00 PM this July 7. Hope to see you there! Here is a link to the exhibit.

And, just in case you can’t make it, I’ve included thumbnails of the three images I have in the show. I think you can see that these images are a little different for me. I like them. I hope you do too!

Have a great July 4 and enjoy your pursuit of happiness!


One comment

  1. Hey Steve, These pictures are indeed a little different. Some time back you you were abstracting nature to create effects with the subjects of the photos. Those were technically interesting. Then you went toward more realism. They were much more beautiful, emotional and understandable to us laymen. With what I see in these three, you have come a long way. These are beautiful, suggestive and emotional. Great composition! That’s my opinion. I’m touched!


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