Photography

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”

Eudora Welty

Clinchco

Clinchco

Clinchco This shot was taken right outside the Binns-Counts Community Center in Clinchco, VA. October in Appalachia is overwhelmingly vibrant, and along many roadside rivers like this one, the color spectrum is laid out over the bank, forest, and sky. (Click on the...
The Phobia

The Phobia

The Phobia Fear slides down your body, landing on your feet like concrete. Fear penetrates deeper and deeper into your fragile mind, impregnating every cell of your body. He makes your feet numb, He makes your hands tremble and doesn’t let you utter a single word....
Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round

Merry-go-round Even when still, these hand-carved animals are full of life. This carousel, which dates from 1906, is still in use. It’s been called “a piece of moving art,” which is apt. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) Pat Tompkins is an editor in...
Riley

Riley

In-camera double exposure. Photographer taking photographs of a photographer photographing. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.) Brian Hayes is a photojournalist from Wichita, Kansas. When he’s not telling stories with his camera, he uses the same...
Buddies

Buddies

I found these two buzzards sitting on fence posts beside a rural Texas road. They were, without a doubt, waiting for breakfast, whatever overnight roadkill might provide. I thought of the characters from Waiting for Godot, the Samuel Beckett play. His characters,...
Blue Road 3

Blue Road 3

Storms that Helped me Leave, (somewhere south of Suffolk). I didn’t know I’d work in photography. I was a painter. A rebel. I didn’t fit in in the South. It took a long time for me to find my road, and now decades later, I guess I’m doing okay....