New Topographic Light

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In an attempt to cure myself of cabin fever, this morning I dragged myself out of the house, camera in hand. Something curious happens during the Minnesota winter, the light becomes exactly the right temperature to make every image look like a Stephen Shore photograph from the late 1970s.

Snow Viewing

There is a Japanese zen tradition where visitors are invited to view the first snow fall. This winter, I was eagerly waiting to bring this tradition into my life in Minnesota. Unfortunately, it only snows when I leave the city. So far, I’ve watched the snow fall inside airports all over the Midwest. 8 hours watching thru the Milwaukee International Airport’s floor to ceiling plate glass windows was probably not the same feeling one would get when peering out of a shoji screen. Alas, it has to do.