The Hand of Man

When I studied photography at the Maryland School of Art and Design, my teacher emphasized that a nature photograph should never show “the hand of man.” In other words, we shouldn’t see see streets, fences, or even gardens, just flora and fauna. So I’ve come to think of photos of manufactured items such as architecture, machinery, and cityscapes as “the hand of man.”

Don’t look for realism here — I’m not that kind of artist. I love to bring out colors and features, eliminate unwanted objects, and use filters to create a painterly effect.

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