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Temporal: Kansas, USA -- Spiritual: An emerald forest
Seer of light, chaser of shadows
Interests: writing, photography
Recent Activity
Toad on a Log, McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland, May 2016 A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Study: Bookshel(l)f, 25 February 2017 Recently events have led me to believe that my camera of choice, a Pentax K-3 that has been my workhorse for two years or so, has become a curmudgeon. The shutter curtain has taken to erratic sticking. That it happens more when it is cold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Frisco Root Tangle - Study #1, July 9th, 2015 Roots. Never will they cease to be objects of fascination and curiosity. In the course of many walks through the woods this photographer has never failed to be transfixed by roots whether hidden, semi-exposed, or out in the air. More times... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Retro Cans of Preserved Vegetables, February 1st, 2017 Ordinarily it is black and white that dominates the spillage on the page here at Oncatography. There are exceptions to that rule of thumb, of course. Today the above fascinating examples were spotted during a shopping expedition (culinary research mission) at a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
It nears two weeks since my favorite camera shop, Crick, in Kansas City, Missouri had to close its doors for good. Few things I have experienced in all my photographic endeavors over the years have affected me quite like this closing. It seems unfair that I had the privilege of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
I washed my hands at the sink, looked up, and was startled by this man peering back at me. The winter graylight created an accidental portrait setting, one I felt compelled to document. Bemusement, wonder, unease: all the sensations self-portraits induce in myself. Much time is spent thinking about this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
The news was announced last week, January 6th, that Kodak is reviving the Ektachrome line of 35mm film. A cheer could be heard going up, from the throats of those who relished the film in its heyday up until production ceased in 2012. Such an announcement was bound to have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
The ether is all around us. Ubiquity and ease of use make us humans oh-so-prone to overindulgence and abuse. Who among us is free from the sin of too many selfies and oversharing? My heart may be partially made of glass but my head sometimes encourages the throwing of stones.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
It's still here, this moody bastard called ambition. its voice is a low murmur these days much to my chagrin. A low murmur that I rarely heed except in bursts. The cameras are still here, with me, sitting quiet and patient while I try to decide what to do. All... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Homies, East Bottoms, Kansas City Missouri, 11 January 2013 I don't know what it is with me and cameras, other than I often feel I have a long way to go when it comes to storytelling. So often, the viewfinder leads me to believe that I know what I am... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
"Old Scratch", sundown near Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, June 2014 We met on the trail, just below the summit of the bluff. The sun was on its way down. Curiously, he did not want to shake my hand. But that is okay. I'm not sure you can shake hands with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Road to Cheyenne Butte, Ft. Robinson NE, June 29 2014 Sun setting over the rolling hills, prairie sea washing up against butte bluffs. They were out there, I know. I sensed them. In fleet passing, I glimpsed them hunkered down in green-gold grass hammered against the cerulean dome of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
'Tis dusty here, I concede to you. The jaguar has been quiet and straining to hear other Muses, and not certain they are there to hear. Be that as it may, it has not been entirely dormant. It awoke, and I with it, and we decided upon action. The action... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Okay, now that I have finally accomplished something, and have taken the time to take some time for another update on this here desert that is my photo blog, let me fill you in. Did I mention that I have the good fortune to be in an exhibition in December?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Yes, I'm here. I know, I've been gone a long time. I regret my absence. It's the Stuff. And the Things. They get up in my grille, and I forget to water my roots. I wonder if there is a cure for this affliction. Perhaps the limiting of distractions would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
(brushing off the dust) *coughcough* (tapping mic) "Is this thing on?" Well, now. How about that? Oncatography is alive! I know it has been WAY too long, but I thought it time for a short note. I am about to leave for a brief trip to New York City, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
In gratitude for their service...Thank you! Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
Victim: Rail line, Patapsco River Valley, Afternoon of February 2, 2012 Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light
It is today I declare that I am a writer, and therefore I will act as such. Now is the time, this is the place. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Kevin M. Shea - Writer
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and everone in between, the family over at IndieInk has an announcement! After the relaunch of the II website, we are proud to announce that in addition to the Weekly Writing Challenge, there is now: IndieInk Photo Battle Royale! See? It's like sunshine on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Oncatography: Shadow and Light