I finally found what I think is the holly grail of photography in the words of Antonin Kratochvil -
“You should never use camera to make your pictures. You use yourself, your experience, to make the pictures with the camera. Not the other way around.”
For years I’ve been trying to put this concept into words. I’ve always told people that I don’t study other photographers work because I felt it diluted my vision. I always wanted to think of my photography as unique and my own. Antonin Kratochvil just changed my mind. Watch this short interview with Antonin Kratochvil, him images are impressive . . . his last words are most important!
Think about it!
Do you have a photography hero?
Sincerely, Tony Bynum
Montana Quarterly Magazine features an essay by award winning author Scott Mcmillion about an important prairie conservation project conducted in the wild prairie lands of Montana . . . One of the most rewarding and fun projects I’ve ever had the privilege to work on . . . Stacy Dolderer and I had a great time exploring [...]
Adding time lapse “video” into my outdoor photography routine brings a new dimension of creativity, one I enjoy very much. In this short time lapse video, I captured about 2000 frames of the clouds, sun and lake during one early morning adventure at Two Medicine Lake, in Glacier National Park. The time lapse took just over an [...]
So? What do you think? When you stand in the middle of a vast prairie landscape do you feel like you are in a wild place? I believe that those of you that have spent time in the prairie country of Montana you would feel like it is in fact a wild place. I know [...]
On Saturday, June 9th, I finally made good on a conservation donation I made almost a year ago. Back in September I donated a day with me photographing nature to the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance. The purpose of the donation was to help raise money for the organization and help it reach it’s ultimate vision, “A child [...]
Where my inspiration comes from. This is part two of a two part question. I answered the first part in a previous blog post, how did you learn photography. In this post I’ll answer the question, “where do you get your inspiration.” The answer might surprise you. I don’t get my inspiration from Ansel Adams or the [...]
Montana’s Public News Service released this thoughtful report on the Blackfeet Oil Drilling Project on February 13th. It’s encouraging to see this quality of coverage about Tony’s effort to document the changing landscape of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and the Rocky Mountain Front. Time Capsule Project Under Way at Blackfeet Reservation February 13, 2012 EAST [...]
The Montana Official State Travel Site! “MONTANA represents the untamed, the wild, the natural. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are starting points. Between the parks lie mountains that don’t have names yet, in ranges you’ve never heard of. Scattered in their valleys, you’ll find small towns full of friendly locals sharing the unexpected and even maybe their [...]
Welcome to my new “home” on the web! This is the first post to my new blog and I’m excited about what’s ahead for us! It’s a fantastic winter day in Montana and I’m looking forward to sharing real, authentic photography adventures, knowledge, experiences, and thoughts with all of you. For a long time I’ve [...]