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May 5th, 2015

The Way We See

Posted By Rafael Rojas
“The first great mistake that people make in the matter, is the supposition that they must see a thing if it be before their eyes.” John Ruskin, “Modern Painters”. Contrary to common belief, the human eye does not work like a camera which records every single thing which is in front of us. Far from …

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May 11th, 2014

Rafael Rojas Monthly Essay : Use your legs

Posted By Rafael Rojas
I have always said that the most useful photographic tool for a landscape photographer is a pair of legs. Well before we start composing a photograph, we need to decide where we are going to stand. Camera position is of paramount importance since it defines the perspective. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the …
March 25th, 2014

Monthly Essay: Less is more

Posted By Rafael Rojas
Winter hill - Switzerland
Who strive – you don’t know how the others strive To paint a little thing like that you smeared Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,- Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says, (I know his name, no matter) – so much less! Well, less is more, Lucrezia.  That would be the first time …
March 1st, 2014

Monthly Essay: The Dynamic Landscape

Posted By Rafael Rojas
Bowing to the sun_RR_th
One of the things I have learnt after years of photographing the world is how dynamic all landscapes are. Before being bitten by the photography bug, my opinion was similar to that of most other people. Landscapes did not move. They were there, just waiting for me to be discovered, ready to show me that …
January 17th, 2014

Monthly Essay: Windows and Mirrors

Posted By Rafael Rojas
Soft shores - Isle of Harris, Scotland
Some time ago I attended an exhibition at the Hermitage museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. Under the enticing title of “Windows”, a great number of paintings from artists like Matisse, Rothko and Magritte, among others, lured the visitor with the symbolic and metaphorical meaning of windows in the arts. Painting after painting, windows appeared in many …