Photo Notes A place to talk about making images.

October 1, 2022


Filed under: Fine Art,Fine Art Portfolio,Landscape Photography — John Siskin @ 4:13 pm

I have been posting photographs from New Mexico, on a daily basis for more that two years now. This has been a really good thing for me. It has kept me engaged in doing photography and kept me making new images. A lot of people have been very supportive of this work, for which I am really grateful. So, I really want to continue doing this. However there have been some frustrations in the way this has evolved. I have posted on Facebook, in a couple of areas, and on LinkedIn and sent out e-mail. Unfortunately, this doesn’t create any coherent archive of my images. Also, it means that the images are transitory, today’s image replaces yesterday’s shot. Another challenge is that since I post one image a day, I often have a great many images that may never be posted.

In my time of being an active commercial photographer I did not have nearly as much freedom to do creative work. Now, with retirement from commercial work I have been able to do the creative work that originally excited me photographically. I am very grateful to still be excited and able to do such work. So, I am now going to try to present the work in a different, deeper, way. I will be using my blog to display images that relate to each other as groups. Of course I will continue to post daily images in the same way I have been.

I am also trying a couple of things that will give people an opportunity to support this work. While I am fortunate to have enough money to continue to do this work, some things are pretty expensive. For instance 11×14 film is hard to get and costs about $300 for just 25 shots and a 120 roll of Ilford Delta 400 is close to $9. So, I am going to put in a link to Roberts Camera/Used Photo Pro that may get me a few dollars. I’ve bought a bunch of my used cameras from Used Photo Pro. They’ve been great! Roberts, basically the same place, is one of my go to suppliers for film. When I was living in Indianapolis their store was just a couple of blocks from my studio. So, I know them well enough to really recommend them. If you want to help me out, please use the link below to check out their stuff!

I will also be making prints available for purchase. Of course, I am flattered when anyone wants a print of any image I’ve made. And, it must be said, more so when they want to buy a print. If you have a United States mailing address the price will be $65 for a print approximately 11×14 inches. This price includes shipping. If you’d like to order more prints at the same time, they’ll be only $60 for each additional print. This includes shipping and handling. I’ll be putting instructions and a PayPal link with each group of images. These will be digital prints made with an 8-color ink set on paper which is rated for 100 year endurance with these inks. I may make some handmade prints available at a future time. I invite your questions and ideas about this project! Please e-mail me at I also would be interested to know what you think about  any of the images.








A few links


Introduction Page

Monument Valley

Taos Pueblo

Night Sky


Monastery Road



Ice and Snow



I did a large show when I was still in Indianapolis called Courting Chaos. The link will take you to the pages which describe the work and its evolution. These images are, well, chaotic and many of them are nudes. I hope you’ll find it interesting.

Links to my books, still available at Amazon!

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