Intuitive Master of Photography

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Bob Ryan is a specialist in analysis and the development of expert judgement. The Master Photographer builds upon his work in deep-learning and the activation of non-conscious  skills. I met him a few weeks back at the Frome Wessex Camera Club, where he is giving a talk. Somewhat coincidentally, Bob is the partner of fellow MA student, Alison Price. Bob has developed …

Beauty and Utility

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This follows on my comments on Harmony and ‘Environmental Aesthetics‘, as well as the post on ‘What is Good‘. Perhaps my overriding point in those posts is that Eastern traditions pay greater attention to the ethical concept of harmony, both socially and with nature, than Western traditions. Harmony is seen to be a ‘good thing’. This could be exhibited in …