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I'm excited to announce the release of my new eBook featuring 50 dramatic black and white photographs from my recent epic trip to Alaska. More details can be found here: http://www.stevendempseyphotography.com/store.html
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A Brush with the Past - Stories from Small Towns
Resting Place For most of my life, things were fairly normal. I had a few friends and a goldfish. I shared a log cabin with an old guy who used to work on a gold dredge. He didn't like to talk about the "good old days" because he said there was nothing good...
Resting Place For most of my life, things were fairly normal. I had a few friends and a goldfish. I shared a log cabin with an old guy who used to work on a gold dredge. He didn't like to talk about the "good old days" because he said there was nothing good about them.
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Time Traveling - Finding Ghosts in a Gold Mine
Gatekeeper At 5:30 a.m. I was leaving the town of Wasilla in Alaska, sipping coffee and driving towards Independence Mine State Park at the top of Hatcher Pass. During my research the previous evening, I learned that this old gold mine is haunted. There hav...
Gatekeeper At 5:30 a.m. I was leaving the town of Wasilla in Alaska, sipping coffee and driving towards Independence Mine State Park at the top of Hatcher Pass. During my research the previous evening, I learned that this old gold mine is haunted. There have been several accounts of ghost ...
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Home on the Ranch
We're making it a winter tradition to visit Linda's parents at their ranch house in Texas. It's a kind of base for us to gather with our kids and extended family and a chance to come off the road to recharge. Live Oak Ranch, as it's known, is located fiftee...
We're making it a winter tradition to visit Linda's parents at their ranch house in Texas. It's a kind of base for us to gather with our kids and extended family and a chance to come off the road to recharge. Live Oak Ranch, as it's known, is located fifteen miles outside the little town of ...
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Life - The Truth is Out There
Traveling around a huge country like the United States teaches many lessons, but it mostly highlights my own ignorance. What I mean is that I have my own preconceived notion of what a place will be like before I arrive but the actual experience of being the...
Traveling around a huge country like the United States teaches many lessons, but it mostly highlights my own ignorance. What I mean is that I have my own preconceived notion of what a place will be like before I arrive but the actual experience of being there and learning about the area is ...
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Through a Pinhole - Experiments in Digital Photography
I'm always experimenting with lenses, old and new, in my attempt to capture a presence or soul in my work. Most recently, I've even attached an old bellows camera from the early 1900s to my camera.When I look back on these photographs, each has their own pe...
I'm always experimenting with lenses, old and new, in my attempt to capture a presence or soul in my work. Most recently, I've even attached an old bellows camera from the early 1900s to my camera.When I look back on these photographs, each has their own personality.
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New blog post is up on my photography website about the almost impossible task of selling photography eBooks: http://www.stevendempseyphotography.com/blog/ebook_conundrum.html
Travel photographer living and traveling on the road in the United States. Landscape, portraiture, color, black and white and pinhole.
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Moving my Blog...
In an attempt to consolidate everything photography-related, I am now hosting my own blog. I will no longer be updating this one here at Blogger but it will remain here in its current form. I hope you'll join me and follow my writing at its new location. Go...
In an attempt to consolidate everything photography-related, I am now hosting my own blog. I will no longer be updating this one here at Blogger but it will remain here in its current form. I hope you'll join me and follow my writing at its new location. Go here for my current blog.
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Melancholia: Fragments of a life - past and present
Life Preserve I've lost track of how long I've been here. Months? Maybe even years. I was expecting others to arrive by now but nothing has broken the monotony of my loneliness. The radio went out a few weeks ago. I think the batteries are dead. The nights ...
I've lost track of how long I've been here. Months? Maybe even years. I was expecting others to arrive by now but nothing has broken the monotony of my loneliness. The radio went out a few weeks ago. I think the batteries are dead. The nights are so long here in winter. The daylight is fleeting.
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Stills from a Dream - Imagined Worlds in Pinhole Photography
I have only recently discovered pinhole photography but it has unleashed a whole new creative world in which to frolic. For now, at least, I have placed my vintage glass on the shelf and opted for a lensless alternative. Chitina Emporium Ghost of Keystone M...
I have only recently discovered pinhole photography but it has unleashed a whole new creative world in which to frolic. For now, at least, I have placed my vintage glass on the shelf and opted for a lensless alternative. Chitina Emporium Ghost of Keystone Mine ...
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A Life on the Road
I've never before experienced such sustained contentment. Call it happiness but it's not as fleeting as that. When we traded our traditional sticks and bricks existence for one of reduced living space on the road, my wife and I weren't sure what to expect. ...
When we traded our traditional sticks and bricks existence for one of reduced living space on the road, my wife and I weren't sure what to expect. Our fantasies had us gallivanting around the United States as free as two birds. This huge country could never be fully explored in one lifetime so ...
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Soul Searching - The Lost Art of Imperfection
These days, I don't seek out or need the newest, shiniest, sharpest and highest resolution photographic equipment money can buy. In fact, I'm consumed in my quest for the complete opposite - a kind of illusive, soulful quality that I've only experienced sho...
These days, I don't seek out or need the newest, shiniest, sharpest and highest resolution photographic equipment money can buy. In fact, I'm consumed in my quest for the complete opposite - a kind of illusive, soulful quality that I've only experienced shooting with vintage lenses.
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Capturing emotion and mood has been an obsession of mine and over the years I have found ways to express it through music, painting and filmmaking. But all of this only served to gently guide me towards my real passion in life: photography. The ability to bring the chaos of one moment to a screeching halt in a silent and contemplative image is simply irresistible. I consider photography to be a gift of the highest order.

In my work, I use layers of texture to create a new dimension of atmosphere and emotion and my biggest thrill is the moment my pictures take on a life of their own.

I love to be out before the sun peaks over the horizon. You will most likely find me chasing the light over the vastness of the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington, one my favorite shooting spots.

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