What is Vision?

Years ago when I was challenged to find my own Vision, I immediately faced a dilemma: I really didn’t know what Vision was. Sure, had a vague idea but I could not define, identify or even understand it.   I had this notion that it was some sort of creative ability that you were either… continue reading

Four Exhibition/Speaking Events

6/1/2018 from 5-7 pm – First Friday at the Bas Bleu Theater. I will be exhibiting some of my large images for First Friday. If you miss this event, I am also here again on 7/6/2018 (see below). Location: Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 6/8/2018 at 6:30 pm – Focus… continue reading

Photographic Celibacy: My Thoughts Ten Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since I first started practicing Photographic Celibacy. It’s hard to believe because I never thought that I would do this for so long. I figured that it would last for 3-4 years and then be done with it. So what is Photographic Celibacy, why did I… continue reading

Creating “Honest Work”

In the many conversations I have with myself, I frequently refer to the concept of creating “honest work.” So what does “honest work” mean to me? • It is work that I have created from my Vision • It is work in which the idea originated from within. • It is work that was created… continue reading

Questioning Social Media? Read This!

Why I haven’t Been Taking Photos or Present Online Cole

Lone Man No. 59 – The Story Behind the Image

  This is my most recent “Lone Man” image, Number 59. It was created on the Faroe Islands and is significant to me because it is my daughter-in-law Erica who is the lone man! Just off to the right and out of sight is my son Cody with their daughter Margot in a backpack. (It… continue reading

Faroe Islands No. 96

Newsletter 100 – My Trip to the Faroe Islands and a New Portfolio

Faroe Islands No. 96 My latest newsletter is out with stories and images from the Faroe Islands. If you’re subscribed, you probably already have it in your inbox. If not, you can subscribe here: http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/newsletter/ Cole

Video Demonstration: Processing a Faroe Island Image

I’ve been home from the Faroe Island for several months now and I am still working on my new images. I was there for a month and took 1600 images. So far, on my first pass through the images, I have about 80 keepers. Once I go through those a second time, I expect to… continue reading

LensWork – The World’s Finest Photography Publication

Are you familiar with LensWork? I suspect that most of you are, but if you are not… I consider LensWork to be the world’s finest photography publication. Why? Because of the quality of the artists they publish and because of the quality of the printing, it is spectacular! The quality is better than most of… continue reading

Moab Photo Symposium – May 3-6, 2018

I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the 2018 Moab Photo Symposium. I am one of eight photographers who will be presenting and conducting workshops. This event will take place on May 3-6, 2018 in Moab.  If you’ve not been to Moab before, that alone should motivate you to attend. But… continue reading