Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quote for the Day

   I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was.
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
Wynn Bullock

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quote for the Day

Your mind is like a live camera that is constantly taking pictures of every single moment that comes onto you... 
So be a good photographer! 
David Acuna

Ranchers at Horse Auction, Kerrville, Texas, 1983
Original shot on Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Honey Locust Tree

Honey Badger is the only being that's going to climb the Honey Locust tree.

Quote for the Day

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. 
A picture is produced. 
The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Sam Abell

Friday, December 16, 2011

Quote for the Day

To me, photography is an art of observation. 
It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... 
I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Elliott Erwitt

It's all in the light....and the rocks.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Quote for the Day

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings are worth expressing. 
To me, that makes photography more exciting.
Harry Callahan


Friday, December 9, 2011

Quote for the Day

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. 
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.

Arnold Newman

Another Shameless Promotion for a Fellow Artist

Howdy Peeps!

Just wanted to let everyone know that you can now head over to my website and see a music video I directed for Fort Worth's own blues legend Larry Lampkin. The song is called "Losing My Soul" from his new album, When I Get Home. 

Larry is an amazing blues musician and someone I am proud to call my friend. We have known each other for almost 15 years now and have been talking about doing this video for about the same amount of time. 

So head over to my site and check it out! Please feel free to post it and share with it your friends on Facebook or Twitter. You can buy Larry's amazing new album on itunes or on his website,

The links are below, turn the sound up and watch Larry bring it.


or vimeo:

Erik Clapp

linked in

Thursday, December 8, 2011

There is only you and your camera. 
The limitations in your photography are in yourself, 
for what we see is what we are.
Ernst Haas

Addison Airport, 1978

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Come by for a visit-We will be there!

Ft. Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Genty St. (at Lancaster)
Ft. Worth  76109
Across the street from The Amon Carter Museum

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quote for the Day

Like every other means of expression, photography, if it is to be utterly honest and direct, should be related to the life of the times – the pulse of today. 
Berenice Abbot, 1951
Austin, Texas
November 25, 2011

Same view, different day.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Quote for the Day

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. 
Art is knowing which ones to keep. 
Scott Adams 
Garage Band 
November 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quote for the Day

I take photographs to see what something looks like as a photograph.
Garry Winogrand

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quote for the Day

~I carried her folding chair to her car, said goodbye, went back to my room, closed the curtains and tested the Panasonic camera in the gloom.  Ten megapixels and five times optical zoom, intelligent auto focus, which controlled almost everything when an idiot only had one chance to take a picture.~
from Trackers by Deon Meyer 

An Evening of Christmas Lights in Ft. Worth

TCU Class Mondays - The TCU Iguana