Dave Higgins Photography

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After arriving in Texas recently for a visit, my sister (a master naturalist) took me to Stella Rowan Prairie. SRP is a rare, tiny remnant of the original grassland prairies that once covered the Great Plains – before much of them were wiped out by development and agriculture. It ironically resides in the middle of some of that development, between Fort Worth and Dallas. While the area just looks like boring grass from the distance, once you get closer you find there’s a wonderful array of diverse grasses and flowers – many of which are in bloom this time of year.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2017; all rights reserved.

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I continued to work on this project in 2016; this is a collection of some of my favorite images from the year. They were taken in upstate New York and Texas. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

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I am drawn to windows, doors, and other objects that define a boundary between what’s on one side of them and what’s on the other. We instinctively tend to respect such boundaries, finding distinctions between each of the two sides. For example, we break up structures into “interior” and “exterior” facets, each with their own distinct natures. By the same token, in our daily lives we tend to break up existence into the inner world of our psyche and what surrounds us “out there,” separate and apart from us.

However, these distinctions are products of our minds. In reality everything is interrelated, and how we see one side is inextricably related to and influenced by how we see the other. Sometimes we have the opportunity to perceive an aspect of this interconnectedness. My goal in this project is to discover and share these opportunities.

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All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2010-2017; all rights reserved.

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I took many photographs for this project in 2015; this is a collection of some of my favorites from the year. They were taken in upstate New York, Vermont and Texas. You can find more images from this series on the As We Are Now series page.

In 2015 I continued exploring the subject of modern cemetery folk art from a somewhat broader (and hopefully deeper) perspective. I’ve continued my attention on artifacts of human emotion – which could span a range from personal messages to loved ones to tokens bearing some unknown significance.

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It’s an exciting time, as I have photos in two shows that opened last weekend. On Friday the Albany Center Gallery’s Members’ Show opened, which included a photograph from Glen Rose, Texas that I created last month. Glen Rose is renowned for the use of petrified wood in masonry buildings from the 1920s and 30s. The petrified wood in this building has been found to be 112 million years old! The tire tracks and empty beer cans in the photo are of much more recent vintage. 🙂

Arches in the Arc of Time

Arches in the Arc of Time

On Saturday the Garrison Art Center opened its 7th PHOTOcentric Annual International Juried Photography Exhibition, which included my photograph “Fisherman’s Hut.” Coincidentally, this photo received an Honorable Mention in last year’s Albany Center Gallery Members’ Show.

Fisherman's Hut

Fisherman’s Hut

I’ve been doing a lot of work on a few different series this year – some of which will soon be presented here. It’s great to have a couple images make it into shows at year’s end!

All photographs are © Dave Higgins and “Dave Higgins Photography,” 2015; all rights reserved.

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