by Ian on July 12, 2010

Welcome to ars photographica, my new photography-based blog.

There are a variety of reasons I wanted to start this new blog. First and foremost, I am interested in sharing some of the photography, art, and ideas that inspire me and my own photographic endeavours. For the past year I have been haphazardly blogging and following others on tumblr. However, this has been a sporadic and disorganized effort and I have never been happy with the poor SEO, and limited possibilities for customization of a tumblr-hosted tumblog.

Through this experience though, I have come to enjoy the process of sharing and discussing art that inspires me with others. I plan to share discussions about, and link to work by, various photographers whose work I have been following or whose images have inspired me. I am particularly interested in landscape photography, natural studies, infrared work, urban and industrial scenes, night photography, and minimalist work. I could give some well known examples here, but I am sure you’ll shortly see exactly what I mean.

At the same time, I have been long considering establishing a blog where I could post news and updates about my own photography. I hope to announce special print offers, discuss various book projects with which I’ve been involved, show new work and discuss old favourites, as well as post about updates to my online portfolio.

I hope to keep the site updated fairly regularly (more than weekly). However, I as well as an aspiring photographer, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in Egyptology and work and studies will sometime steal my time. Anyways, welcome and we’ll see what the future holds.

Ian Cox-Leigh

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