“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Night walk

Insomnia, boredom, loaded battery, unusual warm weather and the certainty of being totally alone during a stupid pandemic: that can only end in a night walk shooting stuff.



I love heat. I'm never more happy than when temperature is 100. I love the sun, the sensation of heat on my skin. Maybe I should live permanently is a place like Death Valley. It's pretty boring from a photographer point of view, but at least climate is…


Lost in a white old forest

Sometimes, a forest is just a forest. Sometimes, it is much more. Or something completely different. With climate change, snow where I am right now became pretty rare. As soon as I saw the first snowflakes falling from the sky, I got ready for some cold


Lost in a cursed old forest

My old forest is not only golden. It is also cursed. New emotions and feelings just a couple feet away from the golden spots. Same place, different visions. Unlike technical talk, words don't come easy to me when I want to share…


Lost in a golden old forest

I am less and less interested in reality. My photos are less and less meant to depict that reality. I want, I need, my photos to depict what I see, what I feel, and that is not what is commonly accepted as reality. This old golden forest may not be old…


An aimless walk a sunday morning in a dead city

Goethe said "The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone". I walked alone, in the hope of finding, if not beauty, something that would catch my eye.


The Boat on the lake

One of the worst example of uninspired photography: the boat on the lake. One way to make it more uninspired is shooting the sunset or sunrise. What in the hell can make this kind of photo, that everybody already saw millions times, quite different? The…


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