Like you, this is just something I do. We didn't ask to be born, but here we are.

I recently took up photography and really don't know anything about it. However, I do know that the image, along with other art, is part of a universal language—I only understand English, but photos supersede this limitation. There is a real humanity about them.
They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Kurt Vonnegut said that, and I agree.

to be an island

Here's a quick and convenient way to view my "best" photos. And another.

I have no idea what I'm doing, really.
Advice and criticism is welcomed. It will make me better.

While I appreciate the compliment that is a group invite, I do not enjoy the images in my comments that often accompany the invitation. If you invite or award a photo of mine, please do so without including an image. It just seems tacky and invasive. Thanks.

I can also be found on my blog, Twitter, JPG, Facebook, and Add me!

Tamara Paetkau, a lovely person and talented artist, recently left Flickr. Please find her here.

Do not use any of my photos without permission. I might seem nice, but I can certainly go medieval if necessary.

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    Girl Between says:

    "Brian is my favorite photographer. With a perfect eye for nature he captures all the things I cherish in this life. His shots never cease to take my breath away, and I hope this flickr gig doesn't let up anytime soon. Thank you, B, for all of your gorgeous pictures."

    10th December, 2007

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    Tamara Paetkau says:

    "Summer grasses for dreaming, leaf details that make you appreciate the infinite wonder of the natural world around us, seeing the simple beauty in a white bowl...Brian has the ability to capture such a wide range of human experience in so many subjects. Conveying the humanity in a pair of clothespins is no small feat, but Brian's done it.
    I knew when ception started calling me T. (bit of an inside joke) that he was a great flickr friend find. Beyond being generous in commenting (which he is), every comment is genuine, and you feel he's really taken the time to look at your photo.
    A true flickr gem."

    1st January, 2007

Brian Hathcock
April 2005
Norwood, NC
Newport News, VA, USA
Robot Tech with Canon