images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2014
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Updated September 8, 2014
Through photography I love: daughters, friends, the earth. Through photography I am outraged: at injustice, pomposity, violence, deceit, ignorance, greed. Through photography: I am perverse, critical, analytic, emotive, radiant, clumsy, elegant, adventurous, irreverent, romantic. Through photography: I am a person of the world, of the cosmos. And I am a recluse, an isolate, a monk.
For all this I am very grateful.
I praise my photographic lineage—ancestors who have taught me, contemporaries who cooperate with me, and successors who might benefit from what I've attempted to do. I thank the great mystery, god, the higher power, the ground of being, the still small voice inside, my dearly beloved and indispensable muses, and the pulse of the universe for allowing me—perhaps—to be aligned with this force, rather than opposed to it.
Photography is my main form of prayer—I pray outward to the beings, things, forces I photograph. I pray inward to my own center by sensing the light within. I pray to others by showing them my photos. I link with the light, both inward & outward. Photography fuses my many tendencies, it allows expression of my various urgencies.
May these images better balance the plethora of main media images we constantly experience: catastrophe, despair, ruination, death. May they help broaden the palette of art to include hope, faith, fun, exhilaration, antics, joy, friendship, worship, love. In the midst of a troubled time, may they affirm the life force.
—Skip Schiel, June 18, 2009
Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 8 :: The workshop of Alan Kaniarz
Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 6 :: Farmada Free Ride (part 2 of 2)
Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 6 :: Farmada Free Ride (part 1 of 2)
Free free Palestine (video)
Outrage Against Israeli Massacre in Gaza: Boston Protest :: Part 2 (of 2)
Outrage Against Israeli Massacre in Gaza: Boston Protest :: Part 1 (of 2)
Archive of photo sets—2012
Archive of photo sets—2010
Female in Palestine—part 1
Videos about Palestine-Israel
The Levant in the USA: photos from home
Don Berwick in Dorchester
"Nothing is Not Ready," Bread & Puppet Theater's summer circus
New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part two of two)
New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part one of two)
Twilight 6—summer neighborhood & Harvard Square
Mother's Day Walk for Peace, Boston-Dorchester MA, 2014
Castle Island, Kennedy Library & Harbor Point—Boston's Waterfront
NYC & the 9/11 Memorial
Boston Seaport (spring)
Twilight 5—early November neighborhood
Twilight 4—autumnal neighborhood
Twilight 3—my neighborhood in snow
Twilight 2—my bedroom & me
Twilight 1—my neighborhood
Bread & Puppet Theater—The Shatterer
Boston's Emerald Necklace—part 2, Arnold Arboretum
Boston's Emerald Necklace—part 1, Back Bay Fens & Charlesgate
Boston Seaport District
First Night Boston-2013
Slide show: "And you will be carried where you do not wish to go," a photographic witness & a summary (for the moment & as of 2005) of my photography
"And you will be carried where you do not wish to go," a photographic witness
As an Artist, How Do I Survive & Thrive?
Notes on My Quaker Connections in Palestine
The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 1
The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 2
Quakers in Palestine-Israel Timeline
Photo exercise sets: