Musings on Photography

Stick Pictures

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on October 22, 2006

The other day, when I was happily engaged in taking a bunch of closeups using my spiffy new RRS CB-18 as a tripod arm, I was trying (unsuccessfully, it turns out) to turn a random clutter of vine maple branches into a compelling photograph, and the phrase ‘stick pictures’ popped into my mind.

It took me a while to figure out where the phrase came from, but I finally twigged to it this morning (pun intended, sorry). I first heard of stick pictures from Doug Plummer. So I sat down, and searched for ‘doug plummer stick pictures’, and came up with this link to Doug’s Stick Pictures Portfolio.

Wow. I’d heard about Doug’s stick pictures from Doug. I’d read about them on his blog. But I know that I’d never seen them, and when I sat down and went through the entire portfolio, I was stunned. I’m in awe. The portfolio is just fabulous. Go, and be amazed at Doug’s incredible ability to tease a sort of harmonic order out of apparent chaos.

Interesting point: go look at the photos. Then go back, and flip through, and pay attention to the span of time over which the photos were made. Extra wow.

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  1. Colin [auspiciousdragon.net] said, on October 23, 2006 at 5:50 am

    Another addict 🙂

  2. Doug Plummer said, on October 26, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this endorsement. I really appreciate it.

    Doug Plummer

  3. JH said, on October 10, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for pointing out Doug Plummer’s photos, they are exemplary.

  4. Close to Home « Musings on Photography said, on October 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    […] the result reminds me of Doug Plummer’s Stick Pictures. The difference is that I suspect that at some level Doug knows what he’s doing, and I also […]


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