Prescott: Hohm Press, 2005. First edition. 201 pages. Item #10081
New cloth bound in dust jacket.
Nicholas Hlobeczy was a student of Minor White's for 15 years and continues his work in the direction initiated by White. Nicholas credits Minor and others, including Gurdjieff, for providing direction, insights and inspiration in his search for being through photography.
A Presence behind the Lens is about seeing, about light, about a psychological perspective, self-knowledge, and the everyday struggles of the artist. It approaches creativity and its role in human life at the tangent point between one's craft and one's inner life. Hlobeczy has managed to connect this idea with very real personal experiences from his own life, and has made practical suggestions to others who might wish to do the same, without this becoming a "How to book."