I have removed the two posts noted above reluctantly. Here is my response:
The posting of these two blogs has caused great distress among many people. I have been called entitled, arrogant, insensitive, dishonorable, and mean-spirited, along with being told that I’m a very difficult person, and I am not a writer. Perhaps all of this is true. In these postings I never once implied that I was an easy person to live with. I have always been wracked with terrible anxieties, hypochondria, and a very critical nature. My sister once told me that I come across as very sensitive in the blogs, which is not perhaps the case in real life. I am no angel. That is for sure. I am definitely a fallen person. I could only hope that I have some redeeming qualities, and that I am not all bad.
Now to the postings. It was never my intent to invade the privacy of my ex-wife. It all seems like such ancient history to me as it occurred over twenty-five years ago, but obviously as I should be aware, emotions do not seem to have the same timeline as history. The reason I posted these two blogs in the beginning was not to hurt anybody, but to explain the often asked question of how my work has changed so much over the years. I went from one style of photography to another in a relatively short time, and the questions has often been. How did this occur? What prompted this?
It was as always, the pictures that drive these posts. I was trying to explain the terrible trauma that occurred in my life that was so profound, and so deep that its affects caused a drastic break in my pictures. It is my belief that if these events had not occurred my pictures would not have changed, at least to the extent that they did, and I owe a lot of this to my wife Leslie for the last twenty-five years.
Again I am sorry to have offended people but quite honestly I am also very disappointed in some of my friends, and associates. They should know me better. These are only my impressions of the events that happened, and how they affected me. My ex-wife I am sure has a completely different interpretation. That is the way of the world. Two sides to every event.
I seem to be done in for awhile by this whole affair, and I think I need to take a small respite from writing. I will start again in September. Thank you for your support.