Articles by: Joe Dudeck

See the Beauty: Trees

See the Beauty: Trees

“Plants are attuned to one another’s strengths and weaknesses, elegantly giving and taking to attain exquisite balance. There is grace in complexity, in actions cohering, in sum totals.” ― Suzanne Simard Since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated by trees. I loved crawling through the limbs of a […]

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See the Beauty Series - 2022

Introducing the See the Beauty Series

My camera broke last May and ended up being the perfect metaphor for how 2021 went for me. It was a year of pausing, remaining still, and sitting in silence. It was a year of self-reflecting and doing the difficult inner work. But also a year of being kind and […]

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Hello Again — A Gift For My Old Friends

Hello again, my old friends! I launched this Joetography brand in 2009, after several people clamored (see: casually suggested) for me to sell my photographs online. And over the years, that small enterprise grew beyond artwork sales into a pretty steady moonlighting gig — granting me the unique privilege of […]

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To Our Rudy

To Our Rudy

He knew. By his serene state on my lap, he knew. Even before the doctor returned with his blood results, he knew. He knew his time on this earth would soon be done. He knew his love, care, and service to our family was coming to a close. He knew […]

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Jack Riffle Portrait Session | Carmel, Indiana

There are a handful of friends who could successfully ask me to leave Colorado Springs and head back to the midwest to capture their son’s most recent photos. And the Riffles are one such family. It was a lot of fun walking through the changing leaves of Carmel, Indiana to […]

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Evensong, Poems for Pilgrims

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I half-expected life to involve a gentle dawning, followed by smooth sailing, and topped off with a cozy fire pit and a soft pillow. I think I might have believed that life was all about making the right choices; and if you chose perfectly, as naturally […]

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