Articles by: Joe Dudeck

See the Beauty: Winter

See the Beauty: Winter

“Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.” ― Katherine May It’s February. The middle ground between the beginning and the ending of winter. It’s at this time when I become restless to move in one direction or another. Let the cold of winter stay and […]

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See the Beauty: Curiosity

See the Beauty: Curiosity

“Curiosity is our friend that teaches us how to become ourselves. And it’s a very gentle friend and a very forgiving friend, and a very constant one.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert     In our house, we often remind each other to be curious not judgmental — a line attributed to Walt […]

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See the Beauty: Stuck

See the Beauty: Stuck

“The only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk In 2004, I was working out at a gym and tore the trapezius, rhomboid, and latissimus dorsi […]

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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 - Colorado Springs - Portrait Photos - 7

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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