Archive for July, 2011
“Talk to strangers, let them take you to places.” – Mark Alor Powell
Charles Flowers on Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook (2003)
“Follow the money” – Stephen McLaren
” As children playing, splashing feet in the water, thinking about something we see, listening to someone speak, watching someone work, we do not yet recognize that we are being informed. The water rushes on and we see something clearly and are able to bring it to fruition. Every now and then we become informed”. Barbara J. Delory
“There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen, Frederic Lezmi.
Two quite different views, one of a broken ladder taken in an old light house in Cape Breton, and the other a scene at a christening in Hove, UK.
“There are those who take photographs arranged beforehand and those who go out to discover the image and seize it. For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson 1999 The mind’s eye. Writings on photography and photographers. Aperture
This photograph was taken while waiting for the start of the run ‘Not Since Moses’ in the Minas Basin, NS
“Pick a spot, stay there for an hour and see what unfolds” – Polly Braden
A four-hour delay at Gatwick Airport…with my camera.
“To take photographs means to recognize-simultaneously and within a fraction of a second-both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson 1999 The mind’s eye. Writings on Photography and Photographers. Aperture