Archive for July, 2011

Street photography: week twenty-five

“Talk to strangers, let them take you to places.” – Mark Alor Powell

Waiting for the elephants

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Hands

Charles Flowers on Elliott Erwitt’s Handbook (2003)

“Always include hands, because they are more expressive than the face”

"...as much as 60 percent of all human communication anywhere in the world is non-verbal, being accomplished principally with the hands"

"...we want to touch and be touched, or we wither away and die"

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Street photography: week twenty-four

“Follow the money” – Stephen McLaren

Seller, buyer, tree

Berries

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“Highland Mosaic”

” 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

Stunted trees

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Street photography: week twenty-three

“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.

Broken ladder

In the church

 

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The mind’s eye pt.2

“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

In the moment

This photograph was taken while waiting for the start of the run ‘Not Since Moses’ in the Minas Basin, NS

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Street photography: week twenty-two

“Pick a spot, stay there for an hour and see what unfolds” – Polly Braden

A four-hour delay at Gatwick Airport…with my camera.

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The mind’s eye

“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

Take a break

 

 

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Street photography: week twenty-one

“Be aware of the way the camera compresses a three dimensional world into a two dimensional plane and use that to your advantage” – Nick Turpin

Passers-by

Stairs

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