“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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Art Beyond Gimmicks

“Any entertainment that aspires to art should not work with the audience like an advertisement. Trying to please the audience lowers the level of sophistication constantly…When you try always to please the audience, you have to produce more and more automatic gimmicks, more and more plastic…As artists, we have the responsibility of raising the mentality of the audience. People might have to reach out with a certain amount of strain, but it’s worth it.”

From Chogyam Trungpa, “Endless Richness,” in DHARMA ART

Seal and snow

 

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Street photography: week twenty

“Slow down, the next picture may be very quiet and close” – Bruno Quinquet

Blue nun

 

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INDIVISIBLE EXPERIENCE

“…perception is not meaningful self-confirmation, but the experience of things as they are. White is white, and black is black…You and the experience become almost indivisible when you experience something in that way. It’s that kind of direct communication without anything in between.”

Chogyam Trungpa, “Nobody’s World,” in: TRUE PERCEPTION: The Path of Dharma Art, page 105.

Black Horse

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Street photography: week nineteen

“Expose the banalities of the new urban landscape” George Georgiou

“…I am interested in…what the relationship is between a modern planned urban/suburban space and the individual. In other words, planned public space where people can feel comfortable or familiar with but allows people to move through this space without contact, we almost become invisible to each other.” George

Brighton city centre, England

Quebec city

Brighton sea front, England

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