Posts Tagged people
“Remember Robert Capa’s words: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”” – Andrew Glickman
Last week I completed a 5-day meditation retreat in the city of Halifax, NS. The title of the retreat was “Being Brave and Transforming Our World”
Meditation makes the world more vivid and after the course I found a lot of perceptions jumping out at me. After the retreat, I shot a photograph of a friend drinking wine in the rain on our deck at the back of the house. Without explaining further, the image encapsulated much what I learned at the retreat.
“Bend the rules and play tricks with the mind; make documents of moments that have never existed.” – Peter Funch
When these moments occur I find they are full of humour. I really enjoy finding them.
“If you’re not sure it’s a picture, shoot it anyway” – Carolyn Drake
These two images, from many others, were occasions when I saw something but was unsure whether to shoot it or not.
I think if one has reached the stage of trying to decide whether to click the shutter, then one has already thought too much about the image and should move on.
“Talk to strangers, let them take you to places.” – Mark Alor Powell
“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.
“Pick a spot, stay there for an hour and see what unfolds” – Polly Braden
A four-hour delay at Gatwick Airport…with my camera.
“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
“Slow down, the next picture may be very quiet and close” – Bruno Quinquet
“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