The first thing a photographer learned was that photography dealt with the actual; he had not only to accept this fact, but to treasure it: unless he did, photography would defeat him.
He learned that the world itself is an artist of incomparable inventiveness, and to recognize its best works and moments, to anticipate them, to clarify them and make them permanent, requires intelligence both acute and supply.
John Szarkowski: The Photographers Eye, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 2009.
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I have just spent an intriguing and enjoyable hour exploring your blog. Looking more closely than I have done. Your work is in one sense quite representational, but still conveys an almost abstract quality – I guess it’s about how you (the photographer) and us (looking at the work)’frame’ and interpret, in a way disrupting the view… I’m not familiar enough with the theory / vocabulary to express this clearly. I guess what maters is that these photographs made me think, made me question – and made me smile. Thank you for that.
September 10, 2010 at 11:01 am