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Any camera….

“Any camera is fine. It is only the means for taking a photo.” -Daido Moriyama

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Charles Harbutt, “I Don’t Take Pictures; Pictures Take Me”

One book, amongst others, that I keep close at hand is “Travelog”, by Charles Harbutt. I have no recollection of purchasing it, but I have owned my hardcover copy for over 35 years. It is one of many books that … Continue reading

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Street photography…..

Street photography is an aesthetic. Street photography is not a “pill”. Street photography is not a “pre-set”. Street photography is not something that can be taught. No one can teach you how to photograph a stranger on the street without … Continue reading

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“…Suddenly you’re alive.”

“Photography is a response that has to do with the momentary recognition of things. Suddenly you’re alive. A minute later there was nothing there. I just watched it evaporate. You look one moment and there’s everything, next moment it’s gone.” … Continue reading

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Photographs are not accidents.

I read an artist’s statement today that said, “My shooting style is so-called snapshot, so I can say all of my photographs were taken by a mere accident. They are the photographs of somewhere yet nowhere.” Photographs are not accidents. … Continue reading

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Dream

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe “Dream”, from the series “Ocular”

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I am not a voyeur.

Ok. On one hand I understand why the 35mm – 50mm focal lengths are so important to photography. They apparently allow one to see the world as the “eye” sees it. Therein, for me, lies the problem from the beginning. … Continue reading

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