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Vulgar Photography

Colour tends to corrupt photography and absolute colour corrupts absolutely . . . There are four simple words for the matter which must be whispered: colour photography is vulgar. – Walker Evans – 1969

Valence and Emotion.

Most negatively valenced emotions are not rooted in the present. – Anon

Boring Photo Technology

The technology and sophistication of the present-day camera seems to grow proportionally to the increasingly boring subject matter it records – Steve Pippin

Departure

Standing behind the camera, looking through the viewfinder, closing the shutter, is like momentarily departing the world -Naoya Hatakeyama  Photographer

Privileged Moments

Photographs may be more memorable than moving images, because they are a neat slice of time, not a flow. Television is a stream of underselected images, each of which cancels its predecessor. Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again.   – Sunsan Sontag – On Photography

Self

The fundamental aim of meditation is to deconstruct the self, not shore it up. – Anon

Landscape Photography

Landscape photographs should be simple things …but they never are… we are always adding- allegories, histories, memories, emotions and spiritual insights. – Hope Kingsley

Three Quotes on Suffering

We suffer more in imagination than in reality. – Seneca There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. – Shakespeare, Hamlet Distraction is the only thing that consoles us from miseries yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries. – Pascal

The View from the Train Window

The view from the train window is like a cross between the view from a window at home and the view from a car. It is like being at home in that you are not obliged to look out of the window as you are when driving or being driven. On a train you are not confronted with the view; it is an option. You can, if you prefer, spend the journey reading, looking up from time to time – […]

Seeing without a Camera

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. – Dorothea Lange

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