Amy Arbus assigned the theme “timeless” this week. While I have a lot of ideas, many are difficult to set up in a week. But I think this approaches the task.
and this next picture I did not take but truly fits last week’s theme of timely.
It seems like weeks since we have had snow in the northeast. The weather folks are predicting that somewhere between 1 inch and 12 inches will fall from Sunday into Monday (way to cover yourselves, guys…)
Since you may have forgotten what a snow storm looks like I thought I might remind you.
Since I know that no one can read everything in a day I thought I would remind you that Andra Watkin’s novel
was released today
You can read more about it at Andra’s place (Andra Watkins)
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo Da Vinci
“Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?”
Ailsa and The Weekly Photo Challenge folk sometimes run along very parallel tracks. This week Ailsa picked the theme of ‘ancient’ and the Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘abandoned’. Kinda the way I’m feeling tonight…
The first choice fits ancient a bit more than abandoned but both fit. This is the old Roman Cistern in Istanbul.
Of this next photograph, nothing exists any more except the mindsets of the glorious leaders who produce it. The Berlin Wall
Before I close with other folk’s variations on these themes a SHOUTOUT to my friend, Andra Watkins, The Accidental Cootchie Mama, who begins her 444 mile walk of The Natchez Trace (which is also ancient if not abandoned) tomorrow morning in support of her new book
I may be breaking the embargo on publicizing this by four or so hours but I don’t care. It is a hell of a book which you should read immediately and a hell of an adventure she is about to embark upon.
Other views of these subjects:
Knowing that we all drown in spam, I usually do not share what comes over the transom but this one was too good.
“What’s up everybody, here every one is sharing these kinds of experience, thus it’s fastidious to read this blog, and I used to go to see this webpage everyday.”
I went up to Boston this weekend and we (my parents and I) went to Boston College to see a photo exhibit called: “Paris Night & Day: Photography Between The Wars”. It is an excellent small exhibit. This time around I was particularly struck by the work of Ilse Bing; André Kertész; and Brassaï. I am familiar with all their work but it is always instructive to see different work contextualized in a group show. Some of the other photographers included Atget; Baldus; Blanc and Demilly; Lartigue; Maar and many others. Of course Cartier-Bresson was in there as well.
The very humorous guard apologized when he told me I could not take photographs of the exhibit. I assured him that except under very special circumstances, I find taking pictures of pictures is redundant. We have books and the internet for a reason. He also warned us that the “night” section was a bit risqué, (BC is a Jesuit College after all), although he acknowledged that if we had cable it might not seem so daring.
As we were leaving, my father pointed out that the sun was helping the college represent itself very well.
Our assignment in Amy Arbus‘ class this week was to shoot someone being “timely”. I don’t think I did that well with the assignment but I did enjoy playing with what I managed to take. This is Abigail shaving lines into her friends eyebrows. Not a style when i was in high school but apparently it is now.
“One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.”
We were playing with basic lighting setups in the studio last week and I realized that I had examples of three different setups. Since three is the Weekly Photo Challenge (which means I should do it three times) this is attempt #2. Attempt # 1 is right here. Attempt number three is still to come.
First Rembrandt lighting so-called because it supposedly duplicates a lighting situation Rembrandt used in his portraits very frequently. Look for a triangle of light under the eye that is opposite the main light.
The second is called “reverse beauty” or “monster’ lighting. I will let you guess why.
The third is glamour or beauty or butterfly lighting. It is called this because of the little butterfly (use your imagination) that appears under the nose. Women’s fashion uses it all the time. It is not supposed to be used on women over thirty (or s0) or men. I do not know who makes up these rules because I think this young lady looks fabulous.
“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
Other views of three below: