What am I looking for in photography? Images that penetrate the eye, engage the mind, and pierce the heart. Mark L. Power
Wikipedia: simulacra, from the Latin simulacrum which means “likeness, similarity”… by the late 19th century, simulacra had been regarded as an image without the substance or qualities of the original…
All we want from art: reality, mysteriously deepened. David Shields
Photographs often promise to tell stories, but they seldom deliver. They show far more detail than we could ever remember had we not brought a camera to a scene…and we meet them with the inclination, deeply entrenched, to try to work the world’s details into a sequential, causal order. …the material of narration is mostly beyond them. …the poetic ambiguity born in the imbalance between photography’s overabundant detail and its poverty in everything else is the medium’s true gift to the modern arts. Leo Rubinfiene
But what had taken place had alrady receded into a remote corner of his memory. It was nothing but an old Polaroid snapshot; no negative, photographer unknown, camera thrown away. Jerzy Kosinski, Blind Date
When I look at my old pictures…. I think: What I can see is what I am not. Aleksandar Hemon
He looks into a camera lens the same way he looks into a mirror as if he were an actor portraying a corpse. Russell Banks, Continental Drift
Old posts from my former blog, the Salt Mine, can be found in the archive section, from 2008-10.