"When i first was initiated into photography, early 90’s let’s say, during the last legs of the darkoom, though nobody quite understood that yet, the talk [and i was brought up in a real west coast mystical tradition rather than an east coast street style] the talk was all about learning to really see and by extension, through one’s photographs, teaching other people how to see. you know, people don’t really see; a photographer is a seer. these days though the prevailing dogma is that the photographer is like a curator; a photographer shows people what’s worth seeing rather than learning to see for themselves."
"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
Andy Warhol (via theirmiddlechild)
contact prints on printing-out paper from vintage glass plate negatives of Solar Eclipse from the collection of The Lick Observatory
1893-1910, prints made 1977-1996
The purpose of poetry is to remind us
how difficult it is to remain just one person.
“There’s a moment for everyone when you fall into your own shadow and the fact is that it’s your shadow and you’re forced to live in it. And this is nothing to celebrate or not celebrate. It simply is.”
Untitled [Self-portrait II, Black Mountain], 1950
Quiet House - Black Mountain, 1949
Fire evening, 1929
37 x 36 cm