“Recently, photogrpahy has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing–which means that, like every mass art form, photography is not practiced by most people as an art. It is mainly a social rite, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.” — Susan Sontag in “On Photography” [I add personally, that if you accept this premise, it has been greatly magnified by cell phone photography since the book was written in 1973.]
“Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.” — Vincent van Gogh
“I’ve tended to use my imagination to confront reality, rather than escape it.” -— Michael Moorcock
— Hiro (Yasuhiro Wakabayashi) died this past August A protege of Richard Avedon, he was the only photographer on contract to Harper’s Bazaar. He was known for elegant use of bold colors, unusual lighting and perspectives, and surprising juxtaposition of elements.
— Beginner’s guide to street photography etiquette
When I updated PHP for WordPress, I apparently lost access to the the gallery software used for my website (as opposed to my blog). However, I have just added a new project to Adobe’s “MyPortfolio” which comes free with Adobe’s photography package. So this week, instead of including a couple of images, I refer you to my “MyPortfolio” website, in particular the page for “Senescence” that I just posted.