Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quote of the Week - Brassai

"Why did I write, in what was undoubtedly the most obscure of my letters, dated August 2, 1939, “It was obvious that, come what may, I had to free myself from photography”? Why did I still consider it merely a “springboard to my real self”? To understand this thinking, one shouldn't forget that photography was my livelihood, a means of support that sometimes involved assignments that I carried out with reluctance. It was mainly this “subservience” that I was attempting to escape."

- Brassai


Monday, January 9, 2012

Quotes of the Week - William Wegman

Total geek out video by William Wegman and Michael Smith on Blindspot. I'm glad it found a home and I think I understand Wegman a little more now:

"Rule Number 6: Be Creative.  Nobody likes a straight on shot - that's dull"

Runner Up:

Wegman: What were you thinking about in this one?

Smith: Man and nature.

Wegman: Hmm...

2nd Runner up:

Wegman: Now it's a big boot.

Smith: Will that give it more meaning?

Wegman: It'll give it more size.

The World of Photography from Blind Spot on Vimeo.

Photo LA this weekend - Opening Thurs.

It's that time of year again.  I'll be attending the opening reception  for Photo LA on Thurs. but there's a lot going on all weekend so get your tics to the programming now.  I'm excited to see what's in store this year.