Notes, Thoughts, and Observations
Photographs smuggled past the checkpoints of daily life.
The photograph is a parenthesis and a deviation.
Bathed in the golden evening sunlight sits a Japanese man, motionless. Like a portly middle-aged buddha. A picture of Oriental spirituality to my Western eyes, until his wife appears from behind a tree from where, with imposing lens, she had been photographing him against the glowing backdrop of York Minster, towering above the scene.
The power of photographs is centrifugal, drawing our eyes into those of others, seeing as they have seen and will see.
Literally, enlightened seeing
Framing isolates what is photographed so that we can see better and also isolates the viewer so that they can dream better.
The best pictures continue beyond their frame.
Photographs frame a vacuum of silence into which words are drawn.
Ideally, a photographer offers a silence into which the viewer enters.
Photography as a means of presenting the viewer with the opportunity of unframing the images presented.
The camera is a tool for unframing the world.