Notes, Thoughts, and Observations
`One of the central paradoxes of photography is that this medium, believed to be a direct technical transcription of reality (from the “pencil of nature” to the “emanation of the referent”), also has a special (symbolic, metaphoric) relation to the invisible and to those things that can only be verified by belief’ - David Levi Strauss, ‘La Mirada, and the Evidence of Things Not Seen’ (2009).
'Είναι στη φύση του φωτός να σπάζει τα πράγματα' [It's in the nature of light to break things] (Katerina Iliopoulou)
Photography helps me converse not only with others but also with myself.
‘Assuming that beauty is the distribution of light in the fashion most congenial to one’s retina, a tear is the acknowledgment of the retina’s, as well as the tear’s, failure to retain beauty.’ - Joseph Brodsky, Watermark: An Essay on Venice, p. 109.
`What is focus - and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus?’ - Julia Margaret Cameron, cited by Pam Roberts, in her essay `Julia Margaret Cameron: A Triumph over Criticism, Graham Clarke’s The Portrait in Photography, pp. 47-70 .
According to Pam Roberts, when, in 1879, Julia Margaret Cameron died in Ceylon, the word `beautiful’ was allegedly the last word on her lips. - Pam Roberts, `Julia Margaret Cameron: A Triumph over Criticism, Graham Clarke’s The Portrait in Photography, pp. 47-70 .