Friday, June 6, 2008

the decisive moment

"Boys Running Into the Surf at Lake Tanganyika," c 1930. Martin Munkasci

Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) saw this photo of boys running into the surf in 1932. “I must say that it is that very photograph which was for me the spark that set fire to fireworks,” he recalled years later. “I couldn’t believe such a thing could be caught with the camera.”

"The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif."

"There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment."— Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Hyeres, France" (1932), from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s scrapbook.

He went on to say: "I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant."

Reminds me of what Ecclesiastes says, "God has set eternity in the hearts of men" (3:11). Like a photograph.

I wonder. Is every form of art is trying to fix eternity in an instant?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

seaweed head

what about this? It's My Cornish Hairdo (A Green-Slime Special), courtesy of my nieces and nephews (hairdresser's hand seen on right).

It looks like I'm laughing but I seem to remember it was a bit scary and claustrophobic so I might be screaming.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dramatic Lemur

I'm sorry, but is it even possible not to laugh when you watch this? even for the tenth time?

isn't he good?

where AM I?

back to my site?
back to twitter?

back to my super duper blog?
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