Saturday, April 10, 2010

Daily Practice 100/365

Title: "Morning meditation 10/04/10"
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Although I acknowledge that the genesis of this image comes from reading Ruth Bernhard's biography and her emphasis on the quality of light, none the less it makes me think of Minor White's incredible book "Mirrors Messages Manifestations". White had some interesting ways of thinking about subjects and how one came to photograph them. What I find very compelling about his work, and this book in particular, is how good he was at sequencing images. He did a number of formal "Sequence" projects, but in addition he had a spectacular feel for juxtaposing images in the book that highlighted common traits, even though the subjects were often quite different. Any artist can learn a great deal about common threads that run through their work, and how to recognize and exploit them, by carefully considering the work in this book.

1 comment:

J. M. Golding said...

A wonderful moment of liquid light! I see the inspiration of Bernhard's work. Thanks for the tip about the Minor White book. And congratulations on 100!