Saturday, April 2, 2011

...the moment is held until someone sees it...

Words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.
~william albert allard

i work from awkwardness. by that i mean i don't like to arrange things.
if i stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, i arrange myself.
~diane arbus  
As i have practiced it,
photography produces pleasure by simplicity
i see something special and show it to the camera.
 a picture is produced.
the moment is held until someone sees it.
then it is theirs.
 ~sam abell
quotes from photographers today.
i like what they are saying.
words and pictures.
together.
communicate.
i take pictures.
when i use them, here,
the thoughts come to me.
and it seems that my thoughts
and the picture go hand in hand.
i don't arrange a
shot.
i arrange myself to the shot.
thus a lot of belly time.
or squatting.
or bending over.
it's not about me...but what i see through
the lens.
simplicity.
the moment is held until
someone sees it.
i love, love, love.
photography.
see what others have seen.
light + objects = shadows.
what do you see today?
just BE.
robin.

21 comments:

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I too wonder what my neighbors think, as I crawl around my yard all hours of the day...it would be so sad to be in the dark all of the time, not opening up your eyes to the possibilities all 'round...we are blessed I guess...we see!

My lil' peeps must be happy in their new environment, they were scurrying around this morning making Scratchy bark...they're temporary set up is in the grooming room, far away from trouble(Scratchy).

In 20 years of raising chickens, I never lost a bird to predators, but I had a covered run...it was a great place to grow my birdhouse gourds on and it was high enough that the birds couldn't reach to peck as they hung down...however, we were up in the middle of the night once with loaded shotguns, as 4 coons invaded our duck pen...4 pelts on the wall and 10 ducks in the freezer, guess it was a win, win...'cept for the coon!

It's the way of it in the country, especially since man has encroached so deep into habitat.

See ya in the morrow for some java...be well lil' sis!

Hey Tilda, I don't have wool socks on today, but then again...I have to work...DRAT!!!

s

Ralph said...

I hadn't thought of barbed wire as artistic - that is, until the shadow appeared! The look of metal items so often accents their function alone. Yet, the changing light adds an artistry to the function, and looks soft and lovely...

lisa said...

I like what they are saying also Robin!
This is a great post, and such wonderful photographs to go with it!

I wish you a beautiful weekend.

frayedattheedge said...

Super shadow shots - I love rusty things (I know that's strange!)

Sylvia K said...

I always love the creativity of your captures, Robin! They're always original, different and fun! Do hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Miss Becky said...

It's always a toss up what impacts me more....your words or your images. but it doesn't matter. love them both. especially this - "I don't arrange a shot. I arrange myself to the shot."
it's always such a pleasure to sit with you Robin. I hope your weekend is lovely and peaceful.

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful collection of rusty beauty in light and shadow! All have a sensitive presence as if delivering some secret solace for the soul! A beautiful post!

EG Wow said...

I especially like the shadow of the barbed wire. For some unknown reason I am fascinated by barbed wire, especially if it's rusty and makes neat shadows. :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I too always love what you capture. These are all great, specially love the last one with the barbed wire.

Hey Harriet said...

Wonderful quotes accompanying your exquisite photos! I've also found myself in some awkward positions while taking photos. It's all part of the fun adventure of capturing that perfect little moment. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Robin :)

forgetmenot said...

The barbed wire shadow is great--so interesting. Yes, your writing is inspirational too. Mickie

Paula Scott said...

Oh, agreed 10 times over!! I approach it the same as you do! Weird positions to shoot from. On my belly a lot too. Ignoring the people navigating around me.
I call this love of the image and showing it a celebration of the mundane. Calling to attention the details in life that many ignore that abounds in beauty.

Paula Scott said...

P.S. I LOVE rusty things.

BLOGitse said...

I love, love this post!
Your shots and words as one...
Have a great week ahead!

Jo Williams Photography said...

Love love love the barbed wire pic.

mollygolver said...

I love your pictures and the words that go with them. They always seem to blend so well together

Patti said...

I agree with you as well. It is such fun to find things and photograph them in their natural state.

Love the barbed wire shadow.

As for positions, I can't squat (darned creaky knees) but I can bend over or sit down on the ground if someone is there to help me back up!

Wow ~ that made me sound like an old lady. tee hee

Enjoy your Sunday.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Simply lovely!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Robin...we so enjoy popping in to see your photos - they are always simple & beautiful, as they should be! Giggling at the snow picture above....it's just not quite ready to leave us yet, is it?!! OH what to do....enjoy it because it will someday be gone and another season will, hopefully, be here:)

Cassie said...

Oooo that rusty barbed wire sure makes a neat ShadowShot! Loved your post with the skunk pic too...Those fellows aren't usually out in day light hours. Great capture!!

Emakesart said...

I'm very late for SSS, but I am here now anyway! I LOVE these quotes! So wonderful along with your beautiful photos (WOW!!!) and words. I love coming here. So inspiring.

Thanks for your input on my shadow shots, your opinion means a lot : )

xoE