Posts Tagged ‘reality’

Dancing on Wheels — Diana Morgan-Hill

March 5, 2010

Dancing on Wheels, a current BBC production, is a dance competition like no other.

After viewing, visit Diana’s site for the inside scoop on this reality

show: #mce_temp_url#

Also, the BBC site for Dancing on Wheels has an interactive game

in which you become a judge of dance. Can you cut it as a judge???

Find out here: #mce_temp_url#


Quote of the Day

October 25, 2009



I see my photographs as

meditations, it is as simple 

as that. To be understood,

they must be experienced––

felt, seen, known. Consequently,

I often use the medium of the

landscape, for everyone, in some

small way, has some very personal

relation to the land––thus they are

ready (and willing) to come in


to look, if not into, at least at the landscapes I produce. I have

trapped them then!


For if l have made the concept of the photographs strong enough,

the viewer will begin to still himself for, indeed, I make Still

photographs — and with the coming stillness comes the

possibility of a deep meditational understanding and seeing.


And seeing leads to Vision. And my photographs are there

mainly as pointers, indications, of a vision of possibilities

where stillness and silence abound — and where Light is

understood to be a substantial reality.


My photographs are my greatest teachers. It is my hope

that they offer a moment of pleasure to my viewers —

and perhaps a tiny hit of (mutual?) understanding …

but, as always, I have no expectations.


Thomas Joshua Cooper

(1946-    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

October 21, 2009



Here, then, was a paradox of

picture taking that appeared 

from the start. Despite its 

promise of the ultimate

document, of a picture more

realistic than art could

achieve, the camera was also

an instrument of artifice

and posing, even fakery

and deceit. The invention

that enabled people to write

with the sun would blur the distinction between appearance and reality,

between the image and the event. 

Kiku Adatto

[Kiku Adatto is an author, scholar and commentator on American society and culture.] 

Quote of the Day

September 30, 2009





A photograph is what it appears to be. Already far from ‘reality’ because of its silence, lack of movement, two-dimensionality and isolation from everything outside the rectangle, it can create another reality, an emotion that did not exist in the ‘true’ situation. It’s the tension between these two realities that lends it strength.




Richard Kalvar

(1944 –     )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

July 21, 2009



The ultimate wisdom of the

photographic image is to say,

“There is the surface. Now

think – or rather feel, intuit –

what is beyond it, what the

reality must be like if it looks

that way.” Photographs,

which cannot themselves

explain anything, are

inexhaustible invitations to

deduction, speculation, and


fantasy… The very muteness of what is, hypothetically,

comprehensible in photographs is what constitutes

their attraction and provocativeness.


Susan Sontag

(1933 – 2004)

American author, playwright, art critic, film & theatre director


The following is a link where you can learn more about 

Susan Sontag: #mce_temp_url#

Quote of the Day

July 15, 2009



….I struggle with enormous

discrepancies: between

the reality of motherhood

and the image of it, between

my love for my home and

the need to travel, between

the varied and seductive paths

of the heart. The lessons of

impermanence, the occasional

despair and the muse, so


tenuously moored, all visit their needs upon me and I dig deeply

for the spiritual utilities that restore me: my love for the place,

for the one man left, for my children and friends and the great

green pulse of spring.


Sally Mann

(1951 –    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

July 12, 2009



One could think of a person who

seems to have two opposing and

contradictory sides to his

personality; but it turns out that

in the end the two sides are

complementary. The same happens

with an artist’s work: deep down,

what appear as contradictory sides 

are merely different registers, 

different aspects of the reality

that the artist inhabits…

Manuel Alvarez Bravo


Mexican Photographer and Artist

Quote of the Day

July 6, 2009



The material of the artist lies not

within himself nor in the

fabrications of his imagination,

but in the world around him.


The element which gives life to

the great Picassos and Cezannes,

to the paintings of Van Gogh,

is the relationship of the artist

to context, to the truth of the real



It is the way he sees this world and translates

it into art that determines whether the work

of art becomes a new and active force within

reality, to widen and transform man’s



The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found

anywhere far from where he lives or a few

feet away. It is always on his doorstep.



Paul Strand


American Photographer & Filmmaker

Quote of the Day

April 23, 2009



Photography’s potential as a great image-maker and communicator is really no different from the same potential in the best poetry where familiar, everyday words, placed within a special context, can soar above the intellect and touch subtle reality in a unique way. 



Paul Caponigro

(1932-    )

American Photographer