Posts Tagged ‘spirit’

Quote of the Day

January 2, 2010

You see fleeting perfection of form merging with a significant substance, and you make a clicking noise only a hair’s breadth away. You have then judged something, reported something, ostensibly truthfully… And when you made a clicking noise you said something eloquently if you are skilled.

Burk Uzzle

(1938 –    )

American Photographer

Burk is the guy who took a bunch of Woodstock pics.

From Boing Boing:

“Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.”

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And here’s the story behind one well-known Woodstock photo:

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Quote of the Day

December 7, 2009

Human gesture and expression are the essence of photography. It’s not about lights or fast lenses and fast film. It’s the ability to capture a moment in time. To capture the spirit of someone in that magic box is wonderful. It’s what I fell in love with as a kid. 

John Shearer

American Photographer

Note: I’ve found sites for two different John Shearers – either may or may not belong to the Quote of the Day Photographer mentioned above. Both, however, appear to have singers and musicians as their subjects:

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@yourlibrary® Design Contest

October 6, 2009

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@yourlibrary®  is seeking an original design for its first ever

Tote Bag Contest. The winning design will illustrate the spirit

and importance of American libraries.

 

Entries are to be submitted via a Flickr group:

 

Deadline: October 16th, 2009 at 11:59 p.m.

 

Follow the link for full contest details:

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Quote of the Day

October 4, 2009

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My favorite places are

far from the road –

fragments of the primeval

world, which escaped

industrialization to remain

refuges of beauty, serenity,

spirit and renewal.

 

 

 

Chris Noble

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

July 14, 2009

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Once the amateur’s naive approach

and humble willingness to learn

fades away, the creative spirit of

good photography dies with it.

Every professional should remain

always in his heart an amateur. 

 

 

 

Alfred Eisenstaedt

(1898 -1995)

American Photographer