Len's blog articles on photography
Photography may be the easiest artistic medium, with the possibility that someone may accidentally create a masterpiece. This therefore makes it the hardest artistic medium. Chuck Close explains this further very eloquently...
Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film.
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
"Your an artist when you say you are. And you're a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected."
"... while photography is the easiest medium in which to be competent it is probably the hardest one...." - Chuck Close
I knew a man so old he was like an angel,
light so consumed him he glittered as frail as crystal;
And as he lay on his pillow in his white hair
He fixed his blue eyes on an object, and it was a chair.
nspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”
- Chuck Close
Wabi Sabi is a new term to me, but the concept seems as old as my first memories of beauty. I particularly love the notion that beauty is a moment.
“No matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being who believes in the same basic principles.”