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Entry for May 21, 2017

Dad, daughter, coffee maker

What makes photography a strange invention – with unforeseeable consequences – is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

– John Berger (art critic)

Half-remembered dream

half-remembered-dream

The Dream is real.

Camera în care a murit un băiat III

Camera in care a murit un baiat

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Mother and child in a mirror II

mother, child, mirror„The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”
-HCB

The Carnival is over

Sofia_acadea_apr2013 09_resizeSo I make myself the measure of photographic “knowledge.” What does my body know of Photography?

I observed that a photograph can be the object of three practices (or of three emotions, or of three intentions): to do, to undergo, to look. The Operator is the Photographer. The Spectator is ourselves, all of us who glance through collections of photographs – in magazines and newspapers, in books, albums, archives…

And the person or thing photographed is the target, the referent, a kind of little simulacrum, any eidolon emitted by the object, which I should like to call the Spectrum of the Photograph, because this word retains, through its root, a relation to “spectacle” and adds to it that rather terrible thing which is there in every photograph: the return of the dead.

– Roland Barthes – Camera Lucida. Reflections on Photography

Nice to meet you

Nice to meet you - Interbelic cocktail bar BucharestNice to meet you. “Interbelic” cocktail bar, Bucharest