Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Photograph is a Secret....

"A Photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know" - Diane Arbus (American Photographer)

Diane Arbus
Identical Twins  - NJ 1967

Diane Arbus
Masked Woman in a Wheel Chair PA 1970

Ansel Adams
Leaf 1948

Ansel Adams
Branches in Snow 1932

Jacques Henri Lartigue
Rouzat, Dé Dé 1911

Bill Henson
Paris Opera Project 1990-91
Bill Henson
Paris Opera Project 1990-91

Tim Walker
Eglingham Children and Swan on Beach 2002

Tim Walker
The Dress Lamp Tree 2002

Sebastiäo Selgado
Church Gate Stations, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India 1995

Sebastiäo Salgado
Dinka Cattle Camp of Amtak, Southern Sudan 2006

Juxtapositions aside
with views to reveal
or hide
perspectives of pride
with images to steal 
or buy
victims so blind
with words you feel 
or cry
nothing understands you like the lens
when nobody can see you across the sky
or below the sea

Cheese, freeze, 1, 2, 3 Go!
Hold, a little to the left, look up, smile!

Focal length aside
with close ups 
or wide
angles of light and 
depths of field
shallow and deep
delete or keep

A thousand words will never be enough
just click

Images captured by...

A handful of my all time favourite photographers. Please take the time to look at their individual links and be inspired by the visions of artists who have dedicated their lives to "perspectives less taken"

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