Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Endless Slumber

"I've dreamed a lot. I'm tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake."

Photograph by Lee Greenfeld © 2017
Words by Fernando Pessoa from The Book Of Disquiet, 1920s

Friday, December 8, 2017

Writing The Light

"Windows, posters, signs, and writings on walls fascinate me."

John Naar
Rest In Peace

"From my first visits to the National Gallery in London and the Louvre in Paris, I recall Vermeer, Turner, Seurat and other painters but no photographers. However, on my sixteenth birthday in 1936 at the Sylvia Beach Shakespeare And Company bookshop in Paris I saw Paris De Nuit, a book of photographs by Brassai. It portrayed the denizens of the Parisian bars, brothels, and streets close to where I was living. And it made me want to become a photographer."

Photograph by John Naar, from The Faith Of Graffiti (1974)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Comradeship Is Essential

“For me, to remember friendship is to recall those conversations that it seemed a sin to break off: the ones that made the sacrifice of the following day a trivial one.”