Dig into (and/or float along with) Bill Dane

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Bill Dane had the brilliant idea to send his hand-made postcards to John Szarkowski, who included them (dogears, postmark ink and all) in exhibits at MoMA in New York.

Fifteen years ago I acquired the little book “History of the Universe;” many people to whom I show it have no visible reaction, but it still slays me whenever I go through it. 

Nobody has clicked on the link on this page to Bill Dane’s site, so let’s all do it today.

Here’s a bit of text from “Bill Dane Photographs Outside Inside:”

 

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO DOWN THERE
WHAT ARE YOU DOWN FOR UP THERE
The politics of existence – chaos-order-
loss-grief-anger-anxiety-sadness-

sex-love-pleasure-hope-health-death-
histories-circumstances-perspectives
It’s about the timely encounter with pieces:
Brecht-Tebaldi-Chomsky-Van Gogh-Warhol-
Godard-Boll-King-Dylan-the Blues-Frank-
Arbus-Friedlander-Winogrand
-Evans-Atget 
It’s about Context
Framing
Light
Tension between forces-ingredients-opposers
It’s about JS’s ”The Photographers’s Eye” and
”Looking At Photographs”

Treasure hunting our ‘Mirrors and Windows’
Outside Inside
Focus
Intuition

Diffused vision
Walking and Looking and Finding ‘It’
Se
eing what ‘It’ looks like photographed
Editing
Me and the Image and You
It’s about Truckin’

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