W. o’ W.: Frederick Sommer

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“Circulation of the blood is always circumnavigation of the world. We do not have it in our guts to misplace ourselves in such a way that we are uncomfortable where we go. This, from a photographer’s standpoint, is an important clue. I know now (and should have known earlier) that we are incapable of ever seeing anything new. Consequently, we would never photograph anything unless we have become attentive to it because we already have a part of it within ourselves. As we go around, whether we are painters or photographers, we are only paying attention to those things which already have occupied us, or, better still, are so much a part of us that we lean into the next situation finding that we are already there.”

“Twitchy;” Not Twitchy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/19/instagram-collective-act-self-delusion

Degas

http://arpeggia.tumblr.com/post/37758339933

Resolutions

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“Convenience has always won out over ultimate quality throughout the history of photography.”

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filmdig.htm

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http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/new-years-resolutions