photography and writing
I have notebooks, binders, and folders full of pithy writing, varying in length from short quotations to pages of significance. Looking through one of those notebooks today, I realized exactly how much I had, and how wonderful these words on paper are. There are several quotes that seemingly apply to the wild times in which we are living. For instance, Winston Churchill said "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they have tried everything else." One must hope. Also, the words of Gloria Steinem rang true to me "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
Writing and photography are a perfect pair. Both provide a way of describing the world. I have threatened many times to begin a book on photography and my favorite quotations. Looking through the material I have, part of me said "You had better get started. There is amazing work to be matched, just like the proper dish and wine."
So I begin here with a stanza from one of my favorite poems, "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" written by Robert Frost.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep."
Narrowleaf cottonwood trees, northern New Mexico
shot using a Mamiya 1 3/4 by 2 1/4 camera, using Ilford 400 film, printed on Ilford fiber paper and scanned
May your walks in the woods be lovely!
until next Monday,
a passion for the [email protected]
Keywords: Blacks Crossing Photography, Daryl A. Black, New Mexico, Robert Frost, Stopping by woods on a snowy evening, Taos, cottonwood trees, nature, photography, quotations, trees, writing
This is great Daryl! I love walks in the woods that look like this.
It's such a pleasure to see this classic black and white image, Daryl. The luscious gray tones draw me deep into the wooded cathedral. To think I didn't know about your adventures in medium format photography. Love it! I must heed your admonition, "You better get started. There's amazing work to be matched, just like the proper dish and wine."
I love this image Dary!
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