Friday, February 27, 2009

[Erich Lessing Quote]

Erich Lessing was very prescient when he said: “…Pictures that are not being seen make no sense — like words that aren't read."

How true, how true…

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

[Susan Sontag, 1957]

“I hate to be so self-conscious…

I have diarrhoea of the mouth and constipation of the typewriter…

…I don’t care if it is lousy. The only way to learn how to write is to write. The excuse that what one is contemplating isn’t good enough - …”

[From Susan Sontag: Reborn. Early Diaries 1947 – 1964]

Saturday, February 21, 2009

[1974 ...or so it seems]

Don't count your chickens before they hatch...

...or in the (starker) Ukrainian version: Don't go to hell before your father does...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter has won... for now

Ukrainian folklore has it that last Sunday, “winter” fought with “spring” about who will dominate the next few weeks… looking out of the window, it seems that winter has won the battle… (for now at least)…

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

[Reborn 1948]

"Ideas disturb the levelness of life."

Susan Sontag, REBORN, 1948

Monday, February 9, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Julia Margaret Cameron

“I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.”

- Julia Margaret Cameron

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tatoo Girl

"I will never get tired to search for the person behind the portrait."

- Gisèle Freund

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photography and curiosity

“Photography […] offers the most complete satisfaction of our curiosity.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer