Monday, October 8, 2012

Clarity

September Sky, 2012

My camera has served me as a tool for escape and container for memory.  Photography has never been a comfortable medium for articulating my thoughts.  I no longer mind.

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  1. I love reading this. I think of how I see your photographs and I think of how I take photographs. My camera is simply my automated eye focus. I don't express through it except to say where I pay attention. When I look at your images I think I see what you see; what you pay attention to. I like that. In a small way I can see, as well as read, your thoughts.

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    1. I feel similarly about your photographs and writing, Kate.

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  2. Both your thoughts and your photos are equally mysterious to me.

    xo Jane

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  3. the camera is possibly the vestibulum to the thoughts... i think we see, and then we think. It's a two step process. But in return our thoughts shape the way we see (and photograph). I think there is a (subconscious) circular link between the two.

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    1. Agreed, Amelia. It's a rather private process so many of us share.

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  4. With the magic way you articulate your thoughts with words, you should never (ever) worry about photo not being a medium for articulating your thoughts... You make photos with words. That is a true gift.

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  5. i like the world of simple beauty here.
    have a good week denise

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  6. Hooray, I hope that means there's lots of pictures in store for us!

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    1. There will be more, Liz. I'm not so sure about lots, but I'm smiling at your "Hooray" and your exclamation point. Thank you.

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  7. strangely enough... it's all there in image too. did you know?
    n♥

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  8. I'm wondering why you no longer mind? Is it a sense of letting go so that the photo can express its own meaning rather than yours? Or something else?

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    1. I no longer mind because I let most of what I felt necessary in graduate school go. I'm not looking for meaning in the photographs I make. Photography began as an escape for me and then became something else for a while. The photographs I take for this blog have always been for pleasure, but I wasn't sure I was comfortable with that fact. Now I'm comfortable.

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  9. It's funny Denise, I feel the same way about painting, it embraces my memories, it's a tool for escaping my fear of loss- and it's bloody uncomfortable all too often, but the fight with my discomfort can be deeply satisfying as well.
    Aren't we lucky to have all these tools to make art at out disposal?
    Clarity sparkles in your photo-by the way.
    ;-)

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  10. You should be comfortable, I think your pictures are really lovely. A great representation of your personality.

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    1. Thank you, Camila Faria. I am most comfortable when not pushing my photography into the realm of conceptual art. Following my intuition with my camera is more gratifying.

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  11. so poignant, denise! i think that's my journey with words. maybe that's just the journey of making art? the difficult that you no longer mind? love this.

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    1. Thanks, Katrina. It is interesting to watch our lives and our art evolve over time.

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