Thursday, November 19, 2009

bits of St John

I was quite surprised to go back and look at some personal favourite images over the last couple of years, with the Dali 'St John' image fresh in my head. Hadn't looked at in probably 20 years, yet the same pieces seemed to run through many of the images I've printed out or kept on my desktop. Don't quite know what to read into this. I'm intrigued and maybe somewhat frustrated at the same time.

balmorhea  

sentinel

rhyolite

zion

7 comments:

Paul said...

As Spock would say: Fascinating! I've read your posts, but for the life of me, I just cannot pin myself down to a single influence of photograph. I'm sure that there were some, but darned if I can excavate enough to find them, but your excavation has unearthed something very interesting.

Patrick Dodds said...

I like the "sofa" photo and particularly the cross in the sky - thanks for showing us this, and also for the thought provoking posts about influences. I wish i had more courage and was able to take pictures of people but there you go, it isn't in my nature.

Gordon said...

Hi Patrick,

thanks for the comment. Photographing people really wasn't in my nature either. Took some work to get over the various fears and preconceptions. Worth it in the end.

Anita Jesse said...

Fascinating things you are uncovering. I know that eventually the fog will lift and you will have some insight into this. There just isn't any darn handy time table on that. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts as you move through this.

John Tucker said...
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John Tucker said...

Patrick,

Start with friends and family, people who are really easy to ask and photograph. Then move on to acquaintances, those folks you know less well. Finally, strangers, who will most of the time say "sure!", especially after you explain why you want to photograph them. I used to be like you, and now people are my favorite subjects.

Most of all, don't take it too seriously, and have fun!

John

Gordon said...

Thanks for the comment, John. I find it fascinating to hear that people are now your favorite subject. Congratulations!