Hmm…

This particular moment started when a new acquaintance emailed her interest in hearing about my travels. My response:

I’m much more articulate with a camera than with words if only because that response comes from a deeper place.

The words just came out of my fingers onto the keyboard (I have a desktop) and appeared on the screen. I added links to this blog and to one of my books on Blurb and hit send. The idea that I do better with pictures than words, however, remained. Words for me often get complicated and twisted by the brain that formulates them and the purpose–there’s always a purpose–that motivates them. In my case that usually means seeking either  the validation of being agreed with or a victory possible thru clever argument. (If you need documentation for this, look at the shit I post on Facebook.) My snaps though are no more than,

“Hey! Look at this!”

spontaneous rather than deliberate and not meant to illustrate an idea, attitude or belief.  Thanks to my first photography instructor, Harold Feinstein (https://goldberg.wordpress.com/2017/11/27/harold-and-me-but-really-harold/) I now have a history of frequently making snaps without necessarily looking thru the camera. The post-processing (what we used to call “darkroom work”) I do is to close the gap between what I saw and what the camera recorded. Harold ultimately taught self-trust, not trust in my conscious ability but rather in something –I say this fully willing to be misunderstood–spiritual. Thanks Harold! That being said,

Hey! Look at these!

 

RSG w/ Shadow

 

Rubinstein Atrium

 

                                                          Amsterdam Houses delivery

 

Snow on the Guggenheim

 

W 76 in the rain

 

W 76 in the rain

 

W 14 in the rain

 

Waverly Place

 

 

 

 

Published in: on February 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm  Comments (11)  

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  1. I really like your “look at this!” photos. They are real….and interesting.

    John

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  2. BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY! congratulations!

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  3. From Paul:

    As always, thank you so much. I especially liked “Michelangelo
    Exhibit at the Met”

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  4. From Marge:

    I enjoyed this. Thanks, Richard.

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  5. From Micki:

    Thanks for the pics and words.

    See ya soon.

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  6. I like snow on the Guggenheim and the two 76th Street in the rain shots.
    And I like your explanation about being more articulate with pictures (photos) than words. The camera is so much more instinctive, direct—almost child-like—not befuddled with the brambles and twists of intellect and/or neuroses.

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  7. I like snow on the Guggenheim and the two 76th Street in the rain shots.

    And I like your explanation about being more articulate with pictures (photos) than words. The camera is so much more instinctive, direct—almost child-like—not befuddled with the brambles and twists of intellect and/or neuroses.

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  8. From Gabriele K

    Richard, the photos in the rain are my absolute all time favorite! They are do amazing. And FYI I totally disagree that you are not good with words. You write so beautifully and eloquently – at least to me you do. 🙂

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    • And so I blush. Thank you.

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  9. From Tobi Z

    Gorgeous photos !!!

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  10. From Calwain:

    Thanks. Peace & Blessings!

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