Well I am back from a great summer, and back for good. I hope you had, and are still having, a great one as well! Above are some snaps of the present state of our living room. I took down all of the frames and put up little proofs of my favourite images from my recent trip to Ireland. The last photo is of a collection of my absolute favourites, at least for now. It's great living with these images day in and day out. It very quickly makes it clear what is working and what is not.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I've been rereading Joyce's "A portrait of the artist as a young man" recently and have been thoroughly enjoying it. One paragraph at the end of chapter three seemed particularly applicable to my photography of the everyday:
"He sat by the fire in the kitchen, not daring to speak for happiness. Till that moment he had not known how beautiful and peaceful life could be. The green square of paper pinned round the lamp cast down a tender shade. On the dresser was a plate of sausages and white pudding and on the shelf there were eggs."
To me this expresses how the ordinary becomes beautiful when you are euphoric. Something I try to evoke in my photographs.