I moved house this year and I’ve not had my darkroom set up since March or so. I hope to remedy this in December* and I’ve been going through my stuff to figure out what to print. My office walls are plastered with laser-printed previews, and I’m going to put the best on Facebook. Like 2milesfromwhere to see them.
* It’s hard to be more specific—time moves slowly near Cefn Einion.
“Knowing what’s been done is an important fundamental cure for arrogance, in order to avoid believing oneself to be Cartier-Bresson for having photographed a man skipping over a puddle in the street.”
“It’s important to be in touch with the tradition of the medium you work in, and to just work and not always try to justify or explain yourself, and to not always take yourself too terribly seriously.”
“Miyazaki’s photographs represent just some of the things that Japanese Photography are for me; a quiet yet strong undercurrent of expression that does not present itself to the viewer too easily and besides sensitivity requires patience. At the same time there is an element of child-like honesty and innocence that make the images more than simple documents of localities; we are being offered access to someone else’s inner self as a companion or visitor, just close enough to share some personal time together and not too close to offend or invade the privacy of our host.”
“Like my photographs my being consists of endless fragments many of which I am oblivious of. Each photograph I produce reveals Roger Ballen’s mind through a camera. People fail to realize that a camera is fundamentally a tool of the mind; no different than a paint brush in the hand of a painter or a pen of a poet.”
“I don’t use a tripod and photograph from wherever I happen to be standing or sitting. To some extent I make ‘bad’ photos.”