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    Interesting speech involving photography

    This speaker has some important and beautiful thoughts to share, and it involves photography.

    http://www.upworthy.com/this-is-why-...pants-2?c=ufb1

    Enjoy!
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

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    Thanks Thomas! Enjoyed it immensely.
    "Photography, like surfing, is an infinite process, a constantly evolving exploration of life."
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    Great video, thanks!

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    I found it quite boring.... sorry Thomas I must not have a sensitive side to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    I found it quite boring.... sorry Thomas I must not have a sensitive side to me.
    See if Dinesh likes it.
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    I personally hate these sort of lectures and perhaps it’s because I’ve seen too many of them. When someone tells me they are a photographer I often like to look at their images. However, once I start hearing a lecture about why/meanings and stuff I turn off. If I look at pictures by Atget, Kertesz and the like, or even much less accomplished photographers, I can often understand what they are doing or trying to do. I don’t need to read a dissertation to appreciate or make value judgements about an image.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    I personally hate these sort of lectures and perhaps it’s because I’ve seen too many of them. When someone tells me they are a photographer I often like to look at their images. However, once I start hearing a lecture about why/meanings and stuff I turn off. If I look at pictures by Atget, Kertesz and the like, or even much less accomplished photographers, I can often understand what they are doing or trying to do. I don’t need to read a dissertation to appreciate or make value judgements about an image.
    Clive,

    The grander scheme of the talk is not photography - it is about appreciating the world around us, and the people in it, perhaps even to see something good about those we don't like.
    Photography and light was used as a metaphor to bring that message forward; it isn't about photography per se.
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    I am still trying to see his inner beauty, no luck yet.
    QUOTE=Thomas Bertilsson;1517284]See if Dinesh likes it.[/QUOTE]

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    I appreciate your efforts, Bob. You're a good man for trying.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    I am still trying to see his inner beauty, no luck yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson
    See if Dinesh likes it.
    "Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank

    "Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman

    "...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    Clive,

    The grander scheme of the talk is not photography - it is about appreciating the world around us, and the people in it, perhaps even to see something good about those we don't like.
    Photography and light was used as a metaphor to bring that message forward; it isn't about photography per se.
    But this is a photography forum.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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