“what we see is never what we touch” — thick & thin






(the title of the series comes from “The Wings of Daylight” by W. S. Merwin)


3 thoughts on ““what we see is never what we touch” — thick & thin

  1. W.S. Merwin is someone I should read, too! I have only read his poems in the New Yorker, I think.
    You just “liked” an older comment on my blog and I was thinking about books – I found a nice read in the library. Not for literary value or reading pleasure so much, but for photography education. It’s called Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and The Man, by Andrea Stillman. She was his assistant. She discusses (and with multiple illustrations, good quality) one photo/chapter, then takes off from it to talk about many things relevant to either technique or art or Adams. I was never a fan of his work, at least what I knew of it (the grand landscapes) but have gained a new appreciation, and feel I understand more about photography history/foundations, too. This woman writes very well and seems to have no axes to grind – how refreshing is that?! .
    Have a good weekend, Johnny – you can start early! 😉

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    • Thank you love. I have just been reading “How to Read a Photograph” by Ian Jeffrey. He has a very interesting way of looking at and speaking of photographs that I find quite refreshing, conceptually. I would recommend it.
      Merwin is perhaps my favorite poet (if I had to pick just one). “Letters to an Unfinished Accompaniment” and “The Shadow of Sirius” are stand-outs for me. His work (in these two books especially) has an amazingly associative “open” feel that just really gives my mind a playground to soar around in.


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