Aug. 31, 2014 @ 4:50 PM _“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”
— Gary Provost (via tuongexists)
Aug. 27, 2014 @ 3:35 PM _“
A photographer must possess and preserve the faculties of a child who looks on the world for the first time.
As a rule, we all are too busy, too pre-occupied, too eager to be right, too obsessed by certain ideas to find the time to just stand and stare.
We look at something and think we have seen it.
And yet whatever we see is often what our preconceived ideas prepare us to see. Only rarely are we able to free ourselves from the burden of thoughts and emotions and see for the simple pleasure of seeing. And as long as we cannot do this, the essence of things are hidden.”
~ Bill Brandt
This has been on my wall for three years….(via theomnipresentsilence)