Reflections on thoughts of Ansel Adams), I would like to share a few quotes from Elliott Erwitt and at the same time get up on my soap box and offer my on observations pertaining to these.
To start off with, I absolutely love this one:
“It's about time we started to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.”
So yeah, I hope photography always remains my hobby and that I always enjoy doing it and that my hunger to learn more about it without giving a damn about what anyone else thinks (sorry editors, reject all you want, my pictures are all incredibly beautiful). So what if I am don’t become rich snapping pictures? As long as I love doing it, my soul is enriched and one day perhaps my bank account will be too.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Somebody once asked me why I like photography. And I answered, that it was the most direct way I knew of communicating who I was and what distinguished me from those around me. I got a blank stare in return. But hey, I love to pontificate (if I wasn’t so turned off by corruption and silly dogma I may have become a politician just to hear myself talk all day long), so I explained.
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To finish off, some seasonal greetings in line with all the political correctness and the highly protective legislative environment we are subject to.
Happy (fill in the space here).
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally -conscious, socially-responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make your country great and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishes.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms.
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/him or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
Best Regards (without prejudice)
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