Art, at its most meaning level, represented for Stieglitz a symbolical and equivalent of man’s most profound and acute power to see. Not what one feels one should see. Or what others have seen. But what one truly and most sacredly experiences oneself. Of equal importance: One’s ‘seeing’ must be communicated in reverent spirit, with deepest respect both for what is portrayed and for the materials with which one works.
~ D Norman (Alfred Stieglitz, Masters of Photography: Aperture)
8 replies to “power to see…”
The triangular roof piece completes this photo for me. Just a touch of a hard straight line compliments the graceful curves.
Thank you Allan…the treasures one finds walking through the alley ways in Grand Junction.
We used to live in Fruita and spent a lot of time in GJ.
Allan, Fruita is no longer the small community it once was…there are subdivisions north of K Road and 18th.
We took a look at Fruita on Google Maps a few years ago and were stunned by the growth.
A captivating post, both the words and the image.
Thank you Rupali. It is interesting to read quotes from photographers…expands photography into realms of psychology, spirituality, art, contemplation, self development, etc.
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