Friday, April 01, 2005

Peaceful at Speed

Today on my way to work - for a brief moment on the freeway I felt stasis in moving traffic - like there was no relative motion we were all standstill. I realized that I was going 15 miles over limit as was everyone else. I slowed down, breaking the rhythm and the utter peacefulness of the feeling. Could this be a parable for my life - that I need to break free, slow down if I need to - but find my own unique self ?

Richard Avedon -"I've worked out of no's. No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the seduction of poses or narratives. And those no's force me to a yes. I have white background. I have the person I am interested in and the thing that happens between us," he said in 1994 explaining his technique.

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