Equivalents

Clouds and train (obviously)
Clouds and train (obviously)

Equivalents is a series of photographs of clouds taken by Alfred Stieglitz from 1925 to 1934. The Equivalents trace Stieglitz’s emotional response to nature through periods of ecstasy and darkness, romance and confronting mortality.

I like clouds as much as anyone but I’m not reading that much into it. After the storm cleared the wind picked up and there were some beautiful clouds, but I wanted something in the foreground. I thought about a bird or a plane when I  heard the whistle of this train coming my way.

On his Equivalents series he said: “My cloud photographs are equivalents of my most profound life experiences, my basic philosophy of life.” He also said: “Photography is my passion, the search for truth, my obsession.” It seems that we have a lot in common.

5 thoughts on “Equivalents

    1. I wish I could do that Chandra. Not only do I overthink them and wait for perfect light but spend a long time processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop. Of course, I am a bit obsessive (see blog name). 😉

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