“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” Will Rogers
“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” Tom Waits
“Perfection itself is a flaw, an odd knot in the cosmic fabric of evenly-braided imperfections.” Khayri R.R. Woulfe
“Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.” Childe Hassam
The amount of time I spent trying to get a black and white abstract image of these tobacco leaves bordered on obsessive compulsive (oh yeah). You might think that since a photo is abstract that sharpness and composition don’t matter but they do, to me at least.
I’m not sure exactly what I was trying to achieve but I think I succeeded. Kirk Varnedoe, author of Pictures of Nothing wrote: “The less there is to look at, the more important it is that we look at it closely and carefully. This is critical to abstract art. Small differences make all the difference.”
Damn right! And photography also keeps me out of the bar.