Archive for June, 2007

Salgado Talks about being Salgado

LA Weekly – Art/Books – Sebastiao Salgado’s Search for the Pristine – Holly Myers And Tom Christie – The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
He says this about his work;
“What you do is a fraction of a second, it’s there and it’s not there. But in this fraction of a second [he snaps his fingers] comes your past, comes your future, comes your relation with people, comes your ideology, comes your hate, comes your love — all together in this fraction of a second, it materializes there. I speak like this, I don’t speak in another way. No? You can put the question why I went there, but if I am there and I make the picture, I can make only this kind of picture, I cannot do two different kind of pictures.”


Outdated, originally uploaded by jkorpi.

After shuffling through the back of the refrigerator for some outdated Polaroid film, Annah and I made our way to the back porch so I could make a few portraits. The day was beautiful.
This photograph made me think a lot about the way I’ve been spending my time lately and how most of us spend our time. I was working hard to finish a project, and in the process of working I had almost forgotten about the person who has been supporting me, the person who stood beside me when I was an ass and in the process had forgotten to enjoy her company. It scares me sometimes when I think about how fleeting life can be and how little time we spend with those people who give the most meaning to living.