Thursday, February 25, 2010

Where do they come from?

Where do they come from,
these perfect, little Beings?
Why are we entrusted with them,
these fragile, helpless, little creations?
We, who never will be able to perform this duty
the way it should be done.
There must be a reason,
and even if we don't know it,
we do our best,
while hoping we are helped...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Universal Soul

In a little baby's eyes
we see the universal soul,
we see ourselves
the infant we were
and in many ways
always will be...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Annunciation by Julia Margaret Cameron

I don't photograph much these days, which is typical for January.  Instead I'm working on a photography class which I'll be teaching this coming Saturday.  It's a basic class, and I've called it: I Want to Take Better Pictures.  It's all about getting to know the basic functions of a camera, and how to avoid the worst pitfalls.
This picture , is taken by Julia margaret Cameron, one of my favorite photographers.  It is inspired by Perugino's Annunciation , and it's taken in 1865, in the youth of photography.  Cameron was not merely a portraitist, but a real artist, who  created beautiful, mystical and emotional photographs.