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26 Mar 2012

{see} corner your subject

Stark, limited, austere, spotlighted, contrast.

Dietrich - Tracy

"Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world. ...Very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe."
Irving Penn, 1975


Dali - O'Keefe


source: Irving Penn Foundation


read: 4/10, or 99% of the ones i've actually read
taste: walnut flour pancakes
hear: the hair song, black mountain
smell: black amber magic
touch: some nyc walls to inspire doodles

31 comments:

  1. Great portraits. Reminds me of Stieglitz's work for some reason.

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    1. ah yes. Stieglitz is definitely more emotive for me, but i can see how they both bring out certain inner expressions in their subjects. that direct gaze stuff too, very intimate.

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  2. Corner your subject is stunning.

    I hate to bother you, but..... I to participate in senses shared. I use the old standard blog, I have searched settings for the "Post Template Box", and cannot figure out exactly where this is. Could you maybe give me a little "extra" direction?

    Thank you so much.

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    1. old dashboard -

      Go to Settings > Formatting, scroll down. paste into the Post Template box and save settings.
      :)

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    2. I did that at the words come up in one line.

      Thanks...sorry to be such a dummy.

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  3. Those are very neat - I kind of like the subject in a corner

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  4. Oooooh... I may need to order one of those doodle pads for my 16 year old, she has doodling in her veins.

    Really interesting portraits, and that quote is kinda directional too, may try it.

    Thanks Monica! Happy start to your fresh new week!

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  5. They really are quite unique portraits - it's like the more the space recedes, the more the faces say. It's startling.

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    1. seems like they're trying to find comfort in discomfort and that shows up something else entirely.

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  6. how interesting it would be then to be found out in a rare moment being observed while feeling unobserved.

    these photographs are intense but no matter the photograph i'm always left wondering about truth.

    xo
    erion

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  7. These portraits are wonderful ... these are images to look at again and again.

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  8. Fantastic portraits and love that quote. I find Tracy's one really interesting... he seems so uncortable being contained and just tries to break out.

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  9. great portraits - and wise words :)

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  10. What a fantastic quote! So very true. Loving these shots. :)

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  11. "Very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe."

    powerful words written and these photographs are intense and beautiful...there is something about black and white photography that seems to tell more...a certain depth sometimes not captured in color...much love light and blessings~

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  12. love these images
    gives me some ideas ; )

    love and light

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  13. Love Dali!

    Also love Black Mountain- awesome sound! "Old Fangs" is a good tune, really enjoy the video, too. I think Sisters of the Black Moon appear in it.

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  14. great shots....and yes Mr D did enjoy the movie :)

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  15. i love the quote; and what unique amazing portraits;

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  16. these portraits are just incredible !! in a corner but so transparent, you can see their eyes looking right back at you.

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  17. These are great portraits and words - LIKE a lot :)
    Axx

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  18. Very handsome portraits indeed. So much drama.
    Ronnie xo

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  19. Great quote and portraits, describes these amazing people so well. I've been to the Dali museum in St. Pete, and the Georgia O'Keefe museum in Santa Fe, and I must must tell you that being in those places is a haunting and moving glimpse into these people's lives, and their heads. Truly truly inspiring individuals...eccentric and beautiful all wrapped together...
    Love the song!!!
    xo

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  20. Very rear photographs Monica! thanks for sharing- and the quote!

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  21. love the photos. seeing Dali made me wonder if you've seen Midnight in Paris where he makes an appearance?

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    1. no, not yet. it's in my top list of films to catch though!

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  22. amazing portraits. and i love these quotes. especially the one below. 'the world you desire can be won'.
    yes! yes!
    have a lovely day

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  23. this is wonderful beyond words...

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  24. love the quote and the portraits... your blog is such a wonderful place to roam!

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