a bridge, revisited


a bridge, revisited

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I’ve spent some time over the last 3 months reading about photography as I’ve felt woefully uneducated in respect to its history. During my reading, I came across a quote from Robert Frank talking about Walker Evans. Of Evans he said, "It was an education for me to work with [Evans]. He was my teacher. I learned a lot from the way that he looked at things; he wanted to look at one thing and look at it very clearly and in a final way. I like this about him because I don’t have that."

I like that idea of looking at something clearly and in a final way. I don’t have the skill to photograph something like that yet and that’s why I think I keep coming back to the same spots to photograph them again.

This bridge shows up earlier in my stream. I find it a fascinating subject to photograph. I’m sure I’ll be back in the fall and again in the winter. Maybe one of these days, I’ll photograph it with Walker Evans finality and be done with it. Until then, bear with me.

Posted by StephenCairns on 2011-09-21 12:48:27

Tagged: , 50mm canon f/1.4 , black and white , BW , canon 50D , cross , finality , first steps , forest , journey , plank , rain , river , rope , rope bridge , step , trees , trip , unknown , Walker Evans , wood , wood bridge , wood plank , 向こう , 向こう側 , 川 , 旅 , 最初の一方 , 木 , 森林 , 橋 , 渡る , 白黒 , 吊り橋 , suspension bridge

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