Don’t keep those thoughts to yourself. Curious Frame is about dialogue and I’d love to hear your comments or even questions or inspirations. And it’s easy. Just hit reply in your email.
Your opinions are valued. No advanced degrees or education required. The comment below is from the previous issue on Mirror, Mirror
One reader commented:
You know Leanne - Life with out photography stuck me when digital came into place - myself resisted it for years. After I studied photographic science and zone system -
Left me empty for a time in the adjustment of. For a long time just did painting. Now both.
The transition from film photography to digital is a big shift in so many ways. And painting is a real plus when shooting. I’m happy to hear that you’re doing both these days.
Hi Leanne, Thanks for these musings and for Curious Frame. I need thoughts that can remotely give me some inspiration because I’ve been in a sort of Covid funk for quite a while.
I agree with you about mirrors (and about Saul Leiter!) and of course mirrors can be windows, glass generally, lakes and ponds, metal sheeting, the side of a car or anything remotely reflective. Just add the right amount of light and try to avoid the gimmicky instagram moments as you suggest.
Really like the Germaine Krull image. I know nothing about her so will have to check her work out. I’m currently awaiting a book on Ruth Orkin which should arrive in the next few days which I’m really looking forward to. Best wishes
And another reader wrote:
I think photography is the definitive record of a mirror image, your eye looks and the camera reveals and records that image as if you were pointing a mirror at the scene you see!
The photographer is the mirror of reality! It perpetuates moments reflected in images for many to see, just as Gutenberg eternalized the word so that many could read it!
Thanks for your comments and the great thing is that sharing them with others can provide inspiration to them as well or maybe even suggestions. And a special thanks to a reader in Brazil and one in Hawaii who are regular contributors here. Thank you for your well wishes.