Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sung at BLC last Sunday

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name.

Matt Redman, 'Blessed Be Your Name'

(Oh, if we only knew the weight of the words we utter.)

Friday, January 04, 2013

The Mind's Eye

One must always take photographs with the greatest respect for the subject and for himself.

To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

To take photographs means to recognise—simultaneously and within a fraction of a second—both the fact itself and the rigorous organisation of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis.

As far as I am concerned, taking photographs is a means of understanding which cannot be separated from other means of visual expression. It is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's originality. It is a way of life.

Anarchy is an ethic.

Buddhism is neither a religion nor a philosophy, but a medium that consists in controlling the spirit in order to attain harmony and, through compassion, to offer it to others.

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, 'The Mind's Eye'