Da vida de um fotógrafo que apenas ficou famoso recentemente, aos 80 anos, foi realizado o filme In No Great Hurry por Tomas Leach. Saul Leiter foi um precursor da utilização da cor na fotografia artística, tendo a fase mais conhecida do seu trabalho sido realizada na década de 50 do séc. XX. É inspiradora a sua simplicidade e tranquilidade em relação à vida e à fotografia.
“There are certain people who like to be in the swing of things, but I think I’ve been out of the loop a lot of the time. When Bonnard died, one critic accused him of not participating in the great adventures of Modernism. And Matisse wrote a letter in which he defended Bonnard, saying that when he saw the Bonnards in the Phillips collection, he told Mr. Phillips, ‘Bonnard was the strongest of us all.’
I’m not like those photographers who went up to the top of the mountain and hung over and took a picture that everyone said was impossible and then went home and printed it and sold 4,000 copies of it and then went on and on with one great achievement after another.
Max Kozloff said to me one day, ‘You’re not really a photographer. You do photography, but you do it for your own purposes – your purposes are not the same as others’. I’m not quite sure what he meant, but I like that. I like the way he put it.”
Mar 7 Sierra Louden @sierrasaysyo Revisiting my Top 5 Strengths always gives me motivation. #connectedness #belief #intellection #developer #empathy
Mar 6 Karen Steinberg @MakePossibility #Connectedness Matters for Adolescents' Well-being http://ow.ly/isAxH via @SRAdolescence
Mar 5 Jay Aguda @jayraguda #connectedness #strategic #learner #positivity & #achiever <- My top 5 #Strengths via #Strengthsfinder - what are yours? #leadership
Mar 4 Timothy Akalu @TimothyAkalu @GeminiDesignz @DreamBridgeEXC #youthsupport #community #connectedness The sun is shining. The weather sweet.
Mar 4 GeminiDesignz @GeminiDesignz Morning S/o to @TimothyAkalu @DreamBridgeEXC #youthsupport #community #connectedness
Mar 4 The Maothsjesshoum @Maothsjesshoum Love in this realm is an #illusion based on #hormones & #filial connections: #love in the realm of Spirit is #connectedness. #mirroroftruth
Mar 3 Mark Frank @maku_mark It appears you don’t support me, nor I you. But, indeed, those who I support in turn support you, and vice versa. – maku mark #connectedness
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Social connectedness is the measure of how people come together and interact. At an individual level, social connectedness involves the quality and number of connections one has with other people in a social circle of family, friends, and acquaintances. Going beyond these individual-level concepts, it involves relationships with beyond one's social circles and even to other communities. This connectedness, one of several components of community cohesion, provides benefits to both individuals and society. Population based surveys sometimes use qualitative questions to help understand the level of social connectedness in communities.
"So what is the decisive moment? To put it simply it is the moment, the perfect moment. A single moment in time that is happening right before your eyes, that may last for only a fraction of a second, in which all the elements of the perfect photograph are combined. A beautiful balance of elements that may include the light, subject matter, colour, tones, contrast, lines, movement, expression, and the proper composition, all in a perfect moment of harmony.
It is usually a fleeting moment that has passed you by, even before had a chance to think about photographing it. In fact it is not something you think about at all, it is something you see and feel within a moment, and are hopefully photographing it as it happens. If you are thinking about it, then you have already missed the decisive moment.
Is the decisive moment only for the unpredictability of real life street photography? Absolutely not, the decisive moment transcends that notion and can be found in many fields of photography. You can have a decisive moment while shooting a portrait, a fashion picture, reportage, or in sports photography, because of the emotion, movement, and the unpredictability of people. I do think that people being in the photograph is a very important element to a photograph having the quality or feeling of a decisive moment, but it is not a absolute requirement."Anticipating The Decisive Moment By PAUL KERINS
Note: wow... this is really the decisive definition about the decisive moment...
What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals
"In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first men to ever set foot upon the southernmost point on earth.
It was the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration,” and the South Pole represented one of the last unexplored areas on earth. Robert Falcon Scott hoped to claim the bottom of the world for England; Roald Amundsen wished to plant the Norwegian flag there on behalf of his countrymen.
Despite their common goal, the two adventurers’ approaches to their expeditions were quite different—as were the end results. Amundsen reached the South Pole first and returned home on a trip that was relatively smooth and straightforward. Scott arrived at 90 Degrees South only to experience the crushing disappointment of seeing one of Amundsen’s flags flapping in the wind. He would never make it back; he and his four companions died of starvation, exhaustion, and exposure as they attempted to make the 700 mile return trip to their base camp.
The outcome of any endeavor is decided by the weights of a scale–on one side lies fate/risk/circumstance and on the other, preparations/tactics/heart. The adventurer cannot know exactly how much will be loaded on the luck side of the scale when he sets out, but he can overload the other side as much as possible, in hopes of tipping the chances in his favor. This is what Amundsen did, and how he did it reveals a number of strikingly clear insights into how we too can reach our goals."in What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals
"[...] Beyond beying somewhat chaotic, somewhat poisonous, the actual city continues to exist today as a transparent 'landscape', enduring without a single scratch. Then at night the city wipes clean all impurities, acquiring a nearly flawless kind of beauty. It becomes an impregnable fortress, lacking even a single weakness. However, it is exactly because of its unassainability that I must set this 'landscape' confronting me aflame with my own hands. [...] A day will come when a single crack will nick this 'landscape' [...]
Rebellion Against the Landscape: Fire at the limits of my Perpetual Gazing. Takuma Nakahira.
(Supplement to the 2010 edition of "A Language to Come" a photobook by Takuma Nakahira first published in 1970, Tokyo)
"We want more than a mere photograph of nature. We do not want to paint pretty pictures to be hung on drawing room walls. We want to create, or at least to lay the foundations of, an art that gives something to humanity. An art that arrests and engages. An art created of one's innermost heart."
Edvard Munch, Manifesto for an art of passion. 1880.
[Porto, 2012] ©António Lucas Soares
Jacques Prévert et Robert Doisneau : des amis - Ils le disent tous les deux. Cet album est l'histoire de leurs balades, de leur amitié, de leur complicité. " C'est Prévert qui m'a appris le Château Tremblant et le pont de Crimée ", se souvient Doisneau. En lisant Prévert, on voit surgir les photographies de Doisneau : rue de Buci, les Halles, le canal Saint-Martin... En regardant Doisneau, on entend les poèmes de Prévert : " Les enfants qui s'aiment ", " Et la fête continue ", " Les feuilles mortes "... Leurs promenades les emmènent dans les quartiers les plus populaires - ceux qui parlent -, les photos qui en résultent semblent toutes inspirées par l'amour des choses qui vont ensemble : les accordéonistes et les danseurs, les tatoueurs et les tatoués, Gréco et Saint-Germain-des-Prés, les amoureux et les quais de la Seine... Le gag tendre et ironique à la Prévert, rehaussé par des légendes écrites par Doisneau, est présent un peu partout : c'est ce chien qui vit sur deux pattes avant et deux roues arrière, ou ces trois cages vides sur un étal de marché avec cette pancarte " J'achète tous les oiseaux ". L'apparition de la tête de Prévert qui ressemble à un graffiti dessiné par un gamin sur un mur de Paris, c'est le miracle d'une pincée de poudre de perlimpinpin lancée sur la réalité. Le poète et le photographe, c'est Jacques Prévert qui l'écrit, ont la complicité du gibier et du braconnier. Ici, le Poète se laisse tirer le portrait sans méfiance par Doisneau, car quelque chose lui dit qu'il est en pays de connaissance, qu'il est face à un compagnon du voyage, à un compatriote de la vie.
Rue Jacques Prévert, Robert Doisneau. 123 pgs. Hoëbeke, 1992
The feeling that emerges from these glimpses of city life is roughly equivalent to what one feels when looking at a photograph. Cartier-Bresson's 'decisive moment' is perhaps the crucial idea to remember in this context. The important thing is readiness: you cannot walk out into the street with the expectation of writing a poem of taking a picture, and yet you must be prepared to do so whenever the opportunity presents itself. Because the 'work' can came into being only when it has been given to you by the world, you must be constantly looking at the world, constantly doing the work that will lead to a poem even if no poem comes of it. Reznikoff walks through the city — not, as most poets do, with 'his head in the clouds,' but with his eyes open, his mind open, his energies concentrated on entering the life around him. Entering it precisely because he is apart from it. And therefore this paradox, lodged in the heart of the poem: to posit the reality of this world, and then to cross into it, even as you find yourself barred at all its gates. The poet as solitary wanderer, as man in the crowd, as faceless scribe. Poetry as an art of loneliness.
[...]Paul Auster, "The Decisive Moment" in The Art of Hunger and Other Essays. Menard Press of London. 1982
How to Master “The Decisive Moment”
So an important lesson about “The Decisive Moment” is that the best photo opportunities often flash before our eyes and we must be ready at all times to capture those moments. That means bringing around your camera everywhere you go. Street photography is built on the mundane and ordinary moments, so any moment is a potential for a great photograph. Some of the most disciplined photographers bring their cameras even to places like the bathroom or the grocery market.
You must constantly be looking for moments to capture, so be sure to always keep your eyes and camera ready. Have you ever seen a photo opportunity but you didn’t have your camera on hand and deeply regretted it afterwards? This happens very often, because the greatest photographs can be captured at the most unexpected times.
So always be quick and never miss those “Kodak Moments.” Once that moment is gone, it is gone forever.
Inspired in Passerby, Jeff Wall, 1996...
À une passante,
La rue assourdissante autour de moi hurlait.
Longue, mince, en grand deuil, douleur majestueuse,
Une femme passa, d'une main fastueuse
Soulevant, balançant le feston et l'ourlet;
Agile et noble, avec sa jambe de statue.
Moi, je buvais, crispé comme un extravagant,
Dans son oeil, ciel livide où germe l'ouragan,
La douceur qui fascine et le plaisir qui tue.
Un éclair... puis la nuit! — Fugitive beauté
Dont le regard m'a fait soudainement renaître,
Ne te verrai-je plus que dans l'éternité?
Ailleurs, bien loin d'ici! trop tard! jamais peut-être!
Car j'ignore où tu fuis, tu ne sais où je vais,
Ô toi que j'eusse aimée, ô toi qui le savais!
— Charles Baudelaire, Fleurs du Mal
Who can travel with us?
Two requirements that must be met in order to access the programme:
You must be at least 55 years old. In addition, you may take one person of any age with you under the same conditions as a travel companion.
The price includes return travel, transfers from the airport and hotel, accommodation in 4-star hotels, half-board, drinks included (water and wine), daily entertainment programme, an excursion in the area, a destination tourist guide in the group language, healthcare and travel insurance.
Democracy is supposed to provide a mechanism for making collective decisions that serve the best interests of the community. It is meant to achieve the same objective for collective decision making as the market mechanism does for individual decision making. Citizens elect representatives who gather in assemblies to make collective decisions by voting. This is the principle of representative democracy. It presupposes a certain kind of relationship between the citizens and their representatives. The candidates stand up and tell the citizens what they stand for, and the citizens then choose the person whose ideas are the closest to their own.
(Roger Scrutton, 1983, The Aesthetic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of Art and Culture.)
Schengen is a treaty providing for the free movement of persons travelling between the Schengen member states. While, in principle, passengers can travel between Schengen countries without showing their passport, control measures will be tightened for passengers arriving from non-Schengen countries. All passengers travelling into and out of the Schengen area must still show their passport.
Denmark implemented the Schengen system on 25 March 2001 together with the other Nordic countries.
Under Schengen, border control of people travelling between two Schengen countries is abolished. This means that a person travelling from one Schengen country to another will not go through passport control. However, as a traveller in another Schengen country, you must still carry a passport for purposes of identification.
Copenhagen Airport has changed its layout so that Schengen and non-Schengen passengers can be kept separate. In practice, this means that a kind of borders will be established inside the terminals – between a Schengen zone and a non-Schengen zone.
I think some countries like Bulgaria allow you to bring a lot of capital and set up businesses that would have a long term positive impact on employment they can set you up with a citizenship. But this is not buying a citizenshipdirectly. Russia you can do this also but again it is more a matter of having a large amount of capital and Russia is not in the European Union. You can buy a fake passport also. But I do not recommend this. A professional fake passport will cost about 5,000 Euro. One that is done really well with official numbers etc. This more common in Eastern Europe, however, if you get caught you will be in prison for at least ten years and there is little you can do about it. I can only recommend legal ways to get a citizenship.
If you have been persecuted for your religious or political beliefs and you feel your life is in danger, you could make an argument to an EU government for refugee status. It requires proof and commitment, but it can be done. A lot of Jewish people were able to get visa’s for the US because they had such hard times in their own countries, real hard times.
[...]You know Niels Bohr, Copenhagen, quantum physics guy. You know, once he was visited in his country house by a friend who saw above the entrance a horseshoe, you know, in Europe, the superstitious item allegedly preventing evil spirits to enter the house. And the friend, also a scientist, asked him, “But listen, do you really believe in this?” Niels Bohr said, “Of course not. I’m not an idiot. I’m a scientist.” Then the friend asked him, “But why do you have it there?” You know what Niels Borh answered? He said, “I don’t believe in it, but I have it there, horseshoe, because I was told that it works even if you don’t believe in it.”
That’s ideology today. We don’t believe in democracy—nobody.
Slavoj Zizek, DemocracyNow.org, October, 15, 2009.
Alor é feito de estrelas. Foi concebido noutro planeta. Um cometa serviu de cegonha. Ou um vulcão. Lava fria ou lava quente, um meteorito cheio de curiosodade procurando o mundo por impacto. Deixa nos outros a memória côncava do cataclismo. Alor é, sobretudo, o corpo que o contém: o corpo é a sua cápsula. Encapsulado em Alor estão as duas verdades cuja revelação ele pode ascender. Uma verdade construída, que é a sua pessoa real. E uma verdade autêntica, que é a sua pessoa inventada.
Pedro Rosa Mendes, Peregrinação de Enmanuel Jhesus. D. Quixote. 2010.
The football World Cup is coming to South Africa in June this year. It is set to focus the eyes of the world upon the country once again. What they will see is the return of a practice closely associated with apartheid South Africa – the forced removal of black people from their homes.Huge shanty towns are being set up as dumping grounds for the urban poor, forcing them out of the way of the massive stadiums and other construction projects. Thirty kilometres from Cape Town city centre is a place locals call Blikkiesdorp – the “tin can town”. Here there are row upon row of three by six metre tin shacks, housing whole families in one room. They’re made out of zinc so thin you can cut through the walls with a pair of scissors. The shacks stand on a vast dust plain without electricity, lighting or washing facilities. One toilet and cold water tap is shared between at least four families. It is miles away from any work and there are poor transport links. Many of the occupants have HIV/Aids, but can’t get to a clinic. The South African press has labelled these areas “concentration camps” because they are fenced in and patrolled by police.
SociaistWorker online February 2010 | issue 2188
Ling King Chuen - Geomante
Pesquisa e determinação do lugar ideal para enterrar parentes falecidos; estudo e estabelecimento de locais comerciais ou de alojamento que, num futuro muito próximo, proporcionarão êxito e sorte. Bruce Chatwin - O que faço eu aqui? Quetzal Editores.
Reminiscent of New York's Takashimaya, this upmarket store offers not just the most lusted-after designers, but the definitive items from those labels. Cult cosmetics and perfumes are on the ground floor; upstairs is devoted to women's and men's fashion, lingerie, jewellery and shoes, plus a home-living section stocked with sinfully expensive design items.
This extravagant Art Deco building, created by New York-based architect I.M. Pei, is the perfect aesthetic companion to an afternoon of boutique trawling, with the likes of Gucci, La Perla, Akkesoir, Louis Vuitton and many more nestled amongst the labyrinthine staircases.
Ravintola Natalie sijaitsee Tampereen Työväen Teatterin kanssa samassa talossa. Tunnelmallinen ja lämminhenkinen Natalie toimii teatteri- ja iltaravintolana. Ruokalista on koottu siten, että herkkuja löytyy niin kasvissyöjille kuin kalan ja mehevien pihvien ystäville.
Natalien listalla on tarjolla myös ripaus slaavilaisuutta; mm. hunajaa, smetanaa, suolakurkkuja ja valkosipulinkynsiä sekä blinejä.
[Sendim, 2009] ©António Lucas Soares
Uma casa em madeira é muito mais saudável e acolhedora que qualquer outra erigida em betão. Sendo um material orgânico e natural, absorve e expulsa a humidade, regularizando a atmosfera. Os produtos utilizados no seu interior, como o óleo de linhaça, são 100% naturais, contribuindo para a saúde dos moradores. Em consequência, estas casas contribuem para a prevenção de doenças reumáticas e das vias respiratórias, pois estabilizam a humidade e purificam o ar. Sendo cálida e relaxante, a madeira também ajuda a evitar as chamadas doenças da civilização, como o stresse, a depressão ou a agressividade.
Para o visitante de passagem só há duas perguntas: "De onde virá a minha próxima bebida?' e "Porque é que estou aqui?".
E assim mesmo, ao escrever, lembro-me do vento do deserto a fustigar as águas verdes; do azul fino e duro do céu; de mulheres enormes que deslizam pela cidade em boubous de algodão de um roxo pálido; de casas com estores do mesmo azul duro contra as paredes de cinzento-lama; de pássaros laranja que fazem os ninhos nas acácias, em ramos que parecem penas fofas;
[Boston, 2009] ©António Lucas Soares
Henri Michaux, As minha Propriedades. 1934
42nd Street–Bryant Park is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway at Bryant Park in Manhattan. It has four tracks and two island platforms. A mezzanine originally extended south from 42nd Street to the 34th Street station, with additional entrances at 38th Street. The passageway was long, dim, and lightly-traveled. It was closed in the mid-1980s after a murder took place there. It is now used for storage.
"O Porto tem um carácter muito forte e marcas muito próprias. Tem um centro histórico património da humanidade; tem jardins de rara beleza e tranquilidade; tem pontes notáveis; tem uma costa fluvial e uma orla marítima que nos encantam; tem monumentos invejáveis; tem uma história que nos orgulha; tem uma forma muito própria de ser e de se exprimir.
"Il était quatre heures du matin lorsque Degraël acheva la lecture du Voyage d’hiver. Il y avait repéré une trentaine d’emprunts. Il y en avait certainement d’autres. Le livre d’Hugo Vernier semblait n’être qu’une prodigieuse compilation des poètes de la fin du XIXe siècle, un centon démesuré, une mosaïque dont presque chaque pièce était l’oeuvre d’un autre.
" [...] Perdidos da gramática e do vocabulário, uma geração de timorenses chegou à idade adulta e ao mercado de trabalho sem muitas vezes conhecer conceitos como a lei da gravidade, o fuso horário ou as formas geométricas. [...]
in Timor-Leste A ilha insustentável, 25.11.2008, Pedro Rosa Mendes, especial para o PÚBLICO.
[Dedico esta fotografia ao AF com quem convivi uns escassos 2 meses em Timor-Leste (JUN-JUL 2004) que, muito à custa dele, recordarei para sempre. As esperanças eram muitas. Os sonhos também.]
Há dois mitos sobre proeminentes sobre a fotografia: um é que ela diz a verdade; o outro é que não diz a verdade. Jeff Wall.
O velho mito de que as fotografias dizem a verdade sucumbiu ao mito de não a dizem. Allan Sekula.
[Abril, 2058] Um ano depois, estou em Berlim novamente para fazer negócio. Desta vez a situação era mais complicada. Há muito que procurava uma fotografia que contasse uma história verdadeira. Não queria investir numa impressão do Jan Saudek, há muito fora do mercado e a preços exorbitantes.
As ruas ficam desertas e tornam-se mais escuras.
Cambaleio como um bêbado pelos passeios.
Tenho medo das sombras enormes que as casas projectam.
Tenho medo. Alguém me segue. Não ouso voltar a cabeça.
Um andar claudicante salta cada vez mais perto.
Tenho medo. Sinto vertigens. E de propósito paro.
Um tipo medonho lançou-me um olhar
Cortante como um punhal, depois, pérfido, passou.
Senhor, nada mudou desde que já não sois Rei.
O Mal fez uma muleta da vossa Cruz.
[Blaise Cendrars, "Páscoa em Nova Iorque", Poesia em Viagem]
"Cage, énorme, les courbes minoritaires et une tenue d'ensemble, un maintien, c'est l'acier, la course aux axes, la course a la lumière, le verre c'est la lumiére, l'acier c'est le clair, le foncé, des barres, de solides plans accidentés. En haut, des regards bienveillants ou sanctionneurs, des regards de contrôle, inaperçus."
[in Principe d'Enterprise, Claude Frank. Héros-Limite, Genève 1999]
Rooms for Tourists, 1945
Óleo sobre tela 76,8x107 cm
New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Art Gallery.
A dupla origem da luz, que caracteriza a impressão geral do quadro, resulta numa dupla codificação do conteúdo: esta afasta-se cada vez mais das leis do realismo. Os quadros recorrem a fantasmas inconscientes, fugindo a uma interpretação exclusivamente simbólica e iconográfica. Substituem a representação e a narração pela criação de uma cadeia de quadros que não representa apenas, mas consiste numa auto-relação, pois elimina a diferença entre quadro e objecto.
in R. Renner, Hopper. Taschen, 2001.
[Abril, 2057] Mais do que Bruxelas, Berlim é um antro de holo-marchands... Boxhagener Platz tornou-se nos últimos anos um local de mercado negro de hologramas de fotografias de autores famosos do sec. XX e início do séc. XXI. Os hologramas mais procurados são os da chamada Escola de Dusseldorf - o casal Becher, Andreas Gurski, Thomas Ruff, etc.
..Nenhum deles, nem em sonhos nem acordado, voltou a ver essa mulher. As ruas da cidade eram as mesmas em que eles iam para o trabalho todos os dias, já sem nenhuma relação com a perseguição sonhada.... Chegaram mais homens, de outros países, que haviam tido um sonho como o deles, e na cidade de Zobaida reconheciam algo nas ruas do sonho, e mudavam de lugar pórticos e escadas para que se parecessem mais com o caminho da mulher perseguida e para que no ponto em que desaparecera já não tivesse saída. Os primeiros chegados não compreendiam o que atraía esta gente a Zobaida, a esta cidade feia, a esta ratoeira. [Italo Calvino, As Cidades Invisíveis]
(This account is based on the recollections of a meal taken during the summer of 2006).
We were standing outside Kake Da Hotel at Connaught Place in New Delhi. Moaned over by food critics, the legendary eatery – its name implying ‘Uncle’s Restaurant’ in Punjabi - is supposed to be a carnivore's delight. Amateur gourmands drive great distances to feast on its celebrated Butter Chicken. But Kake Da Hotel was a mere shack beside a smoggy highway.
... cierta enciclopedia china ... se titula Emporio celestial de conocimientos benévolos. En sus remotas páginas está escrito que los animales se dividen en (a) pertenecientes al Emperador, (b) embalsamados, (c) amaestrados, (d) lechones, (e) sirenas, (f) fabulosos, (g) perros sueltos, (h) incluidos en esta clasificación, (i) que se agitan como locos, (j) innumerables, (k) dibujados con un pincel finísimo de pelo de camello, (1) etcétera, (m) que acaban de romper el jarrón, (n) que de lejos parecen moscas. [El idioma analítico de John Wilkins, Jorge Luis Borges]
Bersabeia. A cidade celeste.
A cidade celeste é esta e no seu céu correm cometas de longa cauda, postos a circular no espaço pelo único acto livre e feliz de que são capazes os habitantes de Bersabeia, cidade que só quando caga não é avara calculista interesseira. [Italo Calvino, As Cidades Invisíveis]