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Oh, I find it so exciting to stumble upon things that heighten the thrill of one's favourite 'hobby'! Don't you?!?

I -arrogantly perhaps- have never taken much time to study the bodies of work of many past or present noted photographers. (the exception maybe being the quirky but brilliant Ansel Adams)
I am familiar with some past and contemporary names, but not nearly as many as I should be.

Today I read this quote by Imogen Cunningham (who - why the hell didn't I know of before today???)
She's photographed Frida Kahlo, Gertrude Stein, Martha Graham, Spencer Tracy, worked with and photographed Ansel Adams and the list goes on.

The Quote: "Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow."

Isn't that brilliant? That just says it all for me. That is the reason I have my camera with me everywhere I go. I guess too that is why I have banker boxes of film negatives, and now GBs of images parked on an external hard drive. It's what keeps most photographers shooting, I think.

So I'm going to add the study of past and present photographers and their styles to my enjoyment of this exciting hobby of mine. This quote has kicked my craving to learn new things into high gear.

Have you ever been (re)inspired out of the blue to immerse yourself deeply into your passion(s)?

All I can say is do so with wild abandon!

This entry was originally posted at http://21freckles.dreamwidth.org/138433.html. Please comment there using OpenID.


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Sep. 10th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Isn't that brilliant?

oh man, that's ENTIRELY BRILLIANT. i love it! i'd love to see some of recent photographs, too. ♥
Sep. 11th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I had never heard of Imogen Cunningham before. She was mentioned in a photography newsletter I'm subscribed to. Her stuff is interesting.
And, thank you so much for asking to see my stuff!
I have a blog. Want to see? 21freckles
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
V COOL! how much you love taking pictures doing really shows through. ♥ do you know if there's a rss feed for 21freckles yet? if not, i'd like to make one, otherwise i'll forget to check it and that would be a shame.
Sep. 15th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
>love your icon!<
About the rrs feed you asked about, uh, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed so I'm stumped about an rss feed to the blog. You've got me curious and I'm sill looking.
Sep. 15th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
i went ahead and made one, so i can follow via my friendspage. it's just 21freckles. i hope that's okay?
Sep. 16th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, how did you do that??? That's very cool and awesome. U R SMRT.
It's totally okay, yes. Now I feel the need to make a new post. :o)
Sep. 17th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
not that smrt! lj does all the work, i just plugged the address in here. :)
Sep. 17th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this information! That's awesome!!
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