Monday, July 9, 2012

“You don’t Take a Photograph. 

You ask, Quietly, to Borrow it.”

 Russ has been browsing the internet, discovering an absolutely amazing collection of old Photographs from Puerto PeƱasco history. I love the Nostalgia and pure Romance of black and white photography!  I hope that you enjoy these photos. And the somewhat quirky quotes that I found to go along with them! 
~ Naomi 

“Hark, now hear the Sailors cry,
Smell the sea, and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly...”
~ Van Morrison

 "When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. 
But when you photograph people in Black and White, 
you photograph their souls!”   
~ Ted Grant

“I just met a girl named Maria
And suddenly that name
Will never be the same to me
Maria I just kissed a girl named Maria
And suddenly I found How wonderful a sound Can be!”
~ "Maria" lyrics

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, 
loves the electric power she felt 
with each breath of wet, briny air.”
~ Holly Black

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself 
and the people you photograph, 
when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, 
you will know you are on the right track."
~ Arthur Fellig

“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
~ Robert Frank

“There's something strange and powerful 
about black-and-white imagery.”
~ Stefan Kanfer

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges 
from the good old days.”
~ Doug Larson

“To me, photography is an art of observation. 
It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… 
I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see 
and everything to do with the way you see them”.
~ Elliott Erwitt

“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, 
a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you 
to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.”
~ Henri Cartier Bresson

“In every age “the good old days” were a myth. 
No one ever thought they were good at the time. 
For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable 
to the people who lived through them.”
~ Brooks Atkinson

“In memory everything seems to happen to music.”
~ Tennessee Williams

“Memory is a complicated thing, 
a relative to truth, but not its twin.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love,
the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
~ The Wonder Years TV show

"The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. 
I want only to capture a minute part of reality."
~ Henri Cartier Bresson

"As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. 
I see something special and show it to the camera. 
A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. 
Then it is theirs."
~ Sam Abell

 "All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth."
~ Richard Avedon

 "All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget."
~ John Berger

 Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,
So I can't look back for too long.
There's just too much to see 
waiting in front of me,
and I know that I just can't go wrong.
   ~ Jimmy Buffett

"Everything about him was old except his eyes 
and they were the same color as the sea 
and were cheerful and undefeated."
~ from The Old Man and the Sea

And, as always. . . 
"Live in the sunshine, Swim the sea, Drink the wild air…"