Monuments to photographers and cameras
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. John Berger
This post is a tribute to a profession of a photographer, with a collection of quotes and pictures of monuments to photographers and cameras in different cities and countries. The work of a photographer is not a simple thing, as somebody said – “Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner”.
Category Archive: Quotes
Monuments to photographers and cameras
Nature photography by Sergey Novozhilov
“We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled air and earth and water with gods and goddesses, and nymphs and elves.”
― C.S. Lewis.
Green Paradise, set of beautiful inspirational images by a Russian self-taught photographer Sergey Novozhilov from Moscow.
Goodbye summer – I will surely miss you
And summer often seems to be endless. Summer of 2012 with record-high temperatures has been over. Heat was beating records around the world. Even in Siberia where I live, in July it was 40C without rains. We complained a lot. It seemed endless. Now it’s time to say – Goodbye Summer, I will surely miss you. “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart”. Celia Thaxter.
Life In The Sea
“Yes, I love it. The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert where man is never alone for he feels life, quivering around him on every side. There is supreme tranquility. The sea does not belong to despots. On its surface iniquitous rights can still be exercised, men can fight there, devour each other there, and transport all terrestrial horrors there. But at thirty feet below its level their power ceases, their influence dies out, their might disappears. Ah, sir, live in the bosom of the waters! There alone is independence. There I recognize no masters! There I am free”. Jules Verne. 2000 Leagues Under The Sea.
Green color facts and quotes
First of all, green has always been my first favorite color. According to psychologists, the positive effect of color on the human body because it is shades of green that we associate with nature, something alive and fresh. Indeed, green background refreshes work environment, makes it not so grim and sad. Meanwhile, in several religions, green is the color associated with resurrection and regeneration. For example, in Ghardaia and other parts of M’zab, houses painted in green indicate that the inhabitants have made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The color of Islam, green means the green gardens of paradise. And sacred colors in Iran, green, blue-green, and blue symbolize paradise. As the emblematic color of Ireland, green represents the vast green hillside as well as Ireland’s patron saint, St, Patrick. Besides, bright Green is the color of the astrological sign Cancer.
Celestial Cats by Boya Latumahina is a self-initiated series of posters by Zippora Lux, a talented photographer illustrator and graphic designer from London, the United Kingdom. Dedicated to Hubble telescope, the posters are photographs of celestial bodies (NASA Images) and cats. Meanwhile, according to the artist, these are cats who inspire her to create. In addition to being a big feline freak, she is also an occasional stargazer.
“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.”
—Jules Verne (author, Journey to the Center of the Earth).
Rain romance by Christophe Jacrot
According to French photographer Christophe Jacrot, he likes “the romance that gives me the rain, snow, the “bad weather” … These items are for me a wonderful photographic field, a visual world untapped in highly evocative, and rich in subtle lights. This universe eludes most of us, too busy to shelter. Man becomes a ghostly figure wandering and obedient to the vagaries of rain or snow. My approach is deliberately pictorial and emotional”. Christophe Jacrot doesn’t need a lovely sunny day to take beautiful photographs.