I want to take pictures that align to life filled with (visual)poetry.
"Beauty (should you choose to use the word that way) is deep, not superficial; hidden, sometimes, rather than obvious; consoling, not troubling; indestructible, as in art, rather than ephemeral, as in nature. Beauty, the stipulatively uplifting kind, perdures."
- Susan Sontag,’An Argument about Beauty’, “At the Same Time (Essays and Speeches) ”
"A writer is first of all a reader. It is from reading that I derive the standards by which I measure my own work and according to which I fall lamentably short. It is from reading, even before writing, that I became part of a community of literature - which includes more dead than living writers."
"Silence" never ceases to imply its opposite and to depend on its presence: just as there can’t be "up" without "down" or "left" without "right," so one must acknowledge a surrounding environment of sound or language in order to recognize silence. Not only does silence exist in a world full of speech and other sounds, but any given silence has its identity as a stretch of time being perforated by sound.
A genuine emptiness, a pure silence is not feasible-either conceptually or in fact. Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech (in many instances, of complaint or indictment) and an element in a dialogue."
- Susan Sontag, "The Aesthetics of Silence", Styles of Radical Will.