Thursday, February 21, 2008
The pictures of errie snow I posted earlier (and some readers' reactions) made me think it was time to mention American photographer Minor White. He took Stieglitz's concept of "equivalents" and made it his own, developing images of the mundane but were made special through natural lighting. It's hard to touch on this in depth, but he felt that certain images would bring "recognition" to viewers. He even encouraged students to meditate and "experience" his photographs, rather than merely view them. Read a bit more on him at the usual source or read his own essay on the subject. For now you can merely experience and perhaps meditate on these errie and wonderful images of everyday items.