Inspiration

A place that ever was lived in is like a fire that never goes out. It flares up, it smolders for a time, and is banned or smothered by circumstance, but its being is intact, forever fluttering within it. The result of some original ignition.
– Eudora Welty “Some notes on River County”

Reading up on my faulkner, welty, and o’connor in anticipation of this show sense of place that i’m printing for nov. 27 opening. yikes. luckily am morally fortified, as just saw ad on joel meyerowitz – how he had this whole gallery show on wtc rebuilding destroyed on it’s way to europe and that (phew!) his hp printer pulled through and they pumped out duplicate prints in 2 days. So the republic was saved.  Since I’m still scanning the negs, it may come down to the same.  What a bore! Better to leave you with this gem that i’ve been carrying around for 3 1/2 years from the sage Ken Johnson when reviewing th Magnum show in April 2004:

“It’s been said before but it’s worth repeating what changes your world is not seeing different things but seeing things differently.”

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