It is delicious. Enjoying a cup of coffee in my favorite chair while trolling the Sunday New York Times, a tactile object, you can hold it in your hand, and know that the hour or two spent perusing is saving energy to boot, as trees are a renewable resource while electricity is not as much.
So, I was delighted to encounter “Trolling Strangers to Befriend,” in the Arts section on the photographer Alec Soth’s recent work for the High Museum. It’s quite worth the read. I am encouraged to note that I am not the only photographer who goes all sweaty when photographing people, something more than one assistant has noted. To be fair, my endicrinological system is super-high functioning.
Though the Times does commit an error in referring to Flannery O’Connor’s farm, Andalusia, as an “estate” during a description of a nocturnal foray by Soth onto the property to photograph. I can tell you that it is but barely a farm, and there is nothing keeping anyone out of there, nor would the curator be anything but delighted to have someone photograph the place. But I quibble, bravo High Museum and Julian Cox!