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“The object is nothing, light is everything.”

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Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing, light is everything.

Leonard Missone, Belgian, photographer


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“Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”

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“Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”

-Douglas Pagels, author

-Illustration: Saul Steinberg


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”Have you noticed that music and art are already filling the emotional gaps left by the absence of direct human contact? “

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”Have you noticed that music and art are already filling the emotional gaps left by the absence of direct human contact?

…The most relevant unit of society at the moment is the entire human family.”

I wonder if there will be an enduring shift in consciousness after all this. All those tribal us-them stories don’t seem quite as germane right now. The most relevant unit of society at the moment is the entire human family.

All those burn-it-down/destroy-the-system/anti-establishment tirades ring a little hollow, too. It’s not the angry outsiders who are protecting us right now, it’s the Establishment.

The whole culture of autonomy seems immature, too: I’m free to be myself! The people who are out there doing their own thing are at Spring Break threatening the lives of the most vulnerable around them.

We’ll need a great reset when this is all over. We need to start planning a…

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“The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.”

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“The work never matches the dream of perfection the artist has to start with.”

– William Faulkner, writer

Image: Jakob Owens


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“I make use of painting to render thoughts visible.”

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“I make use of painting to render thoughts visible.”

— Rene Magritte, Belgian, painter


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“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”

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“Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”

David Baldacci, writer, book quote from “The Camel Club”, p.304, Pan Macmillan

Photo: Kourish Qaffari


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“Art is risk made visible”

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“Art is risk made visible”

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Photographer


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He works alone, his images are all unmanipulated, made with one exposure, with no retouching. ‘I do not use an assistant to look through the camera; otherwise she or he also becomes the photographer. Instead, I have nine seconds to get into the scene, or if I am using a long cable release bulb, I can press it and throw it out of the picture, knowing nine seconds later the camera will fire’ source


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