Bodie < JP Photography


Bodie takes a break

Taking a break

B odie and I spent a few particularly patient hours together making some pictures with the 4×5 Sinar. Here he is taking a break between set-ups. I also came want to share this wonderful quote I found in a book of Eduard Steichen’s prints from the French sculptor Paul-Albert Batholmé, “I am irritated by most of the photographs in which the authors have intervened to create works that are no longer photographs and are not drawings. They suggest to me only imperfect imitations of etchings or of reproductions of paintings . . . . I do not mean to say that one cannot produce fine works with photography, but one should stick to composition, to selections, to the variety of lightings, to his own preferences in arrangement, and I assure you, that if he lets it go at that, then gradually the machine and the light will give him results entirely personal. Think, compose, prepare your subject in all possible ways, use feeling, then open the objective [lens] and put your hands in your pockets, or else have someone put handcuffs on you.” October, 1908

Bodie tips his hat.

Bodie tips his hat.

Comment (1)

  1. Katherine wrote::

    these are beautiful!

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 8:23 am #