Posts Tagged 'Diane Arbus'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/05/20

The Cost of Diane Arbus's Life on the Edge -- The Cut

A photograph is a secret about a secret.  The more it tells you the less you know.”   —   Diane Arbus

(A very talented artist.  But, a very troubled individual.  I think some of us are just too smart for our own good.  We overthink things to the point of obsession . . . and depression.  Life is too short to waste on trying to understand the unknowable.  Just appreciate the here and now, and try to do things that make the world a happier, more livable place.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/09/15

Reproduction of Diane Arbus' "A young man...

Reproduction of Diane Arbus’ “A young man with curlers at home on west 20th street”picture, shot on 35 mm film developped the old fashion way (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I really believe there are things which nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”   —   Diane Arbus

(To an extent, I think she is one of the reasons why Americans seem so nostalgic for the 1950s.  Back then, Americans were blithely ignorant of the “ugly” of the the world, until she started photographing the people and places that ran counter to the general message of optimism and prosperity.   She provided the wake-up call that way too many people would rather not have answered.  Ike was in the White House.  The economy was booming, the budgets were balanced, and everything was all white . . . er right.  It was good for – most of – the country’s psyche, for a time, but reality should never be denied for too long.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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