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Tuesday, 12 December 2017


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I must confess Mike my artistic appreciation levels have not yet reached the level of sophistication required to understand this body of work, however I look forward to reading others comments as it is never too late to learn and improve one's tastes in these matters.

I don't like poetry and I didn't care for this. Some of use are more intellectual while others are more visceral. Nothing here grabbed me by the throat.

This looks more like something I'd enjoy Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964 https://www.amazon.com/Henri-Cartier-Bresson-Mexican-Notebooks-1934-1964/dp/050054199X In 1934 HCB was still openly a surrealist.

And Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers https://www.amazon.com/Henri-Cartier-Bresson-Writings-Photography-Photographers/dp/0893818755/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0893818755&pd_rd_r=D21F0KWMHF947R127YSP&pd_rd_w=R0CaU&pd_rd_wg=ZDq86&psc=1&refRID=D21F0KWMHF947R127YSP

I think these are great. I've always been interested in carefully-ordered sequences of things: good photobooks, good exhibitions of photographs and, of course, albums (of songs).

But (there has to be a but) I was really annoyed by the presentation. This may be browser-dependent, but for me (with what is, sadly, now a slightly non-mainstream browser -- Firefox) I had to adjust the browser window so I only saw one picture at a time (because I really don't want to see the edge of the next/previous picture and then laboriously scroll to see the next picture and adjust it to be right. That was just off-putting.

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