Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Giacometti, artifice and reason

No new photographs for a few days. A time for looking back. Giacometti on the beach.
When I see people being photographed I watch with special interest the how they arrange their faces for the camera. A good photographer sets out to anticipate and prevent such artifice.
Many of us believe that we make decisions and hold views based on reason. Whereas it is far more likely that its is feelings which dictate our actions. Blaise Pascal's much quoted "The heart has its reasons which reason does not know" puts it another way.

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