Category Archives: Inspirational Muse

Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity. Mary Leakey Paleoanthropologist and author Mary Leakey (born February 6, 1913) was interested in archaeology from a young age—she went on to discover a robust australopithecine fossil at Olduvai Gorge that changed the … Continue reading

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Today I’m going to start with a couple of formal definitions from the Oxford Dictionary.  Compare the following adjective Objective – (of a person or their judgment) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts: ‘historians … Continue reading

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Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance heavyweight Langston Hughes’ (born February 1, 1902) work focused on the black experience in America. He was also an originator of Jazz … Continue reading

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“How do you become a good photographer? Shoot, Shoot, Shoot! But first Learn, Learn, Learn!” – John Greengo I loved this picture of his, that white and blue in the ice and the black water contrasted with the ominous sky. … Continue reading

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I had never heard of Nan Goldin, she is an American fine-art and documentary photographer. She seems to photograph the LGBT community so the image below seems as though it would represent her work “I used to think that I … Continue reading

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I love the sentiment of today’s quote of the day “Art is what we call…the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. … Continue reading

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“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”   ― Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind’s Eye: … Continue reading

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Well a wonderful Quote of The Day for the new year “New year is a day, to tune the rhythm called SOUL, with best chords called EXPERIENCES and play the guitar called LIFE.” – Vikrmn

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A short but poignant quote from Patti Smith! The American writer, performer, and visual artist, known as “punk’s poet laureate” for her revolutionary fusion of poetry and rock. Smith’s work includes her hugely influential 1975 debut album Horses, poetry collections … Continue reading

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Sorry, I didn’t have a quote yesterday. I didn’t like the one that came and couldn’t find one I did. So today’s is from an author Kim Edwards who wrote “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” While I haven’t read it, it … Continue reading

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So another quote of the day from Ansel Adams “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”

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Today’s quote of the day applies to all things in life, but I see a particular connection to creativity. “The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!” Thea von Harbou Thea von Harbou, born December 27, 1888, was … Continue reading

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Apparently, Mahatma Gandhi had a sense of humor, in today’s quote of the day “I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”

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“A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second. ” ― Salman Rushdie

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Another quote from Robert Frank, the photographer behind the work called “The Americans” “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”  

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