- Posted September 22, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The written word: Your personal essays
What is a photo? What is life? What is a book? What is 20 years studying the great masterpieces of literature and photography?
It all means absolutely nothing: unless you value wisdom, fine art and humanity.
All life is like a heartbeat in a storm. I can give you photos of the great storms I have seen, and also of the great loves I have known (you'll never see photos of the lovers).
But as my fiend Yuseph Karsh once said, and he was one of Canada's and the world's greatest photographers: "All men see. But most men don't really see until they are in their 50's or 6'0s. Until then they are like puppies or kittens with their eyes closed. Until then, the vision has not matured."
So here you go. I have just begun to see, take photos, portray what I know with this mechanical art.
As for the rest, I leave that up to destiny.
I have no need for money nor admiration nor people who like what I do on any social media.
But for those who are friends I will try to do my best to give them something special:
And as for the rest of humanity: today's wine we drink today, tomorrow's sorrow we bear tomorrow.