11.02.2012

another photographer from my class, Art Movements through Photography - one of the greats, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. this week we talked about him in the context of Abstract photography - not a movement per se, but an influential visual style. he was a highly prolific and versatile artist, working with photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and kinetic and light art. he heavily influenced many movements and rarely adhered to just one set of ideals, but he was a devoted advocate and visionary for the young medium of photography and its importance in our new visual communication and culture. he was also an innovator in photography education and was faculty at the Bauhaus. 

'The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do'. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment."    - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Moholy-Nagy. 1936

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talking with you.
about the state of the world.
and where we fit in.
crunching leaves...


...
moving through. simply.


.....
airplane graveyard.
you stand among the ruins.
delicate and hopeful and young. busted up fuselage. your dress so fitted and pressed.
motionless. burned out wings.
not knowing if the remains are yours.
injured girl.
rusting yellow metal in heaps. lush green grass grows around you. as the bright country sun lights up your hair.
sun flare obscures your face and shoulder.
but you remain.
a giant among the battered pieces.
of this airplane graveyard.
and your world.

once we were best friends. without even knowing.
it's your turn to turn off the light.

once we were alike. without even knowing.
watching thunderstorms on the patio.

once we were confidantes. without even knowing.
we didn’t know what secrets were.

once we were happy. without even knowing.
that goodness meant we were together.



grow
. you whispered. i heard it. i am sure.

grow. i whispered back. on the breeze that blew between us.

grow. i feel it. but i sit here in defiance.

grow. you know it. and you thrust out your shoots, without intention.

grow. i want it. but i am swimming in the thickest sea.

grow. you must. so you reach through the power lines for your sky.

grow. i can. but these tendrils hold me to this merciless earth.

grow. you will. and i’ll look for shelter below you.

grow. i will. but first let me rest my body against you.

grow. you have. and i cannot imagine this world without you.

grow. i am trying. but i cannot keep up with you.

grow. you show me. let me learn from your strength.

grow. i whispered. did i hear it? i am sure.

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