Archive for the ‘Susan Sontag’ Category

Richardson’s Geranium Wildflower — Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Richardson's geranium (1 of 1) art-Edit-3-art-72.jpgRichardson’s Geranium Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

If literature has engaged me as a project, first as a reader,
then as a writer, it is an extension of my sympathies to
other selves, other domains, other dreams, other worlds, other territories.

— Susan Sontag

(I’m currently reading Benjamin Moser’s latest book, “Sontag — Her Life and Work.) 

Bee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower   Leave a comment

Southerland TrailBee On A Desert Chicory Wildflower — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The primitive notion of the efficacy of images
presumes that images possess the qualities of real things,
but our inclination is to attribute real things the quality of images.”

— Susan Sontag

The Photographer   Leave a comment

kenne SCVN Hike 007-Edit-2-art-72-2The Photographer — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“In America,
the photographer is not simply
the person who records the past,
but the one who invents it.”

— Susan Sontag

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies–Photo-Artistry   4 comments

Two-Tailed Swallowtail (1 of 1) grunge Art blogTwo-Tailed Swallowtail Butterflies — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality,
and eventually in one’s own.

— Susan Sontag

Trail Through Mountain Meadow Grass   5 comments

Italian Springs 2013Trail Through Mountain Meadow Grass — Digital Art by kenne

The primitive notion of the efficacy of images presumes
that images possess the qualities of real things, but our
inclination is to attribute to real things the qualities of images.

— Susan Sontag

Desert Blossom Digital Art   5 comments

Prickly Pear Blossom-1785 Art blogDesert Blossom — Digital Art by kenne

The possession of a camera can inspire something akin to lust.

— Susan Sontag

Greater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest   3 comments

Nesting Roadrunner blogGreater Roadrunner Sitting On Nest In A Cholla Cacti — Image by kenne

A capitalist society requires a culture based on images.
It needs to furnish vast amounts of entertainment in order to
stimulate buying and anesthetize the injuries of class, race, and sex.”

—  from “On Photography” by Susan Sontag

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