Friday, 5 March 2010

Shift



The astonishing urban chaos is more tolerable if you shift your focus from any purported meaning or wholeness, allow what you see to separate out into pattern, colours, shapes, signs. (all these within yards of my office)

4 comments:

Fire Bird said...

I love all the different shapes, textures, energies going on. Yes, the city...

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

These are wonderful, Jean. What you say is very much the kind of thing that was going through my mind when looking at the landscape in Tavira. And your third photo down, of the tree branches and windows, is almost identical to one I took, which I'll post on the Blaug, with yours, if I may.

Dale said...

Oh yes. The city can be very oppressive if you don't have the knack of soft-focus attention, dropping your perception of what everyone wants you to see, and seeing what's there, instead. As an artifact the city is usually tiresome, but as a natural phenomenon it's endlessly beautiful and inspiring.

Kasturi said...

your photos are wonderful, jean.