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08 August 2004 @ 03:18 pm
Temperature in my house: 27°C and counting  
Today Dutch television will broadcast a programme on Henri Cartier-Bresson, the famous French photographer who died this past week. I think I may have seen it already, but I'm going to watch it anyway.
This is probably my favourite HCB photograph:

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, 1932

Last night I watched Quills, about the Marquis de Sade. A good film, I thought. And after that I was able to catch the last 20 minutes of Pulp Fiction. I had seen that one several times already, of course. Plus I own the video - which reminds me that I still want to take that IMDb Top 100 Movie List quiz. But I'll save that for another post, as it's kinda long.

Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Dazed & confused - Led Zeppelin
heartofdavidheartofdavid on August 8th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
Beautiful photograph. One thing, among many, that I know nothing about is photography. I just know if I like what I see. I like this. :)
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on August 9th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
*surprised* But you did put photography in your interests list? Or was that because you were thinking of photographs of some lovely boys who played in a certain band? ;D
heartofdavidheartofdavid on August 9th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
I'm very interested in it, just know nothing about it! LOL! I like to take photos myself, for my own pleasure, anything that catches my eye. Not so much people, but things. Some landscape stuff and just objects. Like a boat, or a fence. Hard to explain. If I take pictures when on vacation or visiting somewhere, out of all the rolls there will be by comparison, 10 photos of people, and 100 shots of 'things.' I take out a lot of books about photography from the library, but mush-brain doesn't absorb important details. Like who is the photographer. LOL! I just look and admire, make up stories in my head about what's happening in the picture.

Some music photographers I can recognize just from a glance at the photo. Koh Hasabe, who did the bulk of the amazing photos in the 1970's and 1980's for the Japanese magazines. Fin Costello, Mick Rock, Sheila Rock, but that's about it.

It's like my interest in antiques. I'm fascinated and can spend an entire day going from one shop to another. Don't know squat about anything. Love to look. And daydream about who used to own this, why the heck did someone buy that piece of ca-ca. Hardly ever buy anything, don't look for anything in particular although I like old chairs, certain types of glass, animal statuary, memorabilia. Those are the things I'm drawn to. Got a knack for finding the most expensive thing in the shop, looking at it while the owner rushes excitedly over and starts telling me all the details as my eyes glaze over. Last thing I bought in an antique shop; a small porcelain bust of Batman!

My interest in many things is amateurish and childlike, which is fine, I don't care, I'm happy. :)

And I'm always interested in pictures of lovely boys! Not so childlike then. LOL!
Mnemosyne_lethe_ on August 9th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Ah well now, I don't call that 'nothing'! It's not all about knowing technique or names (speaking of which, you know more music photographers than I do, I only recognize Fin Costello). I thought you meant you weren't really that interested in the medium.

I think being an amateur is good, professionalism often takes the fun away.

heartofdavidheartofdavid on August 10th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
Batman is about 6 inches tall and happily sits in a spot I can see when I'm on my computer. I was writing "Catch the Fall" at the time, a slasher about David and his brother Steve, and their actual last names are Batt. The story has a silly 'Batman' jokes done at the expense of their name. I went antiquing one day and spotted the statue and had to have it. Everything is weirdly connected in my life.