Ralph Gibson, my favorite photographer, worked for both Dorothea Lange and Robert Franks, not too shabby. In showing some of his early photos to Lange, she remarked that he didn’t seem to have any “point of departure” in his photography, meaning no starting point or overriding connective theme to the series of photos he showed her. He went on to self publish three books that were combined later into what was called, The Black Trilogy, my favorite photo book. All of these books had their own concept or theme that he tried to depict through mostly unrelated images.
It seems that I rarely have a specific concept or theme, that point of departure, when creating my zines. Clearly the last zine had that going for it, with the random combining of words, but it is the exception I think.
I have mostly been just shooting at random lately, trying out different lenses or different effects. I have some words, but I’m not sure what sort of images I want to pair with them. I seem to be waiting for the point of departure to be revealed to me. Here are some of those recent shots.
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