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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Real Work

Dark OceanDark Ocean posted by lily
The Real Work
It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
~ Wendell Berry ~
(Collected Poems)

For Brian whose continued presence in this world is the bright hope of palpable grace on an ephemeral and overcast day. I know that you will miss Jay,  your husband and life partner of 30 years, more than words can ever express.  He was loved by so many who continue to remember him in their hearts.  Thinking of you today and in the days ahead my friend. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just Now

Kerekes After the Storm x_GUR1812-01

from  his series “Termeszet” ©2012 Istvan Kerekes

Just Now

In the morning as the storm begins to blow away
the clear sky appears for a moment and it seems to me
that there has been something simpler than I could ever
simpler than I could have begun to find words for
not patient not even waiting no more hidden
than the air itself that became part of me for a while
with every breath and remained with me unnoticed
something that was here unnamed unknown in the days
and the nights not separate from them
not separate from them as they came and were gone
it must have been here neither early nor late then
by what name can I address it now holding out my thanks

~ W.S. Merwin ~

(The Pupil)

About the Photographer

Istvan Kerekes

I have been a photographer since 2007. My favourite subject is The Man. I would like to show the souls behind the faces. Everyone has feelings, everybody loves and breathes. My subjects are usually ordinary people. My main aim is to show their personalities through my images. One of William Albert Allard’s thoughts on photos and photography is just like mine, I truly believe in it: “The good portrait is about the eye, the look, since the human soul is reflected in it the most purely.”When taking photos it is my heart that leads me. After I have tuned to the subject I act instinctively.

~Istvan Kerekes

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*Copyrighted images are posted with kind permission of the photographer.

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