“The Relationship, Not the Name” I dislike the word subject for whatever, whoever, I photograph. It is so cold, clinical – and can have a sense of being subject to me, as if I am in command, its master. Read More »
“The Yin and Yang of Relationships” "The social status of women in Egypt was quite powerful even before Cleopatra. A subtle sign of this power is the possessive, almost protective attitude of women in many Egyptian sculptures of couples, in which the wife holds the husband with both hands." Read More »
“Seeing the Other as Spirit” One cannot really love without the other being seen, felt – Known – as a manifestation of Spirit on earth. Read More »
“Mum’s Ring – Our Enso” Many times my mother’s spirit would come through and mention her ring which Suzie now wears. Mum’s ring – our Enso. Read More »
“Suzie, My Lovely Rose” "Go, lovely Rose …… That are so wondrous sweet and fair." Edmund Waller (at 85) "I envy the octogenarian poet who joined three words – Go, lovely Rose – so happily together, that he left his name to float down through Time on the wings of a phrase and a flower." Logan Pearsall Smith (at 66) Read More »
“Still Songbirds Sixty Years On” When I grew up, the trams in Sydney were double-ended, the unoccupied driver’s compartment at the rear. One morning three of us medical students – Kurt Wolf, older, worldly-wise, Morrie Rosenberg and me – were in a car behind a tram with a view of the rear compartment. In it we could see a couple – also medical students we knew. And were they ever billing and cooing! Read More »
“What To Call What I Photograph”
I’ve searched for years for the appropriate word of that which I photograph.
“Subject” makes it inferior, under me.
“Object” too cold, unfeeling.Read More »
“Fusing with the Subject”
This hand is you and your other your spouse. Bring them close together, then have them touch – and then interlock them.
You have now created a new Entity: the two of you fused as One. This is Fusion, this is Love.Read More »
“Empathy, Sympathy, and a Broken Relationship”
do you feel
They were only together a short time when she became pregnant. Here they are six years later with a boy of whom they are both so proud – and very deservedly so.
However two years after his birth they separated and only recently have returned. Both with recriminations.Read More »