Embarcadero de noche: Why?

New Seeds of Contemplation

"There can be an intense egoism in following everybody else. People are in a hurry to magnify themselves by imitating what is popular-and too lazy to think of anything better. Hurry ruins saints as well as artists. They want quick success, and they are in such haste to get it that they cannot take time to be true to themselves. And when the madness is upon them, they argue that their very haste is a species of integrity."

Thomas Merton,  New Seeds of Contemplation


“For me, process alone almost never makes a good or interesting photograph. Process is not enough. [...] A good photograph is a good photograph in such a way that the process itself might be an integral part of it, but it’s not the focal point. In other words, the moment you can almost separate out the image from the process [...] you’re in trouble: Suddenly, the process itself becomes part of what is being evaluated.” 
JM Colberg



“ In the right light, I will cast a shadow, and in having a shadow I will also have an outline that can indicate my "abstract" presence, like a corpse that the police have walked and talked and chalked around and taken off to coronate. This silhouette from which my "shape" will be taken, like my elongating or retreating shade upon a sunny lawn, won't be called "an abstraction," however; it will merely be my silhouette or shadow.”

Excerpt From: William H. Gass & Michael Eastman. “Abstractions Arrive.”