|Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.|
For more inspirational photos this week, please visit: Wordless Wednesday, Image-in-ing, and Through My Lens
Amateur snapshots are the “folk art” of photography. Snapshots represent a world we instinctively know, while reminding us of the special—and often peculiar—nature of camera vision.
These simple images embody a spirit of affection, curiosity and play. They reflect the familiar rhythms of everyday life—the events and motifs lovingly recorded generation after generation. They also represent a rich tradition of pictorial invention—a result, variously, of intention, mistake and chance. Tilted horizons, awkward intrusions and oddly cropped or off-center subjects are common in snapshots, as are the effects of blur, faulty focus and double exposure.
Now, at the end of photography’s analog era, artists and collectors are studying these works with new respect as a key aspect of modern visual culture.
|Art thrives on a difference of opinion. |
My treasure is your junk sort of thing. Life would be dull if we all agreed.
|We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy,|
even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
~ E. B. White
|My French "sister" and me|
|An inheritance from Mom's vast angel collection|
For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go
~ Psalm 91:11 (TLB)
|The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take.|
(Psalm 37:23 - TLB)