Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Hold – 2.18.2010

© Elisa Sighicelli

Untitled (Triangle), 2009

Elisa’s website

Elisa’s Artist Page at Gagosian Gallery

The Hold – 2.14.2010

© Diane Arbus

A Family on their Lawn One Sunday in Westchester, NY

Crossroads

I just had lunch with my oldest friend, which is one of my most-favorite things in the world. And in the course of our conversation looking forward and backward, we came to talk about crossroads. Moments in life where you know that the decisions you’re making will have huge repercussions, and those other times when something happens and it changes your life in ways that you never expected.

In my sophomore year of college, I finally got into a photography class and was struggling with my mediocre images. Over the fall break, I was home alone, walking downstairs, noticed some nice light in our partially-constructed kitchen and thought I may as well use it to take a picture. Just a couple, quickly, one afternoon. But the photograph that came out of it was one of my favorites from the semester and helped convince my professor to let me into the Photo 2 class. Which led to me being a TA, majoring in the medium and working with Photography today.

I try to remember things like that when life feels stagnant. Things don’t change unless you do something. Seize the light. Do that thing you think could be interesting. You never know where it’ll lead.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

The Hold – 2.12.2010

© Dorothea Lange

White Angel Bread Line

Anthem

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

Anthem, Leonard Cohen

The Hold – 2.10.2010

© Simon Crofts

from Behind the Curtain : The Lviv Ballet

“A stampede of swans to the dressing-room. The corps de ballet must return their pachki—their tutus—to the costume department to allow the staff to get home on time.”

Portfolio on the Economist’s More Intelligent Life

Simon Crofts’s Website