DescriptionThis image from the Oregon Coast coupled with the beautiful words of Antonio Porchia offers the inspiration to move forward and beyond. Antonio Porchia (November 13, 1885 to November 9, 1968) was an Argentinian poet. He was born in Conflenti, Italy, but, after the death of his father in 1900, moved to Argentina. He wrote a Spanish book entitled Voces ('Voices'), a book of aphorisms. One of his aphorisms is highlighted here: 'When I do not walk in the clouds, I walk as though I am lost.'
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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