Description A weather leaf in the rain, in concert with the wisdom of Marilyn Monroe, reminds us of the beauty that is our imperfection. The quote ''Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring,' is attributed to Marilyn Monroe, thought there is some skepticism as to whether she actually spoke those words. Nevertheless, whoever did was on to something.
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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