Maria Burns is my next door neighbor…literally….and a photographer….and an erstwhile student at the International Center of Photography here in New York….Maria is Swiss and a finer neighbor one could not have…i just took this picture tonight after returning to NYC from the Carolina shore…..so i was leaving home and coming home at the same time…..as happens here in the Kibbutz, folks just pop their heads in to say howdy…mighty small town feel the Kibbutz…..so just as i was trying to edit something for Burn, in walks Maria….
saying that she couldn’t stay long, because she ,”i have to do my homework”….
in any case, what would you do?? yes, damn right, you take a picture….any old picture..right??
now i want at some point in time to photograph Maria seriously for the “You Made Me Leave” book i am doing…this was just a “warm up” picture…a print to give to Maria…..neither of us is “loose enough yet” for the real thing…but, this is part of the process….and i will show you what eventually comes out of it….
by the way, Maria is a professional “hugger” (see YouTube link below)….i think we could all use one….
what is the point of this post???
why am i not announcing the EPF grant finalists?
yes, ok ok , i will announce the EPF finalists soonest…i am not trying to tease, i am just behind…so, my usual plea for patience will i hope not fall on deaf ears….i should be able to announce the finalists to be juried for the EPF by next week…so, that will be my next post under Dialogue….
well, there really is not much point to this post except it is just in the spirit of “journal” or “diary”…and i have a pretty good photo diary of snapshots of family and friends as above from the time i was 13 to just a few minutes ago when i made this photo…and maybe i just wanted some excuse to write tonight and keep it “light tonight” on our forum…while our number one preoccupation is viewing the work of some young photographers here on Burn, the phenomenon of Burn is that so many of us have become such good friends in “real life”…our virtual world has become the real world…cool huh?? …and something that none of us know about yet will happen here on BURN and with our community and the work produced…
we are going to have a tiny little notch in photo history….i believe in that kinda stuff….
i think there are few of us who do not feel the magic in full throttle ,thundering down the road….and while there has never been an intent here to create some kind of social site, the BURN crowd exists in reality …. worldwide…many of you reading this know this to be absolute…of course the writers here form a bit of a dysfunctional family…pretty obvious….doors get slammed……arguing is heard…..yet, the laughter is raucous….life/photoraphy is talked about in a special way…the best of Burn will make us all proud…..the respect runs deep……everybody sits down for dinner….nobody really leaves home…..
maybe that is the point of this post…maybe i was just trying to say ..welcome home…..