If the world around you isn’t inspiring you, perhaps it’s time to get closer. Much, much closer. You’ll find light, lines, and moments there that you’ve never seen before.
Maybe it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
In a way I liked it. I was reminded of a scene from Daido Moriyama’s documentary. Diary of a Stray Dog. He was walking through a part of Tokyo that looked seemingly deserted. He seemed at home there. He photographed what he saw. Everything’s art, everything’s a memory.
The GRD takes you where no camera can, it smells the dirt of the street and is always hungry for more.
In a lifetime, a father can provide a son with many things: a home, food, support, advice and opportunity are just a few of them, but the gift of a Leica might just be one of the most important.
Every image feels more vivid, every step more pronounced. I used to see faces. I see details now. I see actions and mannerisms.
Photos are not only the images you consciously take . . . once you recognize them as photos, these are photos.
Daido Moriyama “Stray Dog of Tokyo”