Ambiguity in a photograph

I think that mysterious things happen in familiar places…. I like ambiguity in a photograph… When we do not know why aphotographer has taken a picture, and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden, we discover something that we start seeing

— Saul Leiter

I tweeted earlier this week about this monumental quote I recently discovered and how it must be shared. It is exactly how I feel about this path I’m heading. I don’t know how to quite describe it but I’m fascinated by just pressing that shutter. Its almost like something has drained my sometimes impulsive urges to photograph the streets of Miami and all of a sudden I’m awaken to new a reality. A reality, I think Daido Moriyama found out a long time ago and hence his great body of work chronicling his reality:

For me, photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality.

— Daido Moriyama

2 thoughts on “Ambiguity in a photograph

  1. this couple of images show me how deep your knowledge about life, photography, human expressions goes. Your work is an inspiration and your understanding of new technologies is an example of were to head our steps to.

    1. Thanks for the humbling commentary but really I’m no different than you. I’m far from a technical shooter and more on style. You, on the other hand demonstrate a wide range of technical knowledge and your images are all a work of documentary art. I’ll go as far as to say that you are in a league of your own in Cuba. Gracias por tus palabras Jose.

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