Expectations Can Blind Us

“It’s a refrain I keep repeating only because I keep re-learning it myself and I can’t be the only one dense enough to need a reminder. Expectations can blind us.”

David duChemin in Safari, A Monograph

I suspect this applies as well to life in general as much as it does to photography. So wise, this one is.


The Last Roll

Mama Took My Kodachrome Away

It’s sad to see the end of such an important and iconic era. I’m very pleased to see it celebrated rather than just fading into the night. And Steve McCurry is a good choice to have shoot the last roll.

Why not celebrate along?

The Kodachrome Project

“Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

A Tribute to Kodachrome by Kodak

Kodachrome on Wikipedia

I for one hope film never does die out. Digital is great, but film is still great and no one makes a digital sensor as big as the 60mm x 70mm negative I get from an old Mamiya RB67.

Advice on Learning from Buddha

Believe nothing merely because you have been told it, or because it is tradition, or because you yourself have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for him. But whatever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings, believe and cling to that doctrine, and take it as your guide.