I’ve been sitting on something for a while because I didn’t know how or even if I should share it. But, I think it’s important and while I won’t share it in its entirety, I would like to share a portion of it because as I said, I think it’s important — both for me to say and maybe for you to hear. It all centers around a conversation I had with Adrianne that was one of if not the most difficult conversations we’ve ever had. It started with a podcast I was listening to which was a terrific interview with a conflict photojournalist named Giles Penfound. I was telling Adrianne about it and told her that when I was in high school, I thought seriously about becoming a photojournalist—specifically a combat photojournalist after seeing some of the work of Larry Burrows—and that photojournalism was one of the two types of photography that I was most drawn to.
A British sculptor known as Anna & the Willow makes beautiful large scale outdoor sculptures out of rods of willow, which she then places in the forest near her North Yorkshire studio.
Can art be so beautiful that it makes you ill? According to an article in The Guardian, yes, provided you’re in Florence and looking at Renaissance art. It’s called Stendahl syndrome and apparently there are cases dating back to 1817 and a man is currently recovering from a heart attack in a Florence hospital after gazing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
If you’re a fan of street photography, take a look at In-Sight, a short film by street photographer Nick Turpin, which profiles 10 photographers from the In-Sight collective on why they are drawn to shooting street.