Of photography and blindness

"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind." 

Events of late have shown me just how true these august words written by Dorothea Lange are.  We never know what the future may bring.  The past is gone; the future has not yet arrived. 

All we have is the present moment.  We should live and photograph as if that's all there is - because it could very well be all there is.  As the late Edward Abbey once said, "Ain't none of us gettin' out of here alive."  Given that fact, we should live accordingly.


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