Thursday, September 28, 2006

A chair for contemplation...

Shadows getting longer; days getting shorter as we near October. Cool mornings, warm afternoons lately. Time for contemplation.

Newsweek is featuring Annie Leibovitz, whose new book of photography has just been published. Sounds like an introspective retrospective, with a mix of shots of the famous and personal photos from Leibovitz's own life. A sampling in the article includes Mick Jagger, Nelson Mandela, (the pregnant) Demi Moore, Bill Gates, and Leibovitz's children, her parents, and Susan Sontag. Leibovitz is the one who took the infamous photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

The power of photos. As a kid, I used to study Life Magazine; I learned a lot about the world through those images.

Now, through the power of the internet, more and more photographers are sharing their images. If you go to, you'll find an amazing variety of photos; from big city scenes, to placid countryside; from family/friend snapshots to haunting portraits.

In these colorful days of autumn, grab a camera, go on a walk, take whatever catches your spirit. What better way to contemplate the change of seasons...

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