Method or Mindset

Old work surfaces from boxes and prompts another look. Seemingly at random, flipping through boxes, I pull prints out to place on the studio table. Just what strikes me, without seeming reason or awareness.

This time, I’ve put them into ‘method’ or ‘mindset’ groups. Several of these are from 1970; none are more recent than 2017. The oldest are the figures, which I saw/see as more line than life, although the model probably felt, even feels, differently about.

This slide set is given the same treatment, but subject makes them different, even out of place. A disrupted set.

the second show is all treated the same, but the imagery is such that a mindset is applied.

with color we gain another factor; is it a palette being worked, or is it some element of shape that makes the folio from the box. Notice the blue; bold, or very subtle (hiding in the black).

None of these are finished; worked out. They are being worked on. There are also about 8 orphans on the table that haven’t been posted.

Camera Clod

“The Perfect Way is only difficult for those who pick and choose; Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.

Make a hairbreadth difference, and Heaven and Earth are set apart; If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease;”

Jianzhi Sengcan  & Bruce Lee

The quote is used by current advocates of psych-splaining morality; with charts, and drawings of Men in Manchu costume.

It isn’t illustrated using the fighting figure of Bruce Lee, the importer of this mannerism. The path of the Camera Club Clods is to sound the horn without anyone hearing.