Eîdos comes from the Greek word meaning: something seen, the shape and form of ideas that form distinctive expression of a culture or social group. Here we explore the way ideas take their shape and form through the arts.
Reports of pipe bombs and the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue yesterday dominate my thoughts today and bring me to my emotional knees in sorrow.
When the daily news is too heartbreaking to bear I am reminded of what Ansel Adams once said… “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
I made this image in downtown today while on a quiet walk with with my wife. It is the warmth of her hand and the beauty of Autumn that restores my spirit.
I made these images a couple of years ago while walking around in San Francisco near Coit Tower. My friend was taking me downtown to visit one the oldest surviving structure in the city, Mission Delores. Just as we were leaving a wedding party showed up and I caught 8 musicians walking along the sidewalk. Three of the musicians paused outside for a break and I approached them with my retro Twin Lens Reflex and asked them for permission to make a portrait of them. I don’t speak spanish and I think most of the communication occurred with a simple gesture of me pointing and holding up my camera with a smile.