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SIFNOS, CYCLADES - WRITING WITH LIGHT
I’ve always been inspired by the Cyclades.
Writing with light? Let’s go to the Greek roots of the word photography - φωτός (phōtós), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) writing - Photography - Φωτογραφία.
How to explain the feeling I had of elation during my recent trip to Sifnos? Maybe Henri Cartier-Bresson, who’d photographed the island back in 1961 felt the same way? This is how he describes a photograph:
“A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.”
Keywords: Aegean, Brenda Turnnidge, chiaroscuro, Cyclades, Greece, Greek island, Henri Cartier-Bresson, light in photography, Mediterranean, Sifnos, Writing with light
Épuré, lumineux, sans trace humaine... Magistral. Brenda se ressource dans une beauté classique et habitée. Et nous avec.
A study in simplicity and serenity. Gorgeous and moving. Thanks Brenda.
Yes you’ve certainly captured the beauty of the Cyclades. One of my favourite places on earth.
Fabulous, Brenda xx
I love the sky lines. I think my favourite image is the last one.
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