Sunny对《It's What I Do》的笔记(1)

It's What I Do
  • 书名: It's What I Do
  • 作者: Lynsey Addario
  • 副标题: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
  • 页数: 368
  • 出版社: Penguin Press
  • 出版年: 2015-2-5
  • 第38页
    He articulated what I had been trying to intuit. He taught me how to read light. He taught me the power of the sun at a low angle in the sky just after sunrise or before sunset to illuminate the world in that golden, magical way with long, dancing shadows. He talked of how a shaft of light fell onto a street corner in between buildings. He explained how to enter a room and look for the light by a window, or from a door slightly ajar. He taught me about composition. He showed contextual information - something that lent the image a sense of place.
    More than anything, he taught me the art of patience. Cameras introduce tension. People are aware of the pwer of a camer, and this instinctively makes most subjects uncomfortable and stiff. But Bebeto taught me to linger in a place long enough, without photographing, so that people grew comfortable with me and the camera's presence. A perfect photograph is almost impossible; a good one is hard enough. Sometimes the light is there, but the subjects is in the wrong place, and the composition doesn't work. Sometimes the light is perfect, but the subject isuncomfortable, and his awkwardness shows. I learned how difficult it is to put all the elements in place.
    p21
    But I have faith, as I've always had, that if I work hard enough, care enough, and love enough in all areas of my life, I can create and enjoy a full life. PHotography has haped the way I look at the world; it has taught me to look beyond myself and capture the world outside. It's also taught me to cherish the life I return to when I put the camera down.
    Journalists can sound grandiose when they talk about their profession. Some of us are adrenaline junkies; some of us are escapists; some of us do wreck our personal lives and hurt those who love us most. This work can destroy people. I have seen so many friends and colleagues become unrecognizable from trauma: short-tempered, sleepless, and alienated from friends. But after years of witnessing so much suffering in the world, we find it hard to acknowledge that lucky, free, prsperous people like us might be suffering, too. We feel more comfortable in the darkest places than we do back home, where life seems too simple and too easy. We don't listen to that inner voice that says it is time to take a break from documenting other people's lives and start building our own.
    Under it all, however, are the things that sustain us and bring us together: the privilege of witnessing things that others do not; an idealistic belief that a photograph might affect people's souls; the thrill of creating art and contributing to the world's database of knowledge. When I return home and rationally consider the risks, the choices are difficult. But when I am doing my work, I am alive and I am me. It's what I do. I am sure there are other versions of happiness, but this one is mine.
    2019-01-10 10:58:00 回应

Sunny的其他笔记  · · · · · ·  ( 全部288条 )

Trick Mirror
7
Nobody's Victim
1
American Predator
2
Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
1
Leaving the Witness
2
Writing to Persuade
1
Exhalation: Stories
4
Coders
3
The Orchid and the Dandelion
3
Savage Feast
2
Sidewalk
1
Reviving Ophelia
1
Remember It!
1
The Beautiful Cure
4
Notorious RBG
1
Of Love & War
1
American Like Me
1
Atomic Habits
1
Born a Crime
1
The White Darkness
1
How to Be a Good Creature
1
为什么精英这样用脑不会累
1
Eating with Your Anorexic
1
聆听父亲
1
Waiting
1
I'm Ok, You're Ok
1
乐未央
1
从星空到心灵
1
花儿与少年
1
美国故事
1
季羡林自传
1
没有一条道路是重复的
1
季羡林读书与做人
1
盖特露德
1
Wintergirls
1
我的阿勒泰
1
山河入梦
1
The Elephant in the Brain
1
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
1
旧时光的味道
1
I for Imagine
1
Ansel Adams
1
Brave Girl Eating
1
Almost Anorexic
1
The Back of the Napkin
1
The Shack
1
Every Last One
3
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
2
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder
1
Black Box Thinking
4
Tiny Beautiful Things
1
Bad Blood
1
How to Think
1
Us Against You
2
Beauty in the Broken Places
2
Better
2
How to Change Your Mind
1
Food Rules
1
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
1
The Talent Code
1
Why You Eat What You Eat
1
Mind Over Mood
1
Girls & Sex
1
Thinking in Bets
4
The Culture Code
4
Skin in the Game
1
12 Rules for Life
1
Good Dog. Stay.
1
Exit West
8
The Checklist Manifesto
4
The Humans
1
Daring Greatly
1
Everything Happens for a Reason
4
Wild
2
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
1
Nonviolent Communication
1
Complications
8
我的职业是小说家
2
Lab Girl
4
Stumbling on Happiness
8
Staying Connected To Your Teenager
3
The Microbiome Diet
4
The Economists' Diet
2
How to Raise an Adult
1
Untangled
3
Subliminal
2
Pre-Suasion
1
Boundaries
5
Boundaries with Teens When to Say Yes, How to Say No
2
By the Book
8
Why Buddhism is True
5
The Happiness Trap
1
Win Bigly
3
Altered Traits
3
Stay with Me
1
Light the Dark
3
Saint Anything
2
Misbehaving
4
You Can Do Anything
3
Little Fires Everywhere
2
The Glass Castle
1
Search Inside Yourself
1
Flowers for Algernon
5
Irresistible
3
Option B
1
另一个世界
3
Everybody Lies
1
When Breath Becomes Air
2
A Dog's Journey
2
Books for Living
1
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
1
A Dog's Purpose
9
The Course of Love
4
Let's Take the Long Way Home
2
百年孤独
4
一个园丁的一年
3
冬牧场
3
菊与刀
1
青春期
1
Strange Stones
11
读库1205
2
羊道·深山夏牧场
3
父后七日
4
我们心中的怕和爱
1
身份的焦虑
1
打工旅行
2
我们为什么旅行
3
Factory Girls
4
灶下书
1
追随她的旅程
1
一个游荡者的世界
1
走夜路请放声歌唱
1