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Old 17th May 2019
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Re: Ralph Gibson: an exhibition of his work

Originally Posted by Ricoh View Post
[If you can I would suggest listening to Ralph Gibson explaining why he 'shoots' in B&W.]

But honestly, and more importantly, how many of us go out shooting with 'a point of departure', or like me walk around waiting for the picture to present itself?
I still donít really understand the supposed advice from Dorothea Lange to Gibson regarding having a point of departure. Well I know what it means but she also said that if she knew in advance what she was going to shoot that she would find that very limiting. I think the point is that we probably ought to just follow our instincts and just do what feels right, register the advice of others but preserve our individuality. I prefer randomness and the unexpected, but itís not that black and white.

The beauty of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by periods of anxiety
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