Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who Are You?


The consciousness behind the lens, the eye of god? Or just the caprice of a friend, a house-mate with nothing to say, hoping that the camera will create its own eloquent expression.

And what of this moment, a visual aspect captured to what end? Will it disappear, or just lie dormant for years, only to resurface in some new context, in some unimagined medium for the eyes of those yet unborn?


Are those the looks of distrust, doubt, disgust or merely impatience with the cook, whose pancakes still aren't ready?

Will they be burnt again?

By Professor Batty



10 Comments:

Blogger lab munkay said...

Ever check out this site Batty?
http://www.foundmagazine.com/


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... just like my blog, except the things they find are in the real world, not in my head!


Blogger Rose said...

Hope you're planning on telling us about your trip, PB, when you return, and that you'll have pictures. I'm wondering if you two will be canoe camping? Canoing from one camping spot to another, taking all your gear with you? Fixed at one camp area, with canoing from there? And why would anyone want to camp and canoe in such cold weather anyway? Or is it not that cold yet? Are the mosquitos dead yet? Your public awaits...


Blogger Professor Batty said...

rose- Yes- we'll be emulating the voyageurs, canoing, portaging, camping. It should be reasonable weather (40-50 during the day, dropping to the thirties at night- sort of like Iceland, no?) and we plan to go about 40 miles in 3 or four days staying at a different camp site each night. This is a little jaunt for my son, he's taken trips of over 500 miles in length! The bugs are gone. I'll give you my impressions if/when I return.


Blogger Rose said...

Sounds...adventurous. Maybe an Ed Abbey book would be a good take-along. Is that you in the pic, the blond guy?


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... I was the photographer, for reading material I think I'll bring The Fish Can Sing...


Blogger Rose said...

Oooooooooooooh. Will this be your second time? Are you giving careful consideration to the November deadline and your list?


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... I've already started on my Laxness rating post, I'm bringing Fish along to see if the BWCAW fish will sing along ;-)


Blogger Rose said...

Hey PB. Is November 30 a big day, like your birthday or something? If not, December 10th is:

Halldór Laxness's speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1955

I'm thinking here in Richmond we might have a congratulatory Laxness feast. Of course you have access to more Icelandic food in MN than we do. But we could do our best.

Maybe that would be a good day for "The List"? I will try to get a survey plug in for my blog to get other people's favorites...or maybe you have already tried one out?


Blogger Professor Batty said...

... sounds great! December 10th it is!

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