In case you are new to this space, SOOJ means straight out of the journal. Unphotographable is s what I call the moments I try to capture with paper and pen when the camera fails me. Want to play along?
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Another unphotographable moment:
Richard Avedon exhibit - SF MOMA
Three pretty girls, probably late teens, very casually dressed in jeans and t-shirts. All of them standing in slack-jawed wonder gazing at Avedon's portrait of Marilyn Monroe. After a few silent seconds, they all reach into their pockets and pull out cameras and cell phones. Trying to capture a little bit of Marilyn for their own lives, a little bit of her incredible glamour.
They don't know yet that they have a beauty all their own.
Photograph by Richard Avedon. I wish you could see it as I did. Huge - like eight feet by eight feet. Huge.