Everything is Beautiful

“I’m not that obsessed with making representations of ugliness. Everything I’ve seen is beautiful.”  ~ Otto Dix

I found this quote earlier, and I thought it expressed how I tend to look at life through the view finder!    I like the juxtaposition of old and new, life gently weaving through the jagged edges of history.



9 comments on “Everything is Beautiful”
  1. Beautiful quote and photography. Since I have started taking pictures I see things in a whole new perspective. It has made my life so much more interesting. Ill have to watch the documentary!

    1. Thanks, Morgan! I am interested in finding that documentary as well.

  2. Mike says:

    Nice shot. I like the composition, colors, and the general idea of it. But… were those windows broken before you got there? 😉

    1. Ha! The day I was taking these photos I was trying to sneak around NSH (on the off limits side), and throwing rocks at the windows probably would have attracted too much attention. 🙂 And you know? There wasn’t an unbroken window in that section!

      1. Mike says:

        One of these days I need to get you or David to show me how to find the off-limits parts of NSH.

  3. Love the quote Jolene. 😀 Oh yeah, really like the photo too!Sweet greens!

    1. Thanks, David – another good NSH find!

  4. Something which I thought of after reading your statement of tending to look at life through the view finder . . .

    I saw a documentary a while back about the American photographer Annie Leibovitz. I can’t remember the exact wording, but in it she says that as a child their family travelled a lot, and that she saw the world in the “frame” provided by the car window. That that was when she got a sense for what would make a good photo.

    1. I’ll have to look for that documentary. I remember something similar from my childhood. My mom and dad took us on a lot of road trips in the summers, and I spent many hours looking at landscapes through the windows.

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