15 March 2013

In Full Bloom












Paris - Friday 26.11.10
Photographer: Sarah Moon
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic
Issue IV (Spring/Summer 2011)

If you had to sum it up, what would you say that photography has meant to you? 
I think that it's perhaps the only way to learn how to see. It is an intensely individual vision and I think that every child should learn how to take pictures. Ten different people taking a shot of the same flower will produce ten unique images. By repetition, the image gradually becomes more precise and you slowly build up your own style - often the artist himself is not conscious of what he is doing. Words are a poor substitute for the actual photograph, which must speak for itself. You can talk about your approach, but not about the art itself. I find it difficult to grade my pictures in terms of quality, to say what is good and bad, and I have a terrible problem in choosing photographs for a book or exhibition. Possibly, this is because once a photograph has arrived, I feel that I no longer identify with it properly, because it has already led me off on a path to something else. I have progressed away from it.
[Sarah Moon in conversation with Pat Booth - full interview here]

Simply Beautiful - Arto Lindsay

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6 comments:

  1. Love the almost "painterly" quality of these photographs! I always find it interesting to see hyper-realistic paintings or drawings and then photographs that looks like paintings.

    ~F

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  2. So fascinating beautiful!Sarah Moon is the best!

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  3. Just SO amazing! Love these photos.

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  4. Sarah Moon's work is always breathtaking. And what an incredible interview! xxx

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  5. Love that acid yellow with the burgundy! She has a very interesting sensibility!

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  6. i think i know what i like but then why don't i like it later on? because we are critical, do we need to be? i guess we do to improve but then whose to say if it's better. it's confusing.

    you don't half make my brain work syed

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