Words of wisdom...

From my photo session with the artist Caroline Coon.... pls read her beautiful words of wisdom:

“On 5th August 2016, a white male Der Spiegle journalist aged 45 asked me this, a question fixed in status quo prejudice of independent women: “And your life now, how do you feel about it? You are not married. You have not had children. Do you feel any bitterness?”*

Since I understand journalism and the limitations of print, here is a full answer to this man’s question:

“My life has been blessed. Looking back at both the splendours and miseries I can only be profoundly thankful.

I have benefited from the political and social revolutionary struggles that have provided me with many enlightened, human, civil and legal rights.

I have been free to choose whether or not to get married.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have children.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have abortions.

I have been free to choose my sexual orientations.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have lovers.

Free speech and feminism have given me the freedom to be an artist.

For women in the West there has never been a better time, my lifetime, to live.

My life has been of my own volition.

My life has been everything I wanted it to be, and more.

My life is the antonym of bitterness!

To live my life truly and effectively I gave up the idea that I could, considering my limited talent, trying with hope to better my skills, also be financially wealthy.

To live my own life according to my own independent vision was, and is, richesse a plenty – to which I owe my happiness.

And, as far as I can, for the rest of my life, I intend to support all those who are steadfastly holding on to and improving and furthering this happy, liberationist and humanist agenda.””— Caroline Coon, artist

*Verbitterung?

Caroline Coon, artist

Caroline Coon, artist

A few things I look for...

👋... here are a few things I look for when taking photos: the in between moments, beauty in the ordinary, the pauses, the spaces...

What do you look for in a photographer?

1 – Image quality/style? The quality of a photographer's portfolio should be the first thing that captures your attention. ...

2 – Personality? You put a lot of trust and faith in a photographer. ...

3 – Value for money/cost? ...

4 – Experience? ...

5 – Recommendations/Word of Mouth?.

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The Silent Revolution

“People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M Keith, The Paradoxical Commandments (The Silent Revolution)

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