photographs

William Blake

Scans from Prints 17

Banyan Tree. Temple. Junagadh, Gujerat,India. 1995. Platinum-palladium print on (Wyndstone) vellum from 8×10 inch negative. [see full scan] It is like seeing a ghost. Everything in this print is almost there, fully there and not at all what I ...

Blake: The Dragon Series

Split. Dragon Forming (from The Dragon Series) Gold print on Fabriano 5 from 11×14 negative This set of work came from Rainer Maria Rilke’s and William Blake’s symbolization of the dragon: a creature that guards great treasures, and if ...

Blake, Hafiz and Magic

Magic: Floating (from the series, ‘Magic’). 1989 Platinum-palladium print on Fabriano 5  from 8×10 inch negative I had a long conversation today about magic, and that the experience of magic (spectacle, awe, wonder, questioning without ...

Blake and Brodsky

Wire Ball, Burray, Orkney. Platinum-palladium print on Van Gelder Simili Japon from 8×10 negative referring to the previous post about Sontag and boredom, and adding this: “You are insignificant because you are finite. Yet the more finite a ...

Blake and Sontag

From Maria Popova’z excellent and inspiring blog, brainpickings.org, this one of several entries related to Susan Sontag’s diaries, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980: Function of boredom. Good + bad ...

Blake – Magic: Spiral

Magic: Spiral. Lynchburg, TN. 1989 Platinum-palladium print on Fabriano 5 from 8×10 negative PRINCIPLE 1st That the Poetic Genius is the true Man. and that the body or outward form of Man is derived from the Poetic Genius. Likewise that the forms of ...

Blake and Zen

Tree. Sumo Ring. Suwa, Japan. 1995 Platinum-palladium print on vellum from 8×10 negative. Amazingly, and nodding while reading Kathleen Raine’s book about Blake, I find some astonishing affinities with zen. …”Blake, in the lucidity ...