Pointing my Way
So, a concept piece was developed associating the instrument(the torchlight) that showed me the way when My father and brothers walked the streets of our village at night. Electricity had not reached our village at the time.
I was an individual in front of him admitting my weakness like the other person a lady, and who admitted the same to him and he was very kind and helpful to her. I can say her ethnic group because I visited both her and the so called mentor's site. But I prefer to let that rest here.
The remarks attributed to him and was posted on my site were:-terrible website(but based on his comments, in a matter of seconds, he navigated the whole site (the alert came right after I made the request ;a sign in facility was something used,then)- so I might be able to say that the site was responsive), offensive prices, awful compositions, sell your cameras and go take some courses, and get out his organization(my emphasis) PPA were all part of his disparaging comments(the adjective, disparaging, was used by a staff member of my web host at the time).
I was just interested in educating myself. And I saw the LIBRARY of the university as a comfort zone - taking the offensive quirks of some clowns who believed that they were so bright and did not need to see much books, yet ,stayed at the institution longer than the duration prescribed to their stay there.
Susan Craig saw this in me and attempted to guide me from overdoing this. I can say this because in her workshops-her method of teaching i.e. not talking down to you like most did at the time. She used to give me the reason why certain books were not listed as recommended reading on her list when I spoke of them at these workshops.
I was not saved from this. But, if you can understand a little of me you would know that an equal retort would occur and that strained the lecturer-student relationship for the remainder of the course.
But it did not hinder me from requesting a recommendation from her after I completed my degree. I believed at the time that it would not be for what people used recommendations for ,but for my edification of myself.
You see, no matter our strained relationship I believed she would give a comprehensive assessment of me that I can use for the rest of my career. That was my own evaluation of her and I remembered, while growing up my brilliant brother was always very frank and honest with me when our relationship was strained.
Of course it was put in more colorful and proper language of her stature and one, if my memory served me correctly, who attended the University of Cambridge. But I don't think I was off in representing the intent of her advice.
In a short space of time Photography has positioned me to understand much of me and the people around me and now after living on this planet for the 3 score, I can safely say. YES I AM SEEING THE LIGHT BETTER NOW. I REALLY DIDN'T GLASSES, JUST PHOTOGRAPHY.
That is a joke, of course.
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