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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sepia Saturday 23 March 2013

"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light." - Leonardo da Vinci

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."- Emile Zola

From - 1937 Film Version "The Life of Emile Zola"
He was an influential French novelist.

Apparently as rumor has it, Emile Zola was also a behind the scenes photographer in his day.

May I present, Emile Zola taking pictures.


Just look at everything and anything, as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.

Taken in Washington D.C.

There they sit, two photographers with their trusty hand-held cameras safely in their hands while being perched ever so dangerously on a roof.

I know you are surely beginning to wonder where I'm taking our theme this week?  Out on the edge so to speak.  My time for blogging much too short. 

Not to mention how incredible Emile Zola's quotes have been.  Perhaps you'll agree how fitting his quotes are even today, as you read more of his quotes along the way.

Photographer taking picture of a group with donkey on a crowded beach in Atlantic City N. J.  The card in the lady's hand reads, "I could stay in Atlantic City forever."

Sometimes, you just never know what some folks take to the beach.  But just so you know, there's always a photographer somewhere ready to capture anything.

"I am an artist.  I am here to live out loud."
 - Emile Zola

Herbert E. French proprietor of the National Studio Photo Company posed in his Washington D.C. studio.

It seems wandering through studios belonging to photographers can be rather eye opening into their, subject. 

"Don't go looking at me like that because you'll wear your eyes out." - Emile Zola

Such an odd pose and expression for a cartoonist, wouldn't you say?

Harris and Ewing- Photographer

Posing is Cartoonist Cliff Berryman
"There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman.  One is born a poet.  One becomes a craftsman."
- Emile Zola
Photographers, by trade or hobby they all have one main thing in common.
The joy of picture taking.
May 1943
Arlington Cemetery Virginia
Unknown woman taking pictures at the ceremony of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
"The past was but the cemetery of our illusions: one simply stubbed one's toes on the gravestones."


Cloudia said...

*clap clap!*


sage said...

I like that last quote, "The past a cemetery of our illusions..." Nice work.

Wendy said...

"... live out loud" -- I like that, but I'm pretty sure my life is but a whisper.

Mike Burnett said...

Interesting take on the theme. Zola was a favourite Author must reread. Thanks for the Memory Jogger.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Karen, I need to find out more about this guy. Great quotes and a wonderful selection of pictures today. Those guys on the rooftop are just about giving me a heart attack.


Kathy M.

Filip and Kristel said...

I just bought my new camera today and when I see these model, I am happy with what I selected. Technology changes rapidly.


young-eclectic-encounters said...

Love the quotes and the photos

Postcardy said...

The photo of two photographers shooting each other made me think of something like a love triangle. There is obviously a third photographer somewhere nearby.

Brett Payne said...

Emile Zola's novel Germinal really moved me, so I'd be very keen to see some of his photographs. His quotes seem rather more flippant than prescient.

Alan Burnett said...

A great selection of old images and sandwiched between them are quotes from one of my very favourite authors. I re-read Zola every ten or so years, his books never disappoint.

Little Nell said...

Im ashamed to say I've never read Zola, although I did see a TV dramatisation of Nana which has stayed in my memory. A wonderful collection of quotes and cameramen.

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R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice collection

Bob Scotney said...

One line in your post - "Just look at everything and anything, as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." - reminded me that every photograph is just a snap shot in time.
Super match between Zola quotes a photographs, Karen.

tony said...

All Hail The Magnificent Mr Z!And Zola was good Too!!!:) Great Post&Photos Karen.

Hazel said...

Zola seemed in touch with his work. Wonderful quotes. Very interesting photos you put together; nice take of the prompt. I love the shots of the cartoonists.

barbara and nancy said...

I've read Zola and saw the bio-pic about him. Such an interesting man. But I never knew he was a photographer.
What a talent.
Great post.


Those quotes sure strike a chord
with me...

An enjoyable post!!

BTW, loved your 6WS!!

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Zola's quotes are all quite thought provoking as are your photo choices. Thanks for sharing these!