Photography as language

Joel Meyerowitz is one of my favorite artists.  His book, Cape Light, was the first photography book I ever owned.  I lived on the Cape at the time and he captured the lower Cape magnificently.  Magic and mystery.

Here is a great quote from Joel on photography:

“In the larger sense, if you think of photography as a language, it’s now a language that billions of people around the world speak. It used to be much more secretive. You might have a camera you used for family outings and holidays, but there wasn’t the number of people who bought a camera to make art that we have today. There’s this vast international explosion of people communicating through images that show us a commonality across the world in the way we live our lives, the things that are meaningful to us. So I see it as a tool for disseminating a kind of humanistic expression that makes us all closer to each other. We feel each other’s pain in a more continuous way. So I see it as an incredible leap forward for human communication.” – Joel Meyerowitz

From Cape Light
Joel Meyerowitz

At the beach

I spent a week on the Cape this month.  I lived on the Cape for many years as a child and have much family still there.

It is a magical place of light and water in late summer.

We stayed with my Dad in No. Eastham where the land is just a mile and a half wide, with ocean on one side and cape cod bay on the other.

This series is of my two favorite beaches on the lower cape–First Encounter and Marconi.

First Encounter Beach

Low Tide at First Encounter Beach

First Encounter Beach

cloudy day on the flats at First Encounter Beach

First Encounter Beach

low tide walkers

the catchers

marconi beach

Marconi beach

the architect

marconi beach