sting, speck, cut, little hole… inside..

“Studium… a kind of general, enthusiastic commitment, of course, but without special acuity. It is by studium that I am interested in so many photographs, for it is culturally that I participate in the figures, the faces, the gestures, the settings, the actions” “The second element will break (or punctuate) the studium… this element which rises from the scene, shoots out of it like an arrow, and pierces me. A Latin word exists to designate this wound, this prick, this mark made by a pointed instrument: the word suits me all the better in that it also refers to the notion of punctuation, and because the photographs I am speaking of are in effect punctuated, sometimes event speckled with this sensitive points… I shall therefore call punctum; for punctum is also: sting, speck, cut, little hole – and also a cast of the dice. A photograph’s punctum is that accident which pricks me (but also bruises me, is poignant to me).”

a selection from “Camera Lucida” by Roland Barthes

Black Betty

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

I’ve been working with leather for a month. These piece of earrings is probably the most time demanding one I’ve done. I’m happy with the result, though I have to work on the pictures. I’m on my way to buy a new camera, more professional and probably to take some lessons in jewel photography. Every artistic experiment, successful or not,  pushes me into new territory and I like this a lot –

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” -Ursula K. Le Guin