01 May, 2015

Pretty tough

Wake, South Pacific [click to enlarge]

I was watching a YouTube video, “Saul Leiter in Conversation with Vince Aletti,” produced by Dear Dave, Magazine and the School of Visual Art, New York (below). In it, Saul Leiter said,

To put it very simply, I think the world is full of endless things, and there are many beautiful things around us and people have a way and a talent for not noticing it — because they're lazy and because they're spoiled and because they lack the imagination to see that what is around them is actually sometimes very beautiful.
Lazy, spoiled or unimaginative. Pretty tough.

If it's not true, then it's a challenge.

Last year I talked about Saul and the movie, "In No Great Hurry - 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter."  In any case, here's that interview (if you've got an hour and ten minutes).

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