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04 March 2008 @ 07:16 pm
I hope you're not getting tired of these . . .  

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I really didn't mean to lie in my previous post of a Sara photo. I really did think it would be a while before I posted another one. What can I say? This image came along and jumped up and down and purely insisted that it be posted with haste. What could I do?

We hope you like it.

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Strawberry Snatchcakerampion on March 5th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
This one is my favorite so far. Very nice!
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 5th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)

I <grin> a big grin. I'm glad. Thank you!

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Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 6th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)

Oh thank you! Doubly.

Geri Sullivangerisullivan on March 5th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)

You're doing markedly different things with photography these days. Some of the difference is clearly due to the use of software and posting digital images -- cropping, masks and such. But other differences are specifically through the lens -- composition, focus, contrast.

Even with the differences, the photographs are very clearly Fred photos...they're just not familiarFred photos. I'm surprised by how much they're opening my eyes to new aspects of your work.

Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)


As far as doing markedly different things with photography … hmmm. It really doesn't feel that way. It feels like I'm the same old guy doing pretty much the same old thing. More or less, I mean. You know, I always expect there's some growth. Plus it's not as if the subjects don't have a considerable influence on what a photo is, what it becomes; especially when the subject is a person.

Well, wait, no, it does and it doesn't feel that way. I have had a few insights recently, such as my Kandinsky revelation (still have to finish writing that one up and get it posted) and my scale epiphany (I haven't even started writing on that one). The Q&D on them is I find Kandinsky's work fascinating and am trying to integrate what I most like about it into my photography—at least occasionally. Some things regarding impressionism and abstraction and freedom from focus. Something like that. As far as scale—I'll want to delve deeper into this one, but I realized recently that my mindset while taking color photos for the last mumble-mumble years has been that they were going to be slides that would be projected and therefore the images—what people would be seeing when I showed my work—would be really, really large. And—I'll admit it—I'm a good enough artist/photographer so that mindset very much affected my choice of subject and composition and detail and … oh, a myriad of things about how I was "seeing." But now, you know, my images are being seen on computer screens mostly. Or even on my iPod. Much smaller than a projected slide—even a slide projected in a living room rather than in a hall.

Okay, you win. It's different.

Peter Hentgesjbru on March 5th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
I am intrigued by how i cannot tell if what I'm seeing is grain from the film or the texture of her clothing.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)

And I, in turn, am intrigued by what intrigues you. Right again. Thanks!

Teslatesla_aldrich on March 5th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
They're lovely photos and Sara is a beautiful woman. I for one won't be getting tired of them anytime soon.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)

I'm glad you like the photos and I readily agree that Sara is a beautiful woman. Further, I'm glad you won't be getting tired of them. Finally, I'm really glad you let me know that. It will help keep them coming. Thanks!

Edited at 2008-03-07 01:36 am (UTC)
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on March 5th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
I like this one too (well, duh!) -- restful, but dynamic, sort of like that Picasso painting of an athlete waiting to perform.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)

well, duh!?
Why "well, duh!" Because you wouldn't have said anything if you didn't? Because your near-legendary appreciation of beautiful women should make it obvious to anyone that you would like it? Because … oh, I dunno … because of something else entirely that I'm not likely to think of?

Glad you do like it, you know, and glad you're continuing to take the time to post your responses.

I'm flattered to be compared to Picasso, although I must admit that I'm not familiar enough with his corpus to immediately call the work you mention to mind.

Annenetmouse on March 5th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
well, I'm enjoying them.

Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
well, great! Thanks for saying. Much appreciated, it is and you are.
Annenetmouse on March 7th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! btw, are you planning to sit in on applecon, at all?
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)

You're quite welcome my dear.

Sit in? Huh?
We are planning to attend da applecon—bought memberships and everything. And I'll probably bring my guitar. And my camera. It's even possible that one or t'other will come out of their respective case. Maybe even both. Who knows?
Does this mean that you will be there? If so, I have but one thing to say about it: Whoo-hoo!

Annenetmouse on March 7th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
It's not currently looking affordable, unless perhaps I drive. But I waver.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 8th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)

Hmmm. Maybe there's somebody else in <your area> who might be interested in coming. So you could share driving and expenses? Just one thing: if you do drive, please don't waver…

doclnghairdoclnghair on March 5th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Not Tired at all. Keep 'em coming!
While I've been too much of a slug lately to comment, (Life does that)
I've been delighting in your work. It's been a wonderful melding of serious thought and exquisite beauty.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)

Whew! Was getting worried there. After all, there can be too much, even of a good thing. Wouldn't want to swamp y'all under too many photos. Thanks for the support.

I quite understand about not necessarily having the energy to comment, even when something has struck one as being particularly enjoyable and worthy of comment. I've had more than my share of those sorts of moments my own self. So I quite appreciate the effort you went to in getting around to commenting. And very much glad you enjoy the work. Among the many wonderful thing about my friends is you're all people whose opinions I value highly.

(Anonymous) on March 6th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Fred is an awesome photographer. We had a lot of fun together.
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter eyes onlyfredcritter on March 7th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)

Ooooh! This must be Sara. Hi Sara! (You know, you can sign your name when you post, even if you choose not to bother to get an LJ account and you to continue to post "Anonymously."   ;)   That way we'd know for sure that it's you and stuff like that.

In any case … *blush* Awww, shucks. And you're awesome to work with. We did indeed have much fun and I very much look forward to having more fun making photographs with you. Next time should be even better, since we'll now be at least somewhat used to each other and to the process. Over the years I've discovered that the more fun we're having, the better the photos—that fun and joy comes shining through. See ya!