ADOPT THE PACE OF NATURE: HER SECRET IS PATIENCE
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
-Robert Louis Stevenson-
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
-Henry David Thoreau-
Just reading in the back yard…
It is towards the end of the first graph, but I’m uncertain if you can call anything that meanders past three inches a graph?
“My suggestion to newspapers everywhere is to give the public a reason to read them again.” stated the editor.
Thank you Graydon Carter, Editor of Vanity Fair in “Editors Letter” for speaking the obvious in the July 2009 edition of the magazine.
Many of us in the newspaper business for maybe way too long have been singing the praises of magazine quality work both in words and photographs but in an industry where publishers and editors are afraid to buck the trend and put quality first and hope readers and more importantly advertisers will come…we have dug our own grave.
Was that video you introduced this past month?
Now, if that sounds a bit bitter, looking deep into the dark depths of my soul…it is.
This past Friday I stumbled past a thirty-year personal best which I never really gave much thought to until Saturday.
I have been unemployed for two months and a day. That is one day longer than I have ever been out of a newsroom.
Back in the day (old folks use that a lot) you had to mail a bulky portfolio laden with photographs or story clips.
I collected the rejections for a period of time, one of my favorites from an editor in Spokane, Washington. “You would be better off as a milkman rather than a photographer.” he noted.
I always enjoyed the honesty in such a reply.