Saturday, October 21, 2006

jerome liebling

All meaning accrues in duration — sometimes you have to just slow down and look.

Documentarian Ken Burns on what he learned from photographer and mentor Jerome Liebling, who received a tribute from the Museum of Film and Television Thursday night. Burns was quoted in Randy Kennedy’s piece in the NYT: « The Still-Life Mentor to a Filmmaking Generation »

Kennedy continues:
Though age has finally begun to slow [Liebling], he said, he is still hard at work with a camera and has in fact just returned to printing a series of pictures he first began in 1979 in an apple orchard near his house.

“I guess that’s a long time to be working on an apple orchard, isn’t it?” he said. “But the apples still keep growing each year.”

[Photo credit: Jerome Liebling]

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