Saturday, May 29, 2010
Which came first -- the artist or the artistic spark, the photographer or the camera?
Egg Stand, Travessera de Gracia Market, Barcelona
When I saw this marvelous image at Barcelona Photoblog I asked Carlos Lorenzo, the photographer, for permission to post it in my sidebar. It is well suited to the bird theme that prevails here at Clutterquake. But more than that it represents the sweetest, cheeriest example of simplicity I can imagine. I can't take my eyes off of it, really. The way the merchant so carefully arranged the beautiful eggs cradled in baskets filled with straw is such a marked contrast to the stacks of plastic and/or cardboard egg containers in grocery store cold keepers where I shop.....always with one or two containers tossed aside, lids open to show cracked eggs with dried yolk glued onto the spots where they oozed. The person who assembled this display did so with artistry, care, and whimsy.....and also with respect, both for the fine product and the deserving shopper.
Carlos has one of the best photo blogs in the blogosphere. Each photo is dazzling and the explanations accompanying his shots are keen and poetic. This shot is but one example of his refined skill with the camera that, in his hands, becomes a magic instrument. Thank you, Carlos, for allowing me to share Egg Stand with all who visit this blog.