Moments

YEARS PASS, AGES PASS, TROUBLES PASS

When time overwhelms us, sometimes a second can save us. This is the miracle of the moment: being, seeing, or taking a photograph. The photo is there you can pick it up like a pebble on a beach; sometimes it will wait there for years like Sleeping Beauty: Let us give thanks for forgetfulness and remembrancess. We recall gardens, riverbanks, windows, faces. We know now that a moment can save us, that a moment never grows old. Over a lifetime I have noticed that everything is woven together by chance encounters and special moments. Unplanned, uncalculated instants. Let us give thanks for spontaneity and the unexpected.

EDOUARD BOUBAT
Paris, February 1993
taken from Les Inédits, exhibition catalogue, 1993.

Picture by me 16 years ago as I cycled to Sheffield.

 

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