I ran across the following thought just now as I was catching up on some stuff. It has everything to do with photography and my way of looking at life. Grand aint it?
“Human beings took our animal need for palatable food … and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species … and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools … and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language … and turned it into King Lear.”
What we do is a total refelection of what we are not just as individuals but as a species and how we are hard wired. I’ve always said that if I lived in the 1600’s I would constantly be on a boat on an expedition to see “what’s over there?” Dispite our proclivity for doing horrible things our species is pretty darned cool and the world that we live in thrills me.
Here is an out take from an assignment that I did the other day.
Love this image, Castner.