Ottawa, August 12, 2023

Going home

March 31, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“I don’t know the meaning of this journey I was forced to make, between one and another night, in the company of the whole universe… […]

Ottawa, December 24, 2023

Making pictures

March 27, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“…To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making […]

Ottawa, October 8, 2023


March 24, 2024 Paul Politis 0

A few more quotes from Ray K. Metzker: “I approach photography in the context of art, as a key to understanding. It is my connection […]

Ottawa, November 26, 2023


March 17, 2024 Paul Politis 0

I recently got a well-worn copy of Unknown Territory: Photographs of Ray K. Metzker, which I’ve wanted for a long time. “I recognize the desire, […]

Ottawa, September 1, 2023

In arbitrary space

February 13, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“The only attitude worthy of a superior man is to persist in an activity he recognizes is useless, to observe a discipline he knows is […]

Ottawa, July 23, 2023

Tale of a houseplant

January 30, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“Formerly, yes, art and culture, and the Apollonian and the Dionysian and all that, seemed terribly important. But today I’m satisfied if I can turn […]

Ottawa, March 9, 2023

Winter scene

January 23, 2024 Paul Politis 0

Reading Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse. “He did not think about it, he deadened his thoughts with constant work. His feeling was: you can go at […]