But Steiglitz claimed more, verbatim he said. The story packs punch and perks up your ears.
I went into the sierra with the story in mind, I aimed the camera at the sky more than once. And when I did, the words "music, man that is music" went through my mind.
Suppose Steiglitz had written a tame account of Bloch's reaction.
It would have never entered my mind.
Edward Weston said it better, "Whenever I can feel a Bach fugue in my work I know I have arrived.” Perhaps Bloch is more appropriate for Steiglitz, though.
"Music! Man, that is music!" became a kind of stock punch line for my friends and me many years back.
John, Michael, Brian, Ken, Darin, Bill, and Jim – Please go to the blackboard and write “I will spell Stieglitz correctly in the future.” 100 times. Bill, that’s 200 times for you.
Paul, no homework for you tonight.
Stieglitz 200 times - I can't beleive I did that.
Here's an experiment...
I often envision what you would say in reaction to seeing one of my prints.
I just sent Brian Ellis a pm with my prediction of what you will say when you see this.
What's your reaction? After paulr gives it, Brian - you can share the pm...
Cloud with Aspens
Bill Burk, 2008
I predict Paul will say that the style & intended message were exhausted long ago by the Masters and are no longer credible in our post-post-modernist world.