Á stysta degi ársins héldum við upp á Hólmsheiði rétt fyrir utan Reykjavík til að finna okkur jólatré.
Ljósmyndin mín “Kristnes kýrnar” var valin af hinum frábæra ljósmyndara Aline Smithson sem “honourable mention” (Þýðing óskast) fyrir sýninguna “Rural impressions” sem verður opnuð hjá “New York Center for Photographic Art” í september 2013. Ég held mikið upp á þessa mynd sem var tekin á stað sem mér þykir sérstaklega vænt um, í Kristnesi í Eyjafirði.
See how poetry and photography look alike?
“Poems, even when narrative, do not resemble stories. All stories are about battles, of one kind or another, which end in victory or defeat. Everything moves towards the end, when the outcome will be known.
Poems, regardless of any outcome, cross the battlefields, tending the wounded, listening to the wild monologues of the triumphant or the fearful. They bring a kind of peace. Not by anaesthesia or easy reassurance, but by recognition and the promise that what has been experienced cannot disappear as if it had never been. Yet the promise is not of a monument. (Who, still on a battlefield, wants monuments?) The promise is that language has acknowledged, has given shelter, to the experience which demanded, which cried out.”
— John Berger, “Once in a Poem” in “And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos”
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