E. O. Hoppé | Ezra Pound

Posted: December 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Poetry, Quotes

The only thing that makes me pause is to wonder whether the ingenuity of modern apparatus is not in itself a subtle temptation to photographers to rely on their instruments rather than on themselves. It will be a bad day for art if this is so.

-E.O. Hoppé

Ezra Pound, E.O. Hoppé 1918

Ezra Pound, E.O. Hoppé 1918

The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.

– Ezra Pound


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Henri Cartier-Bresson | Ezra Pound

Posted: December 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Poetry, Quotes

Ezra Pound, Venice 1971 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

VENICE—Ezra Pound, 1971 Henri Cartier-Bresson © Magnum Photos

Martine Franck, Cartier-Bresson’s widow, accompanied her husband to just one — probably atypical — portrait session, that of the poet Ezra Pound in Venice in 1971, a year before his death at 87.

There was a tremendous, heavy silence,’ recalled Ms. Franck, herself a photographer. ‘Pound didn’t say a word. He just seemed to condemn the world with his eyes. We were there for about 20 minutes. I stayed to one side. I huddled in a corner. Henri took seven pictures.’

From This Decisive Moment On by Alan Riding in The New York Times, January 26, 2006


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Richard Avedon | Ezra Pound

Posted: December 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Poetry

Ezra Pound at William Carlos Williams' house in 1958 by Richard Avedon

Ezra Pound at William Carlos Williams' house in 1958 by Richard Avedon

Either move or be moved.

-Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, 1945 mug shot

Ezra Pound, 1945 mug shot

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.

-Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, Easter 1971,  Burano, Italy by Franz Larese

Ezra Pound, Easter 1971, Burano, Italy by Franz Larese

Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market.

-Ezra Pound


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