We know a place best through the intimacies of contact: through direct and meaningful encounters with people situated in the everyday; through the tactile surfaces of walls and flesh and streets—and through the mythos that we distill from each and every one of those encounters. The world seeps into us: it colors and transforms how we see and what we know.
Read more… (originally this link led to the online magazine Le Journal de la Photographie. That site has been taken down, so I’ve redirected the link to my personal website where I’ve posted the original Le Journal text. Since then the Journal has reformed as l’Oeil de la Photographie (The Eye of Photography) and is continuing to publish on a daily basis).