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Part II - Still Life 10: Journey to Memphis - Morandi inspired photos



Still Life  Chapter 10   
Walkabout  Part II  Journey to Memphis   
Studies IV    April,  2014 
Photographs Inspired by Giorgio Morandi


  Fig.#1  Morandi inspired  photograph, Still Life, Chapter 10,  Walkabout  Part II 

For an Introduction to the Still Life project and the links to all of its chapters visitStill Life
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Introduction
There are currently three parts to the Chapter 10 project entitled Walkabout.   Each part has its own dedicated webpage.  Be sure to see Part I which introduces the project as a whole and includes  a collection of photographs on multiple themes.  Part III  is a collection of photographs made in an old house that is being remodeled. 


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The collection of photographs made on my journey to Memphis in early March, 2014  is not a travelogue.  It is not a document or a narrative.  It is a continuation of my journey into the visionary world of Morandi, and an exploration of his stated intention: to touch the essence, the core of things through his creative process.  

When an image unveils the essence of a place or thing to a viewer, a certain feeling of numinous meaning is sensed, some internal energy is liberated, time seems to stop, the heart opens, a silent conversation begins.  This kind of experience of an image suggests that it has presence.  We experience something deep within ourselves which corresponds to some essential quality within the image.  

Morandi's work is for me palpable with presence.  The formal reduction typical of his imagery, the relationships between things and the overall visual structure of his images, the mystery of light and color and tone in his images, all this and more have an ineffable power to invoke deep resonances, something like memories that were presumed lost.  This is what I am trying to get at in my own Morandi inspired works.

My Introduction to Part I of my three part project explains how I came to the title Walkabout during my visit to see a friend who lives in Memphis.  

Welcome to Journey to Memphis.   

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Part II  
Morandi inspired Still Life Photographs
Walkabout
Chapter 10

Journey to Memphis

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Airport Photographs 

~ on the way to Memphis ~



Journey to Memphis: Airport, dots on window    Part II, Image #1  
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout  




Journey to Memphis: Airport, telephone booth    Part II, Image #2
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Airport, brick wall, electrical plates   Part II, Image #3  
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Airport, door with glass window    Part II, Image #4 
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Journey to Memphis: Airport, dots on window    Part II, Image #5 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout



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Photographs made
In my friend's house



Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, plastic cup   Part II, Image #6 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, bananas & pears   Part II, Image #7 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, double boiler   Part II, Image #8 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, paper towel rolls   Part II, Image #9 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, TV & remote   Part II, Image #10 
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Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, mic & video camera   Part II, Image #11 
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Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, round screen   Part II, Image #12 
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Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, venetian blinds   Part II, Image #13 
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Journey to Memphis: Inside Larry's house, light dots on wall   Part II, Image #14 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout



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Photographs made
Outside the house



Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, snow on roof    Part II, Image #15 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, neighborhood fence    Part II, Image #16 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, woods & railroad tracks    Part II, Image #17 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, red signs, train   Part II, Image #18 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, houses, trees Part II, Image #19 
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Journey to Memphis: Outside the house, leaves behind screen   Part II, Image #20 
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Photographs made in
The Memphis Library



Journey to Memphis: Library, CD racks   Part II, Image #21 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Library chair with round table   Part II, Image #22 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout


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Photograph made in an
Ethiopian Restaurant 



Journey to Memphis: restaurant table, glass & napkin   Part II, Image #23 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout


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Photographs made in the
Wapanocca National
Wildlife Refuge



Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, road to boat ramp   Part II, Image #24 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, woods, fallen tree   Part II, Image #25 
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Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, woods on edge of lake   Part II, Image #26 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, woods on edge of lake   Part II, Image #27 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, shadows on trees   Part II, Image #28 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Wildlife Refuge, Lake Wapanocca  Part II, Image #29 
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout



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Airport Photographs 

~ returning home from Memphis ~ 



Journey to Memphis: Airport, escalator, window, figures   Part II, Image #30
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Airport, Elvis window display   Part II, Image #31
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout




Journey to Memphis: Airport, windows, plane taking off   Part II, Image #32
Still Life: Morandi inspired photographs, Chapter 10: Walkabout





This concludes Walkabout Part II

Click here to see Walkabout Part I
Click here to see Walkabout Part III  The House Remodeled


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Still Life ~ Photographs Inspired by Giorgio Morandi  


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