The photographs of N.P. Thompson

colours

a weaver of dreams

a weaver of dreams

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facing windows

facing windows


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blue triangle

blue triangle


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van windows

van windows


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glass and shadow

glass & shadow


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dolphin

dolphin


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mosaic

mosaic


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summer baptism

summer baptism


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pyramids

pyramids


nothing ever was, anyway

nothing ever was, anyway

“Can a writer, or thinker, or, in this case, a critic, be held responsible because other people will misunderstand his ‘teachings,’ or ideas, or opinions?

…In other words, everything can be misunderstood and abused. Every strong position, every highly articulate position can be misinterpreted, vulgarized, exaggerated, used for shabby purposes that the person who initially expressed in a different form didn’t intend. And there’s no way you can be safe from this, unless you’re totally mediocre and have no opinions of any kind of force, or shape, or individuality—in which case, you can probably still be misquoted in some ways, but with greater difficulty and it wouldn’t matter—but anybody else is always open to being misinterpreted. And if people are vicious, or stupid, or intolerant, there’s no helping it, and there’s no way of legislating it away. I think human nature is what it is…”

— John Simon in 1985, from Ned Rorem’s Other Entertainment.


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living in a kind of daydream

living in a kind of daydream


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blue summer

blue summer


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Yellowstone curve

Yellowstone curve


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turquoise spring

turquoise spring


clear lake

clear lake

“It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see. The language of the camera is the language of our dreams.” — James Baldwin


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porch paintings

porch paintings


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Badlands on blue

Badlands on blue


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Paul Bley

Paul Bley


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more like someone who travels himself

more like someone who travels himself


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house on the bluff

house on the bluff


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the old ways

the old ways


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the planets

the planets


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tilt

tilt


burning

burning

In memory of Aaron Swartz. November 8, 1986—January 11, 2013.


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