The Inscribed Lens

A juxtaposition of time, light, and ink
'Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.' — Einstein
Photo: Michael Kenna

'Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.' — Einstein

Photo: Michael Kenna

'All my life I have dreamed of an object I cannot name' - Breton
Photo: Moholy-Nagy, Photogram, 1926

'All my life I have dreamed of an object I cannot name' - Breton

Photo: Moholy-Nagy, Photogram, 1926

'Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.' — Ortega y Gasset
Photo: Robert Capa, Watching the sky, Gran Vía, Madrid, 1936

'Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.' — Ortega y Gasset

Photo: Robert Capa, Watching the sky, Gran Vía, Madrid, 1936

'Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.' — Jung
Photo: Stieglitz, Hands and Thimble, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918.

'Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.' — Jung

Photo: Stieglitz, Hands and Thimble, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918.

'If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.' — Zola
Photo: Jacob Riis, Bandits’ Roost, 1888

'If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.' — Zola

Photo: Jacob Riis, Bandits’ Roost, 1888

'Every act is a cerebral revolver shot' - Tzara
Photo: Kertesz, Broken Plate, 1929

'Every act is a cerebral revolver shot' - Tzara

Photo: Kertesz, Broken Plate, 1929

'In the great glasshouses streaming with condensation, the children in mourning-dress beheld marvels.' — Rimbaud
Photo: Robert Doisneau, Shop Window, 1947

'In the great glasshouses streaming with condensation, the children in mourning-dress beheld marvels.' — Rimbaud

Photo: Robert Doisneau, Shop Window, 1947

'I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it' — Colette
Photo: Diane Arbus

'I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it' — Colette

Photo: Diane Arbus

‘Imagination is the eye of the soul.’ — Joubert
Photo: John Loengard, Brassaï’s Eye, 1961

Imagination is the eye of the soul.’ — Joubert

Photo: John Loengard, Brassaï’s Eye, 1961

'Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.' — Baudelaire
Photo: Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française, 1929

'Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.' — Baudelaire

Photo: Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française, 1929